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

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 - Regular registration period ends soon

Numerous established designers, up-and-coming talents as well as design-oriented companies from around the world have already entered their latest creations in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014. They ensure an exciting and high-class competition this year again. All participants are called upon to fascinate the jury of about 40 experts with their current products. More »


Monday, 20 January 2014

From fishhook to luxury yacht - The boot 2014 opens its gates

It is that time again: From 18 to 26 January 2014, 1,650 exhibitors from 60 countries show everything around the motto “360° watersports”. In 17 fair halls and on an exhibition space of 230,000 square meters, visitors discover what they need for activities on, at and under the water. On the world’s largest show for maritime sports and lifestyle are boats, yachts and equipment for nearly every activity which is related to water. More »


Friday, 17 January 2014

The fine art of design on an international level: Korea Design Berlin

While products from South Korea have often been associated with electronics, high technology and mere mass production in the past, the country today turns out to be a fertile soil for experiments in urban- and product design. At the fair “Korea Design Berlin”, young designers bring the latest trends from the fields of furniture, lighting and product design from Korea to Germany. More »


Thursday, 16 January 2014

Red Dot jury forms up to start the search for design excellence (part 2)

In search of top performances in product design, the Red Dot jury 2014 can look forward to many thousand entries from all over the world. And numerous innovations will follow for sure, since the participation in the Red Dot Award: Product Design is still possible until 5 February 2014. In a several days lasting decision process, every single object will be tested, discussed and finally evaluated with great care. About 40 international design experts – more than ever – come together this year in order to select the best designs of 2014. All members of the professional jury will be introduced in the upcoming weeks gradually. More »


Thursday, 16 January 2014

Red Dot presents award-winning communication design 2013 | 2014

Red Dot on Tour continues: On 1 February 2014 the special exhibition “Ausgezeichnet. Red Dot präsentiert prämiertes Kommunikationsdesign 2013 | 2014” (“Excellent. Red Dot presents award-winning communication design 2013 | 2014”) will start in Basel. Already for the fourth time, the winning works of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design will be exhibited in the midst of the Swiss creative scene. More »


Monday, 13 January 2014

imm cologne 2014 - Red Dot winners at the international furnishing show

At the beginning of the year, the furnishing trade fair imm cologne introduces the trends for 2014. Visitors can look forward to the latest products and brands from the fields “Create. Furnish. Live.”. From 13 January until 19 January 2014, more than 1,000 provider from over 50 countries present a diversity of product innovations and inform about current developments of the industry. Among them, there are numerous Red Dot awarded companies which show new living ideas for every home, different styles and demands. More »


Friday, 10 January 2014

Red Dot jury forms up to start the search for design excellence (part 1)

The Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 is in full swing and companies, manufacturers and designers are still encouraged to participate in the competition with their most creative and innovative products until 5 February 2014. Shortly after the end of the registration period, the international Red Dot jury will get together in Essen/Germany, to evaluate and discuss every single submission live and on-site and to decide whether it will be awarded with the worldwide renowned quality seal – the Red Dot. As exciting as the annual product innovations is the circle of design experts, which steadily forms up to the Red Dot jury. More »


Monday, 6 January 2014

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 - The search for the best visions, prototypes and concepts has just begun

Currently, design teams, inventors, students, research institutes design departments, architects and engineers are invited to submit their great design ideas for the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014. The early bird submission period, which is running until 29 January 2014, has started. Last year, 4,394 entries submitted from 57 countries confirmed the international importance of the award – for companies, design studios, universities and designers alike. More »


Friday, 27 December 2013

Emotions, events and successes: The Red Dot year 2013

Red Dot looks back on an exciting year 2013. The three competitions Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept elected the best of their fields with their expert juries. With the opening of the Red Dot Design Museum Taipei and worldwide special exhibitions as well as events, Red Dot expanded the international design network. Also in the digital world, the year 2013 was characterised by networking: With Red Dot 21, the global design directory, and the Red Dot App, new virtual rooms for the presentation of brands, products and designers were created. More »


Friday, 20 December 2013

Impressive setting: Küppersbusch puts its "Meisterstück" into the museum's light

The Red Dot Design Museum Essen is the perfect place for the presentation of product design as the 2,000 exhibits prove, which can be found on the five floors of the house. All current winning works of the Red Dot Award: Product Design are presented for at least one year in the former boiler house of the Zeche Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex and create an exciting contrast between historical industrial architecture and modern product culture. Companies and designers, which are represented here with their innovative and shapely everyday items, belong to the best of their industry – just like Küppersbusch. More »