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

Monday, 19 January 2009

Obituary: Shigeo Fukuda deceased

The design world is mourning the loss of Shigeo Fukuda. On Sunday, 11 January 2009, the graphic designer Shigeo Fukuda passed away suddenly at the age of 76. Shigeo Fukuda was one of the most prolific illusion artists in the world and served as one of the international experts in the jury for the red dot award: communication design 2005. More »


Monday, 19 January 2009

Register now for the red dot award: product design 2009!

The world economic situation has changed and it is crucial to react to the challenges of the new year. Right now it is therefore all the more important for companies and designers to take on a pioneering role with good quality and innovative ideas. With its 11,000 entries from 61 different nations, the red dot design award is a barometer of the general mood and we are overwhelmed as to how active companies are with regards to design also in 2009 and how many entries we have seen already. More »


Friday, 16 January 2009

red dot award: design concept 2009 – register now!

Once again, the call for submissions for the red dot award: design concept 2009 is open. The search for the best design talents, companies and institutions begins and the who’s who in the world of design for 2009 will be revealed. Compete and claim your place in this prestigious list. Early registration discounts start from 15 Jan till 15 Apr 2009. More »


Wednesday, 14 January 2009

“red dot living” – red dot presents award-winning design at the imm cologne trade fair

The industrialised countries in a financial crisis, a worldwide economic slump, and gloomy forecasts for the stock markets in 2009 – the world economy is bracing itself for the crisis. The economic problems will not leave the furniture industry unaffected. This makes it all the more important to take on a kind of pioneering role with good quality and innovative ideas: this year, red dot for the first time presents award-winning design at the imm cologne. More »


Monday, 12 January 2009

red dot visits Austria – red dot presents: communication design at its best and Strichpunkt’s “High Voltage Design”

red dot presents the best of the award-winning design works of the red dot award: communication design 2008 from 23 January to 8 March 2009 in the exhibition “red dot presents: communication design at its best” in collaboration with the Austrian association of designers, design Austria, in Vienna’s Museum Quarter. Similarly fascinating and diverse will be the work of the “red dot: design agency of the year”, which will be staged in a part of the exhibition entitled “Strichpunkt presents: High Voltage Design”. The festive exhibition opening will take place in Vienna’s Museum Quarter on 22 January 2009 at 7:00pm. More »


Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Merry Christmas and a great start into the New Year!

An exciting and eventful year is drawing to a close for red dot and we would like to thank all those who have contributed to making 2008 the red dot design award’s most successful year to date. More »


Monday, 15 December 2008

red dot presents itself in the Middle East

Some 80 red dot award-winning products from 19 countries, more than 30,000 visitors and a successful presence in a world market with future potential – the red dot exhibition “Design on stage – Index presents red dot winners” at the Index 2008 in Dubai was a complete success. For five days the red dot-winning companies presented themselves on the largest stand at the fair. More »


Monday, 8 December 2008

red dot dinner in Taipei

Anew, red dot and the Taiwan Design Center organised a red dot dinner in Taipei on 1 December 2008. Together with Tony Chang, head of the Taiwan Design Center, the host, professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator of the red dot design award, Head of the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen and Icsid Senator, welcomed about 60 red dot participants as well as several successful design-oriented companies from Taiwan. More »


Thursday, 4 December 2008

A designer party with an international feel – the award ceremony for the ‘red dot award: communication design 2008’

With a design agency of the year, a red dot cinema and more guests than ever before, there were lots of new developments at this year’s award ceremony for the ‘red dot award: communication design’. The entire evening inspired and impressed around 800 creative artists from the design industry. One of the special highlights of the evening was the presentation of the ‘red dot: design agency of the year’ title to Strichpunkt, which was present on stage to receive its prize, the ‘Stylus’ challenge cup. Everything exciting about the award ceremony and the winners of the red dot award: communication design 2008 you can find here in our big award ceremony special! More »


Monday, 1 December 2008

Register now for the red dot award: product design 2009!

Designers and companies from all over the world are now once again invited to register their products for the red dot design award, the leading and largest international design competition. Take the chance and register now online at www.red-dot.de/registration! More »