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 September 2009

Just published in the red dot edition: “UNIVERSAL DESIGN - BEST PRACTICE Volume 1”

The new book “UNIVERSAL DESIGN - BEST PRACTICE Volume 1”, published in the red dot edition, presents the current trends and innovations of a fascinating industry. This publication shows the exciting development of an industry that has long gone beyond purely medical or therapeutic approaches and for which the design aspect has become more important than ever. More


Thursday, 27 August 2009

Results red dot award: communication design 2009

The design of “Digital Games” has become decidedly more professional. The games market is growing strongly; and this year’s entries in the “Digital Games” category clearly show that the branch is in constant change due to the rapid progress made in technology. Find out more information about the latest trends of the red dot award: communication design 2009 in our red dot trend spots. More


Wednesday, 26 August 2009

‘Wa: The Spirit of Harmony and Japanese Design Today’

The “red dot award: communication design” ranks first in the list of the most important design competitions for the corporate identity sector. This is the result of the study “Corporate identity – status quo 2009, expert survey CI/CD agencies” published by Professor Robert Paulmann, corporate identity institute, Mainz, Germany. In the study, the red dot design award was voted into first place out of all internationally relevant design competitions. More


Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Results red dot award: communication design 2009

Results of the “red dot award: communication design 2009” The results of the “red dot award: communication design” have been finalised: 6,112 works were submitted to the competition – one of the most important and biggest design competitions worldwide – by communication designers and agencies from a total of 42 countries. More


Tuesday, 30 June 2009

red dot award: product design 2009 -

Asia, America, Australia – more than 1,200 guests travelled from every continent on 29 June 2009 to attend the award ceremony for the biggest international design prize, red dot award: product design, in Essen. More


Wednesday, 24 June 2009

red dot is inviting the world to the international design show in the next European Capital of Culture – award ceremony for the red dot award: product design 2009 to start Ruhr 2010

Essen’s creative climax for the year is rapidly approaching – red dot is doing the trial run for the European City of Culture year in 2010. With star guests from all over the globe, red dot is celebrating with the award ceremony for the red dot award: product design 2009 on 29 June. This will place the City of Essen at the center of the international creative industry. More


Monday, 22 June 2009

red dot design yearbooks 2008/2009

The best designers, the most innovative products, the most interesting background information - order now the new red dot design yearbook! More


Tuesday, 16 June 2009

An interview with Carlos Hinrichsen

Carlos Hinrichsen is jury member of the red dot award: design concept 2009. From 1998 to 2003, the acting Icsid President was head of the DuocUC Design Center and has been an honorary member of the Chilean Association of Design Firms QVID since 2002. red dot reveals Carlos Hinrichsen's insights on the adjudication for red dot award: design concept 2009. More


Wednesday, 10 June 2009

The countdown is on for the red dot award: product design 2009 awards ceremony

On Monday, 29 June 2009, the winners of the red dot award: product design 2009 will be honoured at a festive ceremony in the Essen Aalto Theater by eminent representatives from design, business, and politics. Design lovers from all over the world have already announced their attendance at this impressive gala – and we would be delighted to welcome you, too, as our guest! More


Wednesday, 10 June 2009

red dot: design team of the year 2009

The ‘design team of the year’ award goes to Tupperware The most famous burp in design history and top product quality for over 60 years: Tupperware has been awarded the highest honorary distinction in the design world – the “red dot: design team of the year 2009”. Tupperware’s design team, lead by Vice President of Global Design, Susan Perkins, has consistently created best-in-class, innovative products which are showcased around the world. More