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, 6 February 2007

Industrial designer/graphic designer wanted!

CBD is one of the most visible and respected design companies working from their offices in Copenhagen, Denmark; Beijing and Huangzhou in China, as well as in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. The company is staffed with a young, competent and multicultural crew. Now, CBD China is looking for experienced and highly creative, motivated industrial and graphic designers, who would like to join the Chinese office in Beijing. More »

Tuesday, 30 January 2007

Motorola and the Cologne International School of Design present concepts for the mobile society of the future

Designs for a future generation of mobile telephones were on show at the year-end in Cologne by students of the Cologne International School of Design headed by Prof. Günter Horntrich and Andreas Wrede. The concept designs for the future of mobile communication are aimed essentially at opportunities for individualising  Motorola mobile telephones and displaying new opportunities in mobile design and conceivable additional uses for private purposes. More »

Monday, 29 January 2007

Taiwan Design, Global Honor

The red dot design award is also becoming more and more influential as an achievement barometer in Asia where it has gained the highest reputation. Taiwan is a perfect example of this development: in the red dot design award 2006 submissions from Taiwan rose by almost 50 percent in comparison to the previous year. As initiator of the red dot design award, Professor Dr. Peter Zec had therefore been invited to Taiwan at the end of the year to take part on stage as a guest in a very special design event. More »

Thursday, 25 January 2007

Juror Portrait: Masayo Ave

“A single, well designed product can raise the standard for all corresponding products.” – This quote from Masayo Ave, who was a member of the red dot jury last year, strikes firmly home at the heart of our work. This year too, the designer will be part of the red dot jury. More »

Tuesday, 9 January 2007

Mercedes Car Group increases 2006 sales to record

Mercedes Car Group posts all-time sales record with three percent increase. Mercedes, awarded several times the red dot, managed this with outstanding design quality: In 2006, Mercedes-Benz increased customer deliveries by seven percent worldwide to a record level. More »

Friday, 5 January 2007

European Design Promotion Conference, Paris

The annual European Design Promotion Conference, this year taking place on the 8th and 9th of January in Paris, is the meeting place of leading personalities in the field of design promotion and a forum to discuss the regional and international context of European design promotion. This year's programme will end with a birthday celebration on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Icsid, the designers´ international umbrella organisation. More »

Friday, 22 December 2006

Merry Christmas!

2006 is drawing to a close and we are reviewing an eventful year. This is an occasion to thank you for your energetic support, for your interest in our affairs and for the confidence and the loyalty you have shown us. Many achievements we’re regarding with pride and pleasure would have been impossible to attain without your assistance. More »

Thursday, 21 December 2006

World Design Capital 2010 Competition Launched

The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) announced today on behalf of the International Design Alliance (IDA) the opening of the World Design Capital® (WDC) 2010 competition - a biennial international event created to showcase cities in recognition of their design excellences their focus on design as a driving force for economic, social and cultural development. More »

Wednesday, 20 December 2006

Plagiarius exhibition in the red dot design museum extended

The Plagiarius exhibition in the red dot design museum has been extended to 25 February 2007. This exhibition is part of the annually awarded negative prize “Plagiarius,” which was created by Professor Rido Busse in 1977 and presents originals and counterfeits of well-known products which have received the ‘Plagiarius.’ More »

Friday, 8 December 2006

The awards presentation of the red dot award: communication design 2006 -- international meeting of the creative industry

It was a worthy highlight and end of this year’s red dot award: communication design -- the festive awards ceremony on Friday 8 December 2006 in the Essen Philharmonic Concert Hall, which was attended by some 800 guests from eight nations to celebrate the winners of this year’s red dot award: communication design. The tension with regards to the honorary prizes for the best works of each category, however, kept mounting during the ceremony, because the winners were not announced until the very end of the awards presentation. More »