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

Thursday, 12 March 2015

“Essential unique selling point of the creative industry” - Start of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015!

A new year brings new opportunities, with the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015 ready to commence. Under the motto “Inspire the world”, the early bird registration phase for the globally renowned competition for communication design will start on 23 March. More


Thursday, 12 March 2015

Red Dot on Tour: Successful opening in Basel

For the fifth time, the best works of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design are presented in Basel. On 6 March 2015, the exhibition “Design auf dem Podest” (“Design on the podium”) was successfully opened. More


Thursday, 5 March 2015

Jury session for Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 successful

In the Red Dot Award anniversary year, an international panel of experts arrived at the Metropole Ruhr to award the best products of 2015. During an intensive jury session all entries were examined on site. More


Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Design competence from the US: Gordon Bruce and Dr. Thomas Lockwood are jurors of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015

The jury of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 consists of 38 design experts of international repute. A particularly distinguished panel has been appointed in this anniversary year of 2015. This year, concentrated competence from the US enriches the Red Dot jury: Gordon Bruce and Dr. Thomas Lockwood are part of this year’s expert group. More


Monday, 2 March 2015

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2015 – Providing a wider platform for innovation

Calling for entries for this year’s Red Dot Award: Design Concept. Companies, design studios, universities and designers alike from 63 countries submitted 4,791 entries of their best innovative ideas during the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014. 2015's best design ideas and prototypes will emerge from a total of 31 concept categories. The categories are deliberately wide to ensure limitless imagination. With the introduction of two new categories, designers are encouraged to think beyond the conventional list to define new innovations and explanations. More


Wednesday, 25 February 2015

“Formosa Forms” exhibition opened in Munich

On 24 February 2015, the exhibition “Formosa Forms – Design trends in technology and lifestyle from Taiwan” was opened at the Munich Creative Business Week. Until 1 March 2015, the exhibition, which was commissioned by the Taiwan Design Center, Taipei, showcases about 100 elaborate exhibits which underline both the contrast and the symbiosis of tradition and modernity in Taiwanese design. More


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Experienced Red Dot jurors Alvarez Fuentes, Bocchietto and Toft enrich the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015

This year, 38 renowned specialists from all over the world guarantee with their expertise the high quality level of the Red Dot Award: Product Design as well as the expressiveness of the Red Dot seal. Every jury member pledges to a “Code of Honour” and is excluded from taking part in the competition. In addition, to avoid conflicts of interest, the jurors may not be employees of the manufacturing industry. The internationally esteemed design professionals, whose background allows them to consciously assess the special intercultural aspects of design, comprises new members and Red Dot experienced jurors, such as Manuel Alvarez Fuentes from Mexico, Dr. Luisa Bocchietto from Italy and Nils Toft from Denmark. More


Thursday, 19 February 2015

"A strong brand is a promise kept" - Red Dot spoke with Prof. Matthias Spaetgens, Managing Director Creation Scholz & Friends

The branding of the Berlin branch of one of the most famous and largest advertising agencies in Germany may strike some as odd at first. Not “Scholz” but “Heiduk” was projected onto the imposing building facade in huge digital letters. But that was simply because it was the turn of Christin Heiduk, a consultant of the firm, to gain some exposure. In fact, in keeping with the “friends” credo of the legendary founder Jürgen Scholz, every employee got to enjoy the own 30 minutes of fame at one point. More


Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 - Concentrated competence for households and kitchens: Robin Edman, Renke He and Wen-long Chen are in the jury

The annually international organised Red Dot Award: Product Design has been awarding products of good design quality for 60 years now. In its anniversary year, 31 categories provide space for the growing number of submissions. To be up to the product variety, Red Dot invited experts from different areas of expertise: Robin Edman, Professor Renke He and Wen-long Chen, who specialised in fields like households and kitchens, are part of the Red Dot jury 2015. More


Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Award-winning design at the Munich Creative Business Week

From 24 February until 1 March 2015, the MCBW FORUM creates space to think about design at the Alte Kongresshalle München. Being the central event platform at the Munich Creative Business Week (MCBW), the MCBW FORUM provides the perfect setting for the exchange of ideas between experts, design professionals and the interested public. It is the perfect location for the Red Dot Design Museum Essen to present “Formosa Forms”. More