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 SGD 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, 30 December 2014

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2015 – Looking forward to progressive endeavours

“To explore new issues and topics in design, to integrate design thinking, and to entrust high regard to quality of communication...” Prof. Kuan Cheng Neng, member of the design concept award jury kicks off the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2015 by articulating what he is looking forward to for the coming contest. More


Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Red Dot Award 2014: looking back on a successful year in the name of good design

In 2014, the participants and visitors of Red Dot can look back on a year full of emotions, events and successes. More than 16,500 products, projects and works from 78 countries were entered into the three competitions Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. This new record result expresses that the appreciation for excellent design is becoming increasingly important around the world. It also underlines the international acceptance and importance of the award and the Red Dot quality seal. More


Monday, 29 December 2014

Red Dot Design Award and Doppio TV partnering up

As of January 2015, the German online TV channel Doppio TV will become an official media partner of the Red Dot Design Award. Doppio TV’s main focus is on upscale stories about: travel, lifestyle, culinary goods, cultural events, economy, sports, automotives and concentrates on the interests of an educated and sophisticated audience. More


Friday, 19 December 2014

Designs with a story – in the exhibition „Every Product Tells a Story“

The American entrepreneur Henry Ford once said: “Every object tells a story, if you know how to read it.” Inspired by this quote, the exhibition “Every Product Tells a Story” grants exciting peeks behind the scenes of design and shows how award-winning design is characterised. Until 31 May 2015, visitors of the HKDI Gallery in Hong Kong can experience the exemplarily selection of designs from various living environments and discover what is hidden under the surface. More


Monday, 15 December 2014

6,007 euro for the good cause: successful charity auction in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

On Sunday, 14 December 2014, the fourth edition of the popular charity auction took place in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen. The event, which is traditionally organised in the Advent season, attracted around 120 fans of good design. A very personal design highlight or a well-shaped Christmas present for one’s family or friends: more than 130 pieces went under the hammer, which was again swung by Vito Orazhem. In front of a full house, the managing director of the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen auctioned off all of the objects in three hours. More


Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Design objects under the hammer: Charity Auction in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

The fourth edition of the charity auction in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany, literally promises design objects at hammer prices. Participants and bidders can look forward to more than 130 well-designed pieces on Sunday, 14 December 2014. Many of them will be auctioned off at a starting price of 1 euro. Young and old – all those who are looking for uncommon Christmas presents for one’s nearest and dearest and lift their bidder number successfully, can take home one design object or the other. More


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

The registration phase “Regular” is in progress - Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 is searching for current top designs

On 6 December 2014, the main registration phase for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 has started. Manufacturers and designers from around the world are invited to enter their products in the renowned design competition. An international jury of independent design experts evaluates every submission and awards only the best products with the sought-after “Red Dot” quality seal. More


Friday, 5 December 2014

Product development: 3 Questions to Shin Kiyong

Shin Kiyong and Sung Jungyeon were recently honoured with a Red Dot in the Red Dot Award: Design Concept for “BetterRe”. The project, a power pack for charging digital devices using upcycled leftover smartphone batteries, will be launched in Kickstarter as part of their journey to materialise the design concept into a product. Red Dot talked with winner Shin Kiyong about his journey and the recent developments. More


Friday, 28 November 2014

Icons of Brand Design: expert tour by Prof. Dr. Peter Zec in Berlin

On 16 December 2014 at 6.30 p.m., Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot, will guide design enthusiasts through the exhibition true to the motto “Icons of Brand Design”. The tour is free of charge and takes place in the course of the exhibition “Best Communication Design - Red Dot Winners Selection 2014”. More


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Kang Heui Cha, vice president of the LG design team: “Tell your story to Red Dot!” - Festive Red Dot Best Practice seminar in Seoul.

From big corporates to smaller brands, from manufacturing enterprises to design studios – every company of every size can be successful in the Red Dot Design Award, because only quality matters. This could be named as one of the conclusions of the Red Dot Best Practice events which recently took place in Asia. More