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

Friday, 27 March 2015

"On the importance of material in design": A speech by Professor Dr Peter Zec

On 19 March 2015 the Kunststoff-Forum NordWest was held in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen under the motto "Design as a factor of success". Professor Dr Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot, opened the event with a lecture "On the importance of material in design". More


Monday, 23 March 2015

Call for Entries - the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015 has started

The early bird registration phase for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015 has started. A message from Professor Dr Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot, regarding the start of the globally renowned competition for communication design. More


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Jury of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2015 ready to start: Standard submission period is closing on 25 March

In a few weeks, the jury will be presented with the first round of entries, to make a selection for the final judging. The last chance to enter for prejudging will be ending on 25 March. More


Monday, 16 March 2015

Product development: three Questions to Gabriela Ronzová

Gabriela Ronzová was recently awarded at the Red Dot Award: Design Concept for the concept ShellTec (Computed Tomography Scanner). Red Dot spoke with the engineer about her background and further developments. More


Thursday, 12 March 2015

“Essential unique selling point of the creative industry” - Start of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015!

A new year brings new opportunities, with the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015 ready to commence. Under the motto “Inspire the world”, the early bird registration phase for the globally renowned competition for communication design will start on 23 March. More


Thursday, 12 March 2015

Red Dot on Tour: Successful opening in Basel

For the fifth time, the best works of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design are presented in Basel. On 6 March 2015, the exhibition “Design auf dem Podest” (“Design on the podium”) was successfully opened. More


Thursday, 5 March 2015

Jury session for Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 successful

In the Red Dot Award anniversary year, an international panel of experts arrived at the Metropole Ruhr to award the best products of 2015. During an intensive jury session all entries were examined on site. More


Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Design competence from the US: Gordon Bruce and Dr. Thomas Lockwood are jurors of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015

The jury of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 consists of 38 design experts of international repute. A particularly distinguished panel has been appointed in this anniversary year of 2015. This year, concentrated competence from the US enriches the Red Dot jury: Gordon Bruce and Dr. Thomas Lockwood are part of this year’s expert group. More


Monday, 2 March 2015

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2015 – Providing a wider platform for innovation

Calling for entries for this year’s Red Dot Award: Design Concept. Companies, design studios, universities and designers alike from 63 countries submitted 4,791 entries of their best innovative ideas during the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014. 2015's best design ideas and prototypes will emerge from a total of 31 concept categories. The categories are deliberately wide to ensure limitless imagination. With the introduction of two new categories, designers are encouraged to think beyond the conventional list to define new innovations and explanations. More


Wednesday, 25 February 2015

“Formosa Forms” exhibition opened in Munich

On 24 February 2015, the exhibition “Formosa Forms – Design trends in technology and lifestyle from Taiwan” was opened at the Munich Creative Business Week. Until 1 March 2015, the exhibition, which was commissioned by the Taiwan Design Center, Taipei, showcases about 100 elaborate exhibits which underline both the contrast and the symbiosis of tradition and modernity in Taiwanese design. More