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, 17 June 2014

Red Dot Gala 2014: Tickets for the design event of the year available now!

On 7 July 2014 the wait will finally be over: The traditional awards ceremony of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 and the subsequent Designers’ Night will take place. The evening programme annually attracts more than 1,200 guests to Essen/Germany – designers, manufacturers, the media and design fans from all over the world. More »


Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Game Design: making virtual worlds come alive

Game Design is more than just the visualisation of a game. It leads through the very own world of the game and provides the emotional touch necessary to feel the real sensation of gaming – a sensation that can be used across sectors and industries, especially within the field of communication. Red Dot promotes this potential of Game Design and gives a worldwide platform to this promising field. More »


Friday, 6 June 2014

Red Dot Award: Communication Design - Latecomers period has started!

With the Latecomers period, the last chance to register for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014 has started! Only until 27 June, designers and advertisers can participate in the creative competition. From corporate design to print advertising or online – the search is on for the most innovative campaigns and graphics works from the world of communication design. More »


Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Cultural highlights in event programme of the Red Dot Gala

Only a few weeks left until the festive finale of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014. On 7 July, the best products of the year will be honoured in the Aalto-Theater Essen in Germany. Traditionally, the large opera house becomes the setting for the awarding of the internationally renowned design prize “Red Dot” to creative designers and innovative companies. More »


Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Red Dot in Xiamen in November 2014 - Networking at China`s most important fair for top-class design

For the third time in a row, Red Dot is the major partner and co-organiser of the Xiamen International Design Business Week. From 5 – 8 November 2014, true to the motto “Design for Luxury Living”, inspiring product exhibitions, informative presentations, an exclusive design forum with renowned speakers and the Red Dot Academy invite for professional exchange, networking and entering new markets. More »


Friday, 23 May 2014

Red Dot Award: Communication Design - Regular phase about to end!

Designers and marketing experts only have time left until the beginning of June to register in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014 in the regular phase. On June 3, with the beginning of the latecomers phase, the last time frame to enter the creative competition will start. Final registration deadline is June 27. More »


Friday, 23 May 2014

The boom of Taiwanese communication design: Red Dot Design Museum Taipei presents Red Dot Best Practice Seminar & Vernissage

On 14 May, the Red Dot Design Museum Taipei opened the new presentation “Red Dot Award: Communication Design – Winners‘ Selection” in a festive atmosphere. The exclusive exhibition shows distinguished works from Taiwan all awarded in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014. More »


Thursday, 22 May 2014

Medal by designer and Red Dot juror Naoto Fukasawa impresses the Tang Prize Foundation

Early 2014, the Tang Prize Foundation initiated a competition of a special kind in collaboration with the Taiwan Design Center: 25 international design organisations were invited to nominate jewellery designers who should design the Tang Prize medal and thus give a distinctive profile to the new award, which is set to become the Asian Nobel Prize. The committee of the International Invitational Tang Prize Medal Design Competition was formed by design experts from all over the world – including Professor Dr Peter Zec, Founder and CEO of Red Dot, as well as the Red Dot jurors Jennifer Tsai and Rob Vermeulen. More »


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 »