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.

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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.

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Design Award news

Thursday, 30 October 2014

60 years of award-winning design - Red Dot Award: Product Design is looking for strong designs and innovations for 2015

The registration phase for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015 starts on 3 November 2014. The hallmark of good design which is recognised all over the globe will be awarded to today’s best products and projects. Its history stretches back 60 years: in 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. In the same year, the first exhibition of “Elegant Industrial Products” took place in Villa Hügel in Essen, Germany. More »


Wednesday, 29 October 2014

"Light & Shape": Belgian design highlights in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

From 28 October 2014 until 25 January 2015, the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany presents the special exhibition “Light & Shape: Best of Belgian Design”. From ultra-light luggage collection to unusual lamps: the exemplary selection of products from various living environments presents a cross-section of the current Belgian design standard. More »


Monday, 27 October 2014

This year`s party of creativity - Red Dot laureates celebrated until dawn

On 24 October 2014, the Red Dot, one of the most renowned accolades of the communication design scene, was awarded in Berlin. The highlight of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design in the metropolis of creativity was exciting until the end: only at the Red Dot Gala it was announced, who received the price for the best talent endowed with 10,000 Euros and which communication design was honoured with the Red Dot: Grand Prix. 13 top communication works impressed as the best of their category and were therefore presented with the highest individual award of the competition. More »


Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Global creative scene celebrates in Berlin: the heads of the most successful agencies and brands receive the Red Dot Award!

“Communication Design” is a broad term. It describes the variety of all visual, graphical and written digital and printing works. The internationally most successful makers of these media annually meet in Berlin: on 24 October 2014, some of the most sought-after prizes of the world of creativity will be awarded in the glamorous Konzerthaus Berlin, located at the Gendarmenmarkt. The Red Dot Gala attracts designers from all continents. More »


Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Convincing taste - PepsiCo is Red Dot: Client of the Year 2014

It’s that time of year again - October 24th, the design industry will gather to celebrate the winners of the annual Red Dot Design Awards, honoring the best and brightest individuals and campaigns in international design. This year the ultimate prize for companies – “Red Dot: Client of the Year” – is awarded to PepsiCo for the corporation’s design ethos and output in 2014. PepsiCo garners nine awards total and marks the first time in Red Dot history that the “Red Dot: Client of the Year” designation will go to a non-automotive company. More »


Monday, 13 October 2014

Interdisciplinary possibilities of a creative genre: Renowned speakers for Game Design Conference of the Red Dot Award confirmed

The gaming industry has advanced to become the most prestigious entertainment disciplines. Contemporary 3D applications, photo-realistic surroundings and new developments such as the Oculus Rift glasses are unthinkable without the innovative energy of game makers. Communication and advertising professionals are increasingly becoming aware of the potential of video games, but the pixel world is virgin territory for many, even technically well-versed designers, PR consultants and marketing managers. On 23 October 2014, “Define Game Design”, a conference with high-profile industry specialists, will set out to shed light on the state of play and will present technical and economic opportunities. More »


Thursday, 9 October 2014

Highest award for the Orchestra of Ideas - Scholz & Friends becomes Red Dot: Agency of the Year 2014

7,096 projects entered, 569 Red Dot awards and 101 times Red Dot: Best of the Best – those are the milestones of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014. On 24 October, this year’s winners will be honoured at the Red Dot Gala in front of an international audience. One agency in particular has a lot to celebrate this year: the Scholz & Friends Group receives the honorary title “Red Dot: Agency of the Year 2014”. More »


Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014 - visualising & simulating the future of design

This year’s best design concepts and prototypes emerged from 29 categories with 4,791 entries from 63 countries. Comprising of 22 design experts worldwide, the international panel of distinguished jurors honoured and celebrated 304 concepts. Among the recipients is an institution entrant that has been selected for demonstrating the best use of digital visualisation and simulation techniques. More »


Tuesday, 30 September 2014

"Formosa Forms": the Red Dot Design Museum Essen presents an exhibition on Taiwanese design trends

Sculptural lamps, high-performance notebooks and entertaining gadgets: With well-shaped products from various life worlds, Taiwan ranks among the world market leaders in the design sector. The results of the Red Dot Design Award prove this, too. Taiwan regularly ranks among the top-5 of about 70 countries in this competition. In the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2015, the nation’s creative minds will measure themselves again – with their innovations in international comparison. From 3 November 2014, designers and manufacturers from around the globe can apply for the sought-after “Red Dot” prize. More »


Friday, 26 September 2014

Producing innovations: festive ceremony of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2014

What started in 2005 as a platform to uncover the best and most advanced design concepts has matured to be today’s largest and most prestigious international award for design concepts at a professional level. This year’s best design concepts and prototypes emerged from a total of 29 categories with 4,791 entries from 63 countries. More »