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, 13 November 2013

With its second visit in Xiamen, Red Dot once again drew huge interest

For the second time, Red Dot was guest of the South-Chinese seaport Xiamen with an exhibition, the Red Dot Design Forum and the premiere of an academic seminar programme. Along with Mr Lin Guo Yao, Deputy Mayor of the Xiamen Municipal Government, Professor Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of Red Dot, opened the “Xiamen International Business of Design Week – Red Dot in China” event. More »


Wednesday, 6 November 2013

"Design excellence in all conceivable areas": Red Dot is looking for the best products in 2014

For almost 60 years now, Red Dot stands for belonging to the best products from various areas of the industry. A new round is about to start for evaluating which products are ground-breaking in an international comparison and will receive the sought-after quality seal. The starting signal for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 will be given on 11 November 2013 – companies and designers are encouraged to enter their current achievements. More »


Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Red Dot Academy in Xiamen: Seminar on design management with renowned lecturers

In its first seminar, the Red Dot Academy in Xiamen deals with design management. By comparison, this is a discipline which is rather unexplored, but it can serve as a guiding model and help to improve the economic success of a company – all at a relatively low cost. It reflects entrepreneurial and innovation-oriented thinking. On 9 and 10 November 2013, renowned lecturers will provide insights on design management with a programme that is geared to designers and design managers, but also to entrepreneurs and marketing experts who wish to get further training in the field of design and management. More »


Monday, 28 October 2013

15 most innovative organisations and institutions: Red Dot Design Ranking 2013

In the world of design where change is constant, organisations and institutions in the Red Dot Design Ranking challenge themselves to innovate often; to outdo others as well as themselves each year. More »


Monday, 28 October 2013

Producing innovation - Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2013

The world’s best designs of the year were honoured at the Red Dot Design Museum Singapore on 25 October 2013 with winning designers who flew from across the globe, some as far as Russia, Brazil, and Iran to receive the award during the celebrations. More »


Monday, 21 October 2013

Winning spirit and the atmosphere of a capital city: The Red Dot Award: Communication Design celebrated its highlight in Berlin

About 1,400 guests, hundreds of winners, 62 Red Dot: Best of the Best awards, ten Red Dot: Grand Prix distinctions, three honorary titles – and all this within one single night: This was the Red Dot Gala, the highlight of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2013. On 18 and 19 October, the competition celebrated the best creative works of the year. On the stage of the Konzerthaus Berlin, the awardees received their trophies. Afterwards they partied together with the jurors and the representatives of the media at the Designers‘ Night in the Umspannwerk Alexanderplatz until the wee hours. The winners‘ exhibition “Design on Stage” has been presented at this location as well until 20 October. More »


Friday, 18 October 2013

Best communication design: Red Dot prize of honour for Audi

Just a few hours before this evening’s Red Dot Gala in the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the winner of this year’s title of honour, the “Red Dot: Client of the Year”, has been announced. For the third time, Audi AG has won the sought-after distinction as part of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design. Bernhard Neumann, Head of Event Marketing at Audi, will accept the trophy on stage in recognition of the company’s continuous investment and courageous decisions for outstanding communication achievements. More »


Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Communication Design at its best - the Red Dot Gala and Designers' Night in Berlin

18 October 2013 is the date to remember this autumn, as that’s when the top names in the design industry will meet to celebrate the winners of this year’s Red Dot Award: Communication Design in the creative metropolis of Berlin. The winners will receive their sought-after trophies on stage in the Konzerthaus in Berlin at the official ceremony as part of the Red Dot Gala. This is where it will be announced which of the 72 Red Dot: Best of the Best winners will be awarded the top prize in the competition – the Red Dot: Grand Prix. Afterwards, the celebrations will continue at the Designers’ Night in the Umspannwerk Alexanderplatz, where the winners, jury members and design fans will party together into the early hours, marking the high point of this year’s competition. More »


Monday, 14 October 2013

Experiencing Chinese attitudes - Interview with Gordon Bruce on the Red Dot Design Forum in Xiamen

will once again organise a Red Dot Design Forum. Internationally renowned experts such as Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, Hideshi Hamaguchi, Martin Darbyshire and Prof. Axel Thallemer, to name but a few, will point out the connection between economy and design in their lectures. Last year, Red Dot juror Gordon Bruce provided more than 500 company representatives, designers and students with professional insights into the world of design. Reason enough to ask him about his personal experiences in an exclusive interview. More »


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 »