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

Thursday, 7 May 2009

red dot on tour – creative asia

In the past ten years, Asia’s economic landscape has been subject to serious changes. Today, Asia is one of the most important centers of design worldwide. The exhibition “red dot meets creative asia” presents the enormous potential of Asian design to a wide audience. From 15 May until 18 May 2009, the exhibition at the “City of Design” Creative Industrial Estate, Central Park, in Shenzhen, shows a selection of awarded Asian products from the internationally renowned red dot design award. More »


Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Register now for the red dot award: communication design 2009

Particularly in times of crisis, a coherent brand presence becomes a survival strategy and successful communication design one of the most important differentiating tools for surviving in the market. However, good achievement always requires international comparison: as of now, designers, advertising agencies, and clients from all around the world are invited to enter their works to the red dot award: communication design 2009! More »


Sunday, 5 April 2009

red dot award: design concept 2009 - benefit from the Early Bird Discount by 15 April!

Seize the last chance: the Early Bird registration period ends on 15 April. Register now for the red dot award: design concept 2009 and profit from the Early Bird Discount! More »


Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Trendspots 2009

In times of economic crisis a large number of companies banks on good, honest product design. The highest ease-of-use and a down-to-earth performance of the companies – these are the characteristics of the award-winning products. More »


Monday, 9 March 2009

Virtual Reality: Computer worlds inspire design concept by BMW Group DesignworksUSA

The gaming industry is an industry that is associated with attributes such as visionary creativity, innovative strength and progressiveness. But where does it get its inspiration from and how does one set trends in an industry which stands for progressive thinking and inventiveness? A clear answer to this question was recently given by the creative studio BMW Group DesignworksUSA with a design concept for the latest high end gaming tower of the company Thermaltake. More »


Monday, 23 February 2009

Design as a way out of the crisis – the industry braces itself

Our economy is unwell; in fact extremely unwell as we can tell from the insolvency proceedings of numerous traditional businesses which are currently dominating the newspaper headlines. But is there a long-term way out of the crisis at all? Professor Dr. Peter Zec has observed that companies are increasingly investing in design to strengthen their market positions. More »


Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Introducing new design concept categories

As the campaign to find the best design concepts of the year begins, here is an introduction of the changes made to the categories of concepts for the award in 2009. Refined and reworked, the new categories have been created to better accommodate the diverse variety of entries received. More »


Monday, 9 February 2009

Kia product presentation in the red dot design museum

The harmonious combination of fascinating industrial architecture and award-winning contemporary product design: from 2-9 February 2009 the red dot design museum once again served as the stage for an extraordinary event of a renowned company. The Korean car manufacturer Kia staged the presentation of its latest model, the “Kia Soul”, in the inspiring setting of the boiler house of the “Zeche Zollverein” colliery. More »


Tuesday, 3 February 2009

BMW appoints new chief designer

Christopher E. Bangle, the BMW Group’s Head of Design, has worked closely with Adrian van Hooydonk in BMW Group design development for nearly17 years. Now he is handing over his post to van Hooydonk, who is currently Head of BMW Automobile Design. Bangle’s plan to pursue his own design-related endeavours beyond the auto industry marks the start of a new phase in his life while maintaining strong ties with the BMW Group. More »


Monday, 26 January 2009

red dot exhibition opening in Vienna

Approximately 300 guests from the communication design industry got together on 22 January 2009 at the opening of the two special exhibitions “red dot presents: communication design at its best” and “Strichpunkt presents High Voltage Design” in the designforum of the Vienna Museum Quarter. More »