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


Design Award news

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Product designers face up to the toughest choice of the year: red dot design award honours international excellence

In the field of product design there are many rankings; but now, the results of the probably toughest design contest are on hand: The jury sessions of the “red dot award: product design 2011” have ended. Since today it is known who was able to stand up to the top international comparison and which companies are allowed to adorn their innovations with the renowned “red dot” – and whose products will be presented as exhibits in the red dot design museum as of 5 July 2011. More


Monday, 14 March 2011

Inspiration and Insight jury interview series: red dot award: design concept 2011

The red dot award: design concept 2011 is underway and pre-judging will begin in just over 2 months. In mid-May, a jury of 17 experts will have the important task of shortlisting the most creative, innovative yet feasible ideas and prototypes. Get an insight into the jury, what makes them tick and why they do what they do. More


Thursday, 10 March 2011

red dot award: design concept 2011

The reasons why: a video interview with Prof. Dr. Peter Zec As this year’s design concept award is underway, Prof. Dr. Peter Zec answers some questions about the current contest and tells us the story of the award so far. More


Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Early submission discounts ending in 1 week

28 February, keep this date in mind for the close of the early submission period of the red dot award: design concept 2011. You have 1 week left to take advantage of the early submission discounts. More


Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Master Lecture Series in Hong Kong: Lecture by Professor Dr. Zec on success strategies

How can design increase a company’s value? What can we learn from the best design teams and global market leaders? red dot President Prof. Dr. Peter Zec will speak on these issues on 14 Feb., 2011 at the Hong Kong Design Institute. Using different companies as examples, the value of design as a strategic business tool for economic growth will be highlighted in this lecture. More


Thursday, 3 February 2011

Call for entries! Register now for the interzum award: intelligent material & design 2011!

As of now, the exhibitors of the “interzum cologne” are again invited to enter their product innovations to the “interzum award: intelligent material & design 2011”. The registration period ends 10 March 2011. The design competition, which is already being held for the sixth time by Koelnmesse in cooperation with red dot, has become a well established quality standard in the industry. More


Friday, 28 January 2011

red dot award: design concept 2011 - Open to your ideas now!

While the red dot award: product design has entered its final registration phase, the red dot award: design concept is now open for 2011. The red dot design award calls upon designers, companies, design institutions and design studios to submit their latest and best ideas for products. More


Thursday, 20 January 2011

Closure of the regular registration period: Participation boom in the red dot design award!

Shortly before the end of the regular registration period, red dot is registering a boom in participation: By now, more products than during the whole regular period of the previous year have been entered. Beside a strengthening world economy Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator of the red dot design award, sees the reasons for the extensive commitment of manufacturers in an increased self-confidence of the product innovators. More


Thursday, 20 January 2011

young professionals: red dot sponsors 50 design talents

Young designers had the chance to register for a total of 50 free registrations for the red dot award: product design 2011. Even though this campaign only ran for 24 hours on the red dot website, almost 180 creative professionals from almost 40 nations applied, among them Argentina, New Zealand and Colombia. More


Tuesday, 4 January 2011

DMI cooperation

DMI cooperation The new year is off to a good start: All entrants to the red dot award: product design 2011 are given the opportunity to benefit from a recently initiated cooperation between red dot and the American Design Management Institute. You will receive an exclusive 50% discount on the membership fee for the internationally leading organisation for design management. More