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, 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


Monday, 24 November 2014

Red Dot Design Award 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 HKDI 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