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


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Friday, 5 February 2016

Red Dot Award: Communication Design – Why to take part?

Receiving the renowned Red Dot acts as proof of the excellent design achievements of professionals and up-and-coming talents alike, thus symbolising a seal of quality of their ability. Companies in particular are realising more and more that not only the quality of their products but also their communication design leads to an essential unique selling proposition on the market. More


Thursday, 4 February 2016

“Addressing a much larger group of people” – Red Dot winner stories in the media

The world’s best product design for 2016 will be chosen in only a few weeks. It’s a bold claim, but Red Dot has proven time after time to be the one award to fulfil it. A completely independent expert jury from more than 20 nations, that signs a strict code of honour and is looking at some 5,000 physical product entries on-site – this is an unparalleled scenery in the world of awards. No wonder, then, that the winners face an ever-growing interest by the media. More


Tuesday, 2 February 2016

“¡Viva el Diseño!”: exhibition of Spanish designs in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen only until 28 February

Since roughly 20 years, more and more objects from Spain are entering the global competition “Red Dot Design Award”. Many of them are continuously getting awarded by the international Red Dot Jury. Only until 28 February 2016, a prize-winning selection is on show in the special exhibition “¡Viva el Diseño! Red Dot winners from Spain” in the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen/Germany. More


Friday, 29 January 2016

Red Dot: Junior Award – The platform for young talents

The Red Dot: Junior Award is one of each year’s highlights within the Red Dot Award: Communication Design. Many submissions by young talents are fascinating and stunning in a way that make our jurors ask: Is this really a junior work? More


Wednesday, 27 January 2016

The jury is set: Product design competition is searching for innovations of 2016

With around 5,000 entries from more than 50 countries each year, the Red Dot Award is one of the world’s largest international product competitions. The registration phase for 2016 is in full swing, and the jury members have already been chosen. The about 40 experts from all over the globe will converge in the Ruhr region at the end of February to make up the Red Dot jury. These include ICE and Transrapid designer Alexander Neumeister, fashion icon Jimmy Choo and automotive design legend Chris Bangle. More


Tuesday, 26 January 2016

“15 – A review of the year’s events in posters” in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

From 30 January until 5 February 2016, visitors discover the exhibition „15 – A review of the year’s events in posters” (15 – Ein Jahresrückblick in Plakaten) in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen. Political happenings and personal experiences had a formative influence on the year 2015. In the exhibition, award-winning designers deal with this in a visual way. ll of the works will be sold in a limited edition. For domestic and abroad projects, the proceeds go to UNO-Flüchtlingshilfe. More


Monday, 25 January 2016

Early submission period for the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2016 ends on 27 January

27 January 2016 is the close of the early submission period for the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2016. This is the last day to take advantage of the early submission discounts. More


Friday, 22 January 2016

Insightful exhibition opening: “Tõnis Käo: ‘Design as Experiment’, Retrospective”

On the evening of 21 January 2016, the exhibition “Tõnis Käo: ‘Design as Experiment’, Retrospective” opened in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany. It is the first joint project of the Folkwang University of the Arts and the Red Dot Design Museum. Already in 2014, the Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design in Tallinn had curated the exhibition. It shows an overview of the life’s work of Tõnis Käo, who is regarded as a pioneer in system design. More


Thursday, 21 January 2016

LG Electronics – last year's strongest brand

Every year, one company has the chance to demonstrate its brand strength and presence in the course of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design. The “Red Dot: Brand of the Year” convinced the Red Dot jury with innovative design solutions and a large number of entries. Honoured is design quality and decisiveness in brand management – regardless whether placed on the expertise of external agencies or on the company’s own award-winning communications. In 2015, the South Korean company LG Electronics has managed to win through as the strongest brand in the competition. More


Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Red Dot Award: Product Design – These are the Winners’ Benefits (Part 3/4)

The registration for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016 is on and ends on 10 February 2016. Winning the Red Dot opens the doors for manufacturers and designers to a worldwide network and offers exclusive options for communicating their success. The Winners’ Benefits are, amongst others, the presentation of the product within the Winners’ Exhibition for four weeks, starting on the day of the Red Dot Gala. Afterwards, the prize-winning products become part of the permanent exhibition in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen in Germany for at least one year. Additionally, the Red Dot on Tour programme makes sure that a selection of award-winning products will be exhibited in further countries, recently in Hong Kong, Zurich, and Moscow. More