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 SGD 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


Wednesday, 4 April 2012

red dot award: design concept - Reward and honour for the pursuit of design excellence

Every year at the “red dot award: design concept”, thousands of concepts are received and put to the highest examination before the panel of the highly respected jury members. This pursuit of design excellence by companies, design studios and universities from all over the world is a crucial drive for continual improvements and breakthroughs in the design industry. More

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

red dot award: communication design – "TV, Films and Cinema"

Whether channel brandings, TV commercials, on-air-design or internet films: Works that convince in the category ”TV, Films and Cinema“, visualise issues from unusual perspectives and astonish with their messages. In 2011, the European cultural channel “Arte” impressed the red dot jury with the dynamism, creativity and originality of its image film “ARTE EN MOUVEMENT“. Who wants to be among this year’s lucky winners, should submit his creative achievements to the “red dot award: communication design 2012” and compete with the international design elite. More

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

red dot award: communication design 2012 – benefit from the early bird discount until 13 April!

By the end of March 2012, the “red dot award: communication design” entered the next round – and with it original and visionary works. Designers, clients and agencies who would like to take advantage of a discounted registration should keep this date in mind: 13 April 2012. On this day, the early bird registration period of this year’s “red dot award: communication design” ends! Those who have the courage to submit their logos, PR campaigns and advertising efforts to the 2011 competition will give their creative achievements in the hands of an internationally renowned jury that rewards only the best works with a red dot. More

Monday, 2 April 2012

red dot award: communication design 2012 - brand new: "Mobile & Apps" and "Social Media"

Standstill? Not at the “red dot award: communication design”! In 2012, the international red dot jury will assess creative achievements in 21 categories. The new ones, "Mobile & Apps" and "Social Media", reflect the advancing process of digitalisation. In addition to traditional communication design from areas such as "Editorial" and "Advertising", digital design achievements in particular promise a high degree of innovation potential. More

Friday, 30 March 2012

Pre-announcement: "German Design Standards" will be presented in Hong Kong

A new title will catch the attention of the design world by the end of this year in Hong Kong: "German Design Standards – From Bauhaus to Globalisation". The Hong Kong Design Institute (HKDI) will hold the German Design Standards exhibition at HKDI Gallery from December 2012 to March 2013, showcasing exhibits from the red dot design museum and Neue Sammlung – The International Design Museum Munich – on the evolution of German design from a historical, cultural and aesthetic perspective. More

Friday, 30 March 2012

Awarded decision-makers: Who will become "red dot: client of the year 2012"?

It’s a symbiosis of a special kind: Heads of communications and their agencies. Almost always an uneasy relationship – and the tension may never go out into public. At the worst, one uses the other in order to clarify the question of fault concerning communicative failure by simply denying the counterpart’s competence. More

Thursday, 29 March 2012

With the Grim Reaper, Morth won the "red dot: junior prize 2011" and 10.000 Euros

Last year, the “red dot: junior prize” was awarded to the communication designer Martina Morth for her thesis "Aufschwung durch Ableben" (“Economic revival through death”). “The idea of death in connection with an annual report came up during an internship I did, shortly before I finished of my academic studies. I had the opportunity to work on a very nice annual report for an international enterprise, whose primary business is gas and engineering”. More

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Things to know and FAQs for the “red dot award: communication design 2012”

Can I submit a work in several categories? Can the work submitted comprise several parts? Who can take part in the “red dot: junior award”? Those who asked themselves these kinds of questions regarding the “red dot award: communication design” can read all the answers on the competition’s website. The FAQs provide a solid overview on the most frequently asked questions. More

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

red dot award: design concept 2012 - Panel of jury unveiled!

The much anticipated identities of the panel of jury for the “red dot award: design concept 2012” are finally revealed! With extensive expertise in industrial design, design publications and design consultancies, all members of the jury are well respected authoritative figures in their respective fields. Hailing from Germany, South Korea, Taiwan, Denmark, China, Singapore, USA, Mexico, Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Sweden, Austria and Finland, the jury panel will be judging and challenging each concept with their own unique perspective, ensuring that the best and most outstanding concepts receive the due commendation - with the prized label of the red dot. More

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

red dot award: communication design: Interview with red dot Juror Professor Laurent Lacour

Mr Lacour, when you now reminisce about the jury`s process, what in particular stayed in your mind? “Once again it became clear that design is not a matter of taste but a matter of content: Controversial opinions in the jury only arose, when the concept or content of a submitted work polarised. We always agreed upon design issues”. More