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Start of “red dot award: communication design 2013”: Creative industries are called upon to „inspire the world”!

Creative minds who are convinced of their achievements have the chance to mess with the best of the industry from 25 March 2013. Since 20 year, the “red dot award: communication design” honours projects that impress with their high level of design excellence. Designers, agencies, clients of communication design and talented newcomers are entitled to participate. The international quality seal "red dot” impresses partners, industry experts as well as customers – and it guarantees worldwide media interest.

In a few months, design luminaries from many different countries will come together to examine and evaluate thousands of submitted works: The red dot jury is the heart of the competition. Internationality and independence are the principles the red dot design award stands for. In order to guarantee its high reputation, jury members are selected who will carry out their task in a neutral and unbiased manner. In a several days long session, the jury evaluates each and every entry from 21 categories – live and on site. 

Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, Initiator and CEO of red dot, says: “Inspire the world” – the motto of the “red dot award: communication design” sums it up neatly: with your entries you can impress our jury members from all over the world. And if you are successful, our communication measures will ensure that your award-winning designs will receive international attention. Communicating news of your own achievement is more important than ever before. Particularly in saturated markets, it is necessary to lend visibility to unique selling propositions and to win the trust of potential clients.” The “red dot award: communication design” is one of the largest creativity awards. Last year, the red dot jury judged upon 6,823 entries from 43 countries.

red dot supports up-and-coming talents with the red dot: junior award, because the “young savages” of communication design need to mess with established designers. Taking the advantages of reduced fees, students and young professionals get the chance to convince the jury, and the most talented one will be awarded “red dot: junior prize” – with a purse of 10.000 euros. 

Awards overview:

red dot
It is internationally desired and highly regarded: the red dot. As a seal of quality for aesthetic designs it is only awarded for works that could convince the red dot jury by their high design standards.

red dot: best of the best
Again and again, in the high-quality submissions only few stand out: works that fascinate the jurors and deliver true highlights. Thus, the best works of a category receive the award “red dot: best of the best” for highest design quality.

red dot: grand prix

Those who have been awarded the “red dot: best of the best” for his or her achievement, may also hope for the “red dot: grand prix”. This selection is exciting to the very last second: only at the red dot gala it is traditionally announced, which of the nominated works will be honoured with the highest individual award of the competition.

red dot: junior prize
In the “red dot award: communication design”, young talents do not go away empty-handed either. Who was able to gain a “red dot: best of the best“ also has the possibility to get the “red dot: junior prize” for the best student work of the year, endowed with 10,000 € – this is the chance for the creative youth to make a breakthrough in design and convince potential clients of their proper skills!

red dot: client of the year
This honorary title is awarded to the client (company or brand), who bravely supports the creative industry by the right decisions and trust into courageous solutions. 

red dot: agency of the year

You cannot apply for this unique prize of honour. The agency which continuously convinces with superior design performances is worthy of it. The reward: an internationally renowned title and the “Stylus” challenge cup – both will be awarded to the “red dot: agency of the year”, which is the highlight of the festive red dot gala.

Facts and figures:

Participation periods
Early Bird: 25 March – 15 April 2013
Regular: 16 April – 7 May 2013
Latecomers: 8 May – 24 May 2013

Jury session: June 2013

Award ceremony & Party
As one of the most influential design competitions in the world, red dot will again make a stop in the creative metropolis of Berlin in 2013. Not only the laureates can look forward to 18 October – everybody who is somebody in the industry will get together in the “Konzerthaus Berlin” and will honour the winners for their outstanding creative achievements. At the subsequent Designers’ Night, they can celebrate their success.

red dot gala, Designers‘ Night & vernissage of “Design on stage”
18 October 2013 in Berlin

Winners‘ exhibition “Design on stage”

19 – 20 October 2013 in Berlin

Further information:

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Kristina Alexandra Halilovic
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Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen
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45309 Essen
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