Red Dot boosts the career: 50 free registrations to the design award

Every year of the competition, Red Dot assigns 50 free registrations to young designers. The so-called “Red Dot Young Professionals Application Day“ is very popular with up-and-coming talents. It enables young professionals to compete with renowned designers from all over the world in the Red Dot Award: Product Design. The participation phase is already in full swing and on 11 December 2013, career-starters have 24 hours to apply for one out of 50 free registrations.

The “Red Dot Young Professionals Application Day” was born out of the idea to support product designers, who have been offering their services only for a short period of time, with a participation at the worldwide renowned Red Dot Award: Product Design. It aims at providing creative young professionals a successful start into the world of design and to facilitate new talents’ access to the industry.

First-time employees can compete with established and renowned product designers and international manufacturers, because: Young people often have notable innovative ideas and produce outstanding design achievements. The Red Dot Award strengthens the trust of potential clients and enables the laureates to already communicate their successes within their first working years.

In 2013, hundreds of creative minds from 30 countries grabbed their chance and applied for the 50 free registrations within 24 hours. Nine of them convinced the jury with the design quality of their products. Bernhard Elsaesser, the second young professional in the history of the Red Dot to win the highest award in the competition, received the Red Dot: Best of the Best for the vase “The attitude of the definite - the square”.

Besides the free participation, the up-and–coming designers are, in case of a distinction, supported with extensive measures: The use of the winner label for the awarded product, its presentation in the Red Dot Design Museum and in the online exhibition are the privileges. Furthermore, the laureates will be introduced in the Red Dot Design Yearbook, the standard work for contemporary design.

This year, the Young Professionals Application Day will take place on 11 December 2013: Designers who have obtained their academic qualifications within the past five years, have 24 hours to apply via the Red Dot website for one of the free registrations. The participants of the promotion will be drawn randomly.

At a glance:

Young Professionals Application Day

11 December 2013
24 hours – starting at midnight in the respective time zone

50 free registrations for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014

Eligible to participate: Graduates of design or architecture courses who have obtained their academic qualifications within the past five years

Further information and registration at  

Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014

Dates (until and including):

Early Bird     6 December 2013
Regular    28 January 2014
Latecomers    5 February 2014

Jury session: February 2014

Awards ceremony: 7 July 2014

Special exhibition of the award-winning products: 8 July – 3 August 2014

Press contact:
Marie-Christine Sassenberg
Communications Manager
Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen
Gelsenkirchener Str. 181
45309 Essen
Tel.: +49 201 30104-43

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