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

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Red Dot supports the creative industry in the South Korean metropolis Busan

Being a renowned design promoter, Red Dot uses its expertise and global network to spread the idea of design excellence all over the world. With three international design competitions in the field of product design, communication design and design concepts, and three museums, Red Dot attracts the interest of designers, the industry and consumers alike. More »


Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 - Anticipating the best designs of the year

With just hours left for submission to the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014, the highly anticipated adjudication phase of the competition comes next. This year, 20 jury members, all of whom are of high repute in the design scene, hail from Germany, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Denmark, Singapore, USA, Hong Kong, Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, Belgium and Finland. More »


Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 - Call for entries ends on 21 May

It is just hours to go before the participation phase for this year’s Red Dot Award: Design Concept ends. In 2013 alone, companies, design studios, universities and designers alike from 57 countries submitted 4,394 entries of their best innovative ideas – demonstrating the international significance of the competition. With a shorter race set for this year, the search for the best concepts and prototypes has been made with all possible energy and enthusiasm. More »


Friday, 16 May 2014

Red Dot Award: Design Concept - Jury Interview: Design: A Korean perspective

Professor Dr Ken Nah has been a part of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept jury since 2009. He is a Professor of Design Management and is also the Director of the Human and Experience Research (HER) Lab at the International Design School for Advanced Studies (IDAS) in South Korea. After the judging session of the Red Dot Award: Product Design, Ken Koo, Asia President of the Red Dot Design Award, and Professor Dr Nah talked about design and how a small electronic device has taken over their lives. More »


Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 - Final call for submissions

The finishing line is closing in for this year’s Red Dot Award: Design Concept. This is the last chance to participate in the annual largest congregation of design concepts! Designers only have a few days left to put the finishing touches on their best concepts, and prototypes for submission. More »


Tuesday, 13 May 2014

"Usability, function and aesthetics" - Prof. Dr. Peter Zec on the characteristics of good design

In the final part of the video series “Design42Day Rumors”, Riccardo Capuzzo asks Professor Dr Peter Zec the mother of all questions: “What is good design?”. The founder and CEO of Red Dot names the most important characteristics, provides prospects on the future of design and explains, why he admires Italy and the Italian lifestyle. More »


Monday, 12 May 2014

Red Dot Award: Design Concept - Jury Interview: The Democracy of Design

Martin Darbyshire is the founder and CEO of design studio “tangerine” with offices in the United Kingdom, Korea and Brazil. Martin is a leading authority in innovative design and strategy, with 30 years of experience in the design industry. During the jury session of the Red Dot Award: Product Design, Ken Koo, Asia President of the Red Dot Design Award, caught up with Martin Darbyshire for a chat about progressive design today and for the future. More »


Friday, 9 May 2014

Red Dot Design Museum Taipei presents outstanding selection of the most innovative communication designs

Visitors of the newest Red Dot exhibition venue in Taiwan are able to meet awarded objects from various life and products worlds. After “Every Product tells a Story” and “Style your life”, the exhibition “Red Dot Award: Communication Design – Winners’ Selection” starts on 15 May 2014. It shows a selection of award-winning works from Taiwan, distinguished in 2013. Furthermore, nearly all international works awarded with a Red Dot: Best of the Best and a Red Dot: Grand Prix in last year’s competition are featured in this unique exhibition. More »


Thursday, 8 May 2014

Thebe Ikalafeng from South Africa to judge in the prestigious Red Dot Award: Communication Design for the first time

South African born award-winning global African branding and reputation authority, Thebe Ikalafeng, joins the jury panel of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014. He is the first African juror in this prestigious competition. Ikalafeng anticipates that his invitation will be the beginning of broadening the interest for Africans to participate in this global award. More »


Wednesday, 7 May 2014

"A strong brand" - Prof. Dr. Peter Zec on the history of the Red Dot

Specialist publisher, global design directory, institute – Red Dot has many facets. In the second part of the video interview with Riccardo Capuzzo, Professor Dr Peter Zec explains the history of the Red Dot. He points out how the initiative of the German company Krupp turned into an idea over the years, which he finally developed into a strong brand and one of the world`s most renowned design competitions. More »