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, 9 October 2013

In print and online: the World of Design at the Frankfurt Book Fair

For the first time, Red Dot presents the World of Design in its Red Dot Edition booth at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Until 13 October 2013, specialists and design enthusiasts have the opportunity to get to know the most successful publications of the last few years and thus get an overview of the latest product- and communication design in hall 4.1 at stall G94. More »


Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Professional exhibition in the Red Dot Design Museum: "Intelligent material & design for furniture and interior architecture"

For designers and architects, intelligent materials, product innovations and surprising detail solutions open up new possibilities concerning product design for future living environments and lifestyles. By presenting the exhibition “Intelligent material & design for furniture and interior architecture”, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen offers an expert audience a place of inspiration from 12 – 30 October 2013. More »


Monday, 7 October 2013

Top title of honour goes to Hamburg: Mutabor is voted Red Dot: Agency of the Year 2013

With more than 6,800 entries, this year’s Red Dot Award: Communication Design is one of the strongest in the competition’s history. Just 575 of those entries received the Red Dot, the seal of quality for excellent design. All those who were successful in this competition managed to impress what is obviously a strict international jury of experts – the award signifies top design quality, excellent creative performance and economic market strength. All the more impressive, then, when an agency’s achievements win an award year after year. This is the case for Mutabor, the Red Dot: Agency of the Year 2013. More »


Thursday, 26 September 2013

"For the most talented people and creative ideas": Red Dot presents business success by design in China's metropolis Xiamen

Design is not only the physical appearance of shapely products, but also the key factor for business success. In November 2013, Red Dot once more encourages manufacturing companies to focus on good design when creating their products in order to improve their competitiveness: As the internationally renowned indicator for outstanding design quality, Red Dot will soon label one of the biggest design and business festivities in the Far East. More »


Monday, 23 September 2013

Exhibition: “Red Dot Baltic Sea Trans” in Kiel shows product design around the Baltic Sea

Until the 6. October 2013 the exhibition “Red Dot Baltic Sea Trans” presents Red Dot Design Award winners, which are domiciled around the Baltic Sea. More than 30 products were assembled to cover different fields of interest: The Eva Solo XO Collection grater is exhibited as a kitchen utensil, which captivates not only through functionality, but also through aesthetic design and was therefore honoured by the Red Dot jury. More »


Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Red Dot presents game design conference in Berlin: Illustrious speakers confirmed

Red Dot in Berlin: On 17 October 2013, Red Dot is organising a conference entitled “Success by Game Design – Transmedia Challenges and Potentials” in Café Moskau in Berlin. The aim of the convention is to explain the economic and cultural potentials of the gaming industry across markets and to allow these potentials to be exploited. At the event, the game design expert Prof. Dr. Linda Breitlauch will accompany the participants and guests through the areas of gamification, serious games, technology transfer and transmedia. More »


Friday, 13 September 2013

Celebrate with Red Dot in Berlin! Tickets for the Designers' Night available

The ticket sale for the legendary Designers‘ Night has started! On 18 October 2013 it is finally time again: The elite of the design industry gets together to celebrate the winners of the annual Red Dot Award: Communication Design in the metropolis of creativity: Berlin. At first, during the festive Red Dot Gala, the bests of the competition receive their thought-after trophies on stage of the impressive Konzerthaus Berlin. Afterwards, the evening continues at the Designers‘ Night in the centrally located Umspannwerk Alexanderplatz: At this venue, laureates, jury members and design enthusiasts will celebrate the highlight of this year`s competition until the wee hours. More »


Friday, 13 September 2013

International motor show IAA in Frankfurt: Electric cars in fresh design

Over the last years, one of the main topics for automobile industry is “electromobility”. By now, besides prototypes and studies, mostly manufacturers from Japan put their models on the international market. More »


Thursday, 12 September 2013

This year's IFA consumer electronics fair presented fascinating design coupled with technical know-how

The IFA is an obligatory date in the world of technology and fascinated the visitors once again with a striking variety of products and impressive technical devices. From 6-11 September, more than 1,000 exhibiters presented their latest innovations at the exhibition centre in Berlin. More »


Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Successful beginning for the Red Dot Design Museum Taipei

The grand opening of the Red Dot Design Museum in Taipei on 30 August 2013 got a great feedback: A total of 40 journalists and more than 100 guests of honour followed the invitation of Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of Red Dot, and the Taiwan Design Center (TDC). With the opening of the third Red Dot Design Museum, a distinctive signal for the increasing importance of the world of design and the brand “Red Dot” is set at an international level. More »