The Product Design competition has existed since 1954. Its award, the Red Dot, is an internationally recognised quality seal. The best products receive the Red Dot: Best of the Best award.

» Red Dot Award: Product Design

The competition for Design Concepts and prototypes is held annually in Singapore. The highest award for the best of all concepts is the Red Dot: Luminary which includes prize money of $5,000.

» Red Dot Award: Design Concept

The highest award in the Communication Design competition is the “Red Dot: Grand Prix” for the best work in a category. The “Red Dot: Junior Prize”, which includes prize money of 10,000 euros, will be awarded to the best student work.

» Red Dot Award: Communication Design


Design Award news

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

The countdown is on: Early Bird registration ends soon!

With the aim to select the best designed and most innovative products of the year, the Red Dot Award has recently started a new round. Until 6 December 2013, companies and designers run the chance to enter their well-designed projects for the coveted Red Dot and benefit from the reduced registration fee of the Early Bird period. More »


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Nordic Design in Essen - Special exhibition “Sweden at its best” until March 2014 in the Red Dot Design Museum

The special exhibition “Sweden at its best: Red Dot Award-winning design from the North”, presented by the Red Dot Design Museum, can be visited until 2 March 2014. The products from the High North come from different fields: Well-shaped objects for the domicile, protecting work equipment and innovative products which make life easier, can partly be touched and even tested. More »


Monday, 2 December 2013

Higher, better, faster, stronger innovations - Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 set to begin with full speed ahead

Design is a test of endurance. Will designers be able to last till the end? The race for the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 is set to begin on 1 January 2014 – in search of the best ideas, prototypes and concepts for the year, with all possible energy and enthusiasm. More »


Thursday, 28 November 2013

Slovenian Prime Minister visited the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

On 27 November 2013, the Slovenian Prime Minister Alenka Bratušek visited the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany. The politician was welcomed by Vito Orazhem, managing director of the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen. In his mother tongue Slovenian, he guided through the impressive exhibition of contemporary design. More »


Monday, 25 November 2013

Red Dot boosts the career: 50 free registrations to the design award

Every year of the competition, Red Dot assigns 50 free registrations to young designers. The so-called “Red Dot Young Professionals Application Day“ is very popular with up-and-coming talents. It enables young professionals to compete with renowned designers from all over the world in the Red Dot Award: Product Design. The participation phase is already in full swing and on 11 December 2013, career-starters have 24 hours to apply for one out of 50 free registrations. More »


Monday, 25 November 2013

Icsid announced Taipei World Design Capital 2016

During its 28th General Assembly in Montreal/Canada, the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) announced the appointment of the World Design Capital: following Torino (2008), Seoul (2010), Helsinki (2012) and Cape Town (2014), the accolade goes to the City of Taipei in 2016. More »


Tuesday, 19 November 2013

MEDICA 2013 - The world’s largest medicine fair opens its gates again

From 20 to 23 November 2013 it is that time again: At the trade fair MEDICA, the international professional scene of the health economy presents itself and current medical topics. 4,618 exhibitors from 66 nations will take part at the international event on the exhibition grounds of Messe Düsseldorf, among them manufacturers who were successful in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2013. More »


Monday, 18 November 2013

All Red Dot: Best of the Best winners in the Museum for Communication

Red Dot in Berlin! For the first time in the history of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design all winning works of the contest will be shown in the creative capital over a longer period. Until 5 January 2014, the Museum for Communication Berlin presents the 62 works awarded with the Red Dot: Best of the Best. And on top: the ten best projects, honored with the highest distinction of the year 2013 – the Red Dot: Grand Prix. More »


Friday, 15 November 2013

Online shop for design friends - Red Dot Design Store ties up Christmassy parcels

For the Christmas season, the Red Dot Design Store again keeps numerous gift ideas. Fans of creativity can do their shopping without stress this year, because awarded and innovative products are waiting in the online shop to be given away. The Red Dot Design Store offers a wide variety of ideas: whether Red Dot awarded products or combined present sets – a suitable gift for family, friends or business partners can quickly be found. More »


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

For the start of the competition: Red Dot Best Practice

While manufacturers and designers around the world are being invited to register their works for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014, a selection of the award-winning works from last year’s competition as well as their designers are presented in the Red Dot Best Practice on a weekly basis. More »