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, 5 February 2015

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015

New year, new opportunity: The Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015 is at the ready. Under the motto “In Search of Creativity and Innovation”, on 23 March, the Early Bird phase of the world’s most renowned competition for communication design will start. Once again, designers, agencies, freelancers and companies are invited to submit their projects and to face the assessment of the international Red Dot jury. More

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Winner’s Takeaways from Autodesk University

Autodesk, the official design software partner of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept, selected a team from National Yunlin University of Science & Technology in Taiwan for a trip to attend Autodesk University in Las Vegas, USA, in December 2014. Chih-Yuan Lee shares his experiences in an interview with the Red Dot Design Award. More

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Red Dot Award: Product Design - Latecomers registration phase ends on 11 February!

On 11 February, the registration period of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 will end. The winners of the competition will be celebrated at the glamorous Red Dot Gala. After the awards ceremony the approximately 1,200 international guests, among them representatives of international media, will meet at the Designers' Night at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany. A short video clip of last year’s Red Dot Gala provides insights into the high point of the competition. More

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Creative hot spot: international communication design in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Smart apps, impressing posters or attention-attracting advertising films – all communication works which are on show in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany, from 6 February to 3 May 2015 have one thing in common: their award-winning design. The special exhibition “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014” presents the latest Red Dot awarded creative achievements from around the globe. More

Monday, 2 February 2015

Red Dot - the exclusive marketing tool of the design industries

Last year, Red Dot took over Berlin for a whole three days, accompanied by the capital city’s TV channel TV Berlin. More than 1,200 guests from all over the world came together in the creative metropolis of Berlin on 24 October to celebrate the competition winners at the Red Dot Gala and the subsequent Designers’ Night. More

Friday, 30 January 2015

Red Dot Design Award turns 60 - the anniversary jury is in place!

The Red Dot stands for top achievements in design all over the world. The sought-after seal of quality is awarded to companies that bring products to the market which set global standards in terms of their attractive design, ease of use and functionality. For 60 years now, these products have been selected each year by a jury of independent design experts. More

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Material expert Dr. Sascha Peters in Red Dot jury for the first time

Every year, the Red Dot Award: Product Design, which is organised in Germany, registers thousands of submissions from all around the world. Its international jury of 40 members is able to consciously assess the special intercultural aspects of design. Thus, the commitment of independent, renowned experts for product quality is always necessary. This year, the German material expert Dr. Sascha Peters is in the jury for the first time. He will mainly bring in his expertise in the new product category “Materials and surfaces”. More

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Media event “Red Dot Gala” - greatest minds in the industry meet international correspondents

Not only the biggest names in the industry are submitting their products to design competitions. The more renowned the award, the better also for start-ups and medium-sized enterprises. The Red Dot Gala is a golden opportunity for the media: Here, they get to know potentially every current product in all kinds of branches, the Red Dot: Best of the Best winners, world-class designers and brands – and the people behind. More

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Munich Creative Business Week: Red Dot presents “Formosa Forms” exhibition

At the end of February, the Munich Creative Business Week will turn the Bavarian capital into a creative venue for international designers and companies. In the exhibition “Formosa Forms”, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany, will present innovative product and communication designs which document contemporary Taiwanese design developments. The vernissage of the exhibition, which was commissioned by the Taiwan Design Center, will take place at the Alte Kongresshalle München on 24 February 2015, 11 p.m. More

Monday, 19 January 2015

Red Dot Award: Product Design - Regular registration phase ending soon

On 27 January, the regular registration period of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 will end. Manufacturers and designers submit their projects and products for the competition. The jury consists of renowned specialists from all over the world. They guarantee with their expertise the high quality level of the competition as well as the expressiveness of the Red Dot seal. A short video clip demonstrates how the jury works and how they structure the evaluation process. More