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

Monday, 24 November 2014

Red Dot Award: Product Design celebrates an anniversary - 60 free registrations for those starting out on their career

For one entire year, hundreds of young designers wait for one special day in the Red Dot Award: Product Design, which could provide the essential impetus to their professional future: Every year, the Young Professionals Application Day offers 50 free registrations for up-and-coming talents in one of the most renowned design competitions in the world. On the occasion of its 60th anniversary, Red Dot has increased this number to 60: Young designers can apply for the free registrations on 10 December 2014. More


Friday, 14 November 2014

Inspiration and innovation - the International Yearbook Communication Design 2014/2015

Every year, the winners of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design are honoured and their works are published in an extensive reference book – for eternity. The two-volume International Yearbook Communication Design 2014/2015 is hot off the press and gives an overview of the status quo of current communication design. More


Thursday, 13 November 2014

Every Product Tells a Story - Red Dot exhibition in Hong Kong

Good products do not appear from nowhere. In the beginning, there always is an idea which turns into the final product after a long development process and countless drafts. But where do these ideas come from and how do designers get their motivation? The exhibition “Every Product Tells a Story”, which can be visited from 28 November 2014 until 31 May 2015 in the Hong Kong Design Gallery, explores this question in detail. More


Wednesday, 12 November 2014

“Taiwanese Design Faces” in the Red Dot Design Museum Taipei

A special exhibition which focuses on the creative minds behind award-winning designs is presented in the Red Dot Design Museum Taipei from 13 November 2014 – 29 March 2015. “Taiwanese Design Faces” tells stories – about five Taiwanese designers. The presentation introduces the people who create innovative products, convince manufacturers to produce these, and who give advice and support during the whole development process, from the idea to the finished good. A selection of elaborately designed products documents their respective work and know-how, and provides insights into the large variety of Taiwanese product design. More


Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Festive opening of the Xiamen International Design Business Week - Red Dot in China

For the third time in a row, Red Dot presents current trends and innovations from the fascinating world of design to an international expert public within the Xiamen International Design Business Week. True to the motto “Design for Luxury Living”, Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot, opened the event. From 5 – 8 November 2014, inspiring product exhibitions, an exclusive design forum with renowned speakers as well as the Red Dot Academy invite for professional exchange, maintaining relations and access to new markets. More


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