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, 9 May 2012

The jury of the "red dot award: communication design 2012", part 1

Only until 25 May 2012 designers, agencies or design offices have the chance to participate with their creative works at the “red dod award: communication design 2012”. At this site, the jury panel of this year’s competition – which will discuss and evaluate the submitted design achievements with expert knowledge – will be introduced gradually. More

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Insights into the world of red dot
By the initiator and CEO, Prof. Dr. Peter Zec

Which qualities must a creative achievement fulfil in order to be awarded the red dot? And how is the setup of the jury which comes together to evaluate each work individually with a keen eye? Who could answer such questions better than Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of red dot? Until 25 May 2012, he gradually provides fascinating insights into the world of excellent communication design on the competition’s website in nine thematic blocks. More

Monday, 7 May 2012

Register now for the “red dot award: communication design 2012”

The regular registration period for annual reports, games, websites, apps and other creative achievements for the “red dot award: communication design 2012” ends in a few days. Only until 25 May 2012, “Latecomers” can submit their examples for outstanding designs. This is the last chance to enter the competition in its hot phase and be awarded with the worldwide recognised seal for outstanding design, the red dot. Asked for are the latest trends in social media, advertising, games, corporate films or interface design. The winning works are considered as quality standards for good communication design in the industry. Do not miss the chance to become a part of this competition! More

Friday, 4 May 2012

“Information Design & Public Space” – Interaction through information

What is the “Pavilion of Knowledge”? It is an interactive science and economy museum, aiming at making science accessible to everyone. In collaboration with the architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça, the agency P-06 Atelier from Lisbon created a surrounding space, a "skin", for the museum. Last year, the high design quality of the work convinced the international jury and earned the distinction “red dot: grand prix”. Professor Uwe Loesch – juror in the “red dot award: communication design 2011” – explains why this creative achievement stood out so clearly that it was honoured the highest individual award in the competition. More

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Establishing Chinese design prowess

Every year, the “red dot award: communication design” receives submissions that come from all parts of the world. The works often carry a touch of the designer’s cultural background embedded into the design, presenting a large collection of very diverse works created for specific markets. More

Thursday, 3 May 2012

“Editorial & Corporate Publishing” – Communication with added value

Awarded with the “red dot: junior award 2011”, the creative achievement “Closing Down – All Stock Reduced. The Role of Design in the Globalization of Nothing“ convinced the international communication design experts of the red dot jury. The student work is based on the theory of the sociologist and consume researcher George Ritzer, who did not only coined the term of “The McDonaldization of Society“, but also the sociological term of “Nothing”. The focus of the work is on advertising worlds and shows, for example, signage systems and shop front signs that can be found in European metropolises. The monochrome and consequent design of the work underlines the concerns regarding the content and impresses with extensive picture galleries as well as interviews with experts in the fields of architecture and visual communication. Those who want to shine on the international stage, should face the judgement of the renowned jurors in the “red dot award: communication design 2012”! More

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

HIGH END 2012: Trend show for hi-fi enthusiasts

HIGH END is the leading trade fair for high-priced outstanding hi-fi equipment. From 3 May to 6 May, audiophile and technophile people get the chance, to cast a glance at upcoming highlights and trends from the most renowned consumer electronics brands in the industry. More than 350 exhibitors from 33 countries present their new products – among them many world premieres – in the M,O,C, Munich, Germany. More

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

red dot award: communication design - Jury interview with Chris Lee

You are from Singapore. What is specific about Asian communication design? What are the differences to European design?
Unfortunately, I think many Asian projects are still very commercial. They focus on money and commerce. In Europe, there is another sense of culture, another type of industry. This is reflected in the European galleries or exhibitions. More

Monday, 30 April 2012

Prof. Dr. Peter Zec about the power of creativity

The “5vor7” dinner speech series, organised by the Rochus Mummert Group, established itself as an unconventional and inspiring meeting point for critical debates far beyond regular lectures. At these events, creative personalities from the field of culture and economics reflect on crucial elements of successful leadership. On Thursday, 3 May 2012 the series proceeds with speeches by Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of red dot, and Berlin’s conductor Prof. Gernot Schulz at the Hotel Bayrischer Hof in Munich, Germany. More

Monday, 30 April 2012

Design ahead of its time: ZTE Corporation and Emami Design reach top positions in the red dot design ranking for design concepts

The red dot institute releases for the first time the red dot design ranking for design concepts: Compiling the most recent five years of “red dot award: design concept” achievements, this is an index of the top 15 ranked companies, design studios and universities by region, and is the most current index of an organisation’s design prowess. More