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

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

45-year success story honoured - Veryday is Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2014

Veryday is the first Swedish company in the history of the Red Dot Award: Product Design to win the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year. It was announced today at a press conference in Milan that the product designers, who until 2012 went under the name of Ergonomidesign, are being awarded the sought-after title of honour in recognition of years of constant top design achievements. Professor Dr Peter Zec, founder and president of Red Dot, personally congratulated Krister Torssell, CEO of Veryday, at the world’s largest furniture trade fair “Salone Internazionale del Mobile”, otherwise known as “Milan Design Week”. More »


Monday, 7 April 2014

Contemporary Swedish Design at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile

Design from Sweden is highly appreciated all over the world. With good cause as numerous exhibitions on Swedish design strengths prove. Now, the creative heads from the North enter the Milan Design Week. From 8-13 April 2014, the show “Swedish Design goes Milan: In Real Life” can be visited in the Art Nouveau palace La Posteria in the famous Brera district. More »


Friday, 4 April 2014

Call for Entries: Red Dot in search of design excellence in advertising, marketing and creative sector

To all those in the creative industry: watch this space! The new round for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design starts on 7 April 2014. With the beginning of the early bird phase, designers, agencies, freelancers and companies are invited to submit their projects to the scrutiny of the international Red Dot jury. From Corporate Design to Print Advertising or Online – the search is on for the most innovative campaigns and graphics works from the world of communication design. More »


Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 - Final call for standard submissions

2 April will mark the last day for companies, design studios and designers to submit their most outstanding concepts within the standard submission period. Designers only have one day left to put the finishing touches on the best design concepts, and prototypes before standard submission closes. More »


Monday, 31 March 2014

Red Dot: Design Team of the Year - Red Dot founder Prof. Dr Peter Zec reveals honorary title in Milan

For the second time in a row, the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year will be announced in Milan: In the course of the largest international design fair, Salone Internazionale del Mobile, the Red Dot Award is going to uncover the name of its biggest champion for 2014. Red Dot founder and president Professor Dr Peter Zec is going to congratulate the company on 8 April 2014 in the course of a press conference. More »


Monday, 31 March 2014

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 - The jury's choice

As the end of the standard submission period draws near to the close, the panel of jury is eagerly awaiting to preview the latest collection of futuristic and innovation design ideas that could revolutionise our way of life. Concepts will have to excel through 6 criteria to win the jury’s vote and the coveted Red Dot. The challenges for the concepts include: degree of innovation, aesthetic quality, realisation possibility, functionality and usefulness, manufacturing efficiency and the emotional content of the concept. More »


Friday, 28 March 2014

For the best creative minds - Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014 starts on 7 April

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design is geared toward all design and marketing professionals, from agencies to design offices and freelancers to companies. Whether Corporate Design, Advertising or Online – with the start of the “Early Bird” registration on 7 April, the search is for the most innovative campaigns from the world of communication design. Within 16 categories participants can hand in their creative and graphic projects. More »


Thursday, 27 March 2014

PROUD Forum in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

How does design react to social change? What methods and tools does it use in an effort to respond to – or even influence – this realignment of social and economic realities? How can design values be conveyed in a society where the word “design” is applied to almost everything? These and other questions will be discussed during the PROUD Forum “Design for societal challenges” on 8 May 2014 in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen. More »


Thursday, 27 March 2014

Standard submission for the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 closes on 2 April

The end of the standard submission period draws near with less than seven days to go. Benefits of the standard submission period include lower registration fees and the option of submitting entries in German, Chinese and Korean – avoiding the hassle of translation! More »


Monday, 24 March 2014

The expert jury has chosen - the winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 have been announced

They tested, assessed, criticised and discussed. After a jury session spanning three long days, the team of experts had reached a consensus: the best products of 2014 have been chosen. A record number of designers and companies from all over the world took part in this year’s competition by submitting their innovations for the renowned design award that is the Red Dot. With 4,815 entries, the Red Dot Award: Product Design received the highest-ever number of entries and at the same time added some new countries to the list of participants. More »