Red Dot Gala in the Konzerthaus Berlin
Red Dot founder Professor Dr. Peter Zec, here with juror Thebe Ikalafeng, welcomed the guests
Heinrich Paravicini of Mutabor handed over the challenge cup "Stylus" to Matthias Spaetgens of Scholz & Friends
Scholz & Friends - Red Dot: Agency of the Year 2014
After the gala, the crowd went to the E-Werk
Part of the winners exhibition "Design on Stage": Scholz & Friends Living Room
Proud laureates with their trophies
Visitors of the Designers' Night celebrated until dawn


This year`s party of creativity - Red Dot laureates celebrated until dawn

•    More than 1,400 guests from all over the world
•    Highest accolades for Scholz & Friends and PepsiCo
•    Red Dot: Grand Prix awarded 13 times

Yesterday, 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.

The Red Dot: Junior Prize went to German design newcomer Konrad Rappaport for his work “Next Generation Scientific Poster”: an interactive poster which provides scientific topics with an attractive visualisation and thus makes them more comprehensible. Among others, BBDO Germany was very happy about its Red Dot: Grand Prix for the donation campaign “The Ant Rally”. The agency Solidere also received a Red Dot: Grand Prix for its excellently designed annual report “The Chronicle”, which documents more than 20 years of Beirut`s town history and development.

During the Red Dot Gala, Scholz & Friends was honoured for the continuous and outstanding achievements of the agency group: it was presented with the honorary title “Red Dot: Agency of the Year 2014”. With this distinction, which no agency can apply for, Red Dot recognises the high creative- and design performance of the company with head offices in Berlin and Hamburg. Frank-Michael Schmidt, CEO of the Scholz and Friends Group, and Matthias Spaetgens, Managing Director Creation in Berlin, accepted the distinction in person.

Mauro Porcini, Chief Designer of PepsiCo took a flight from New York to Berlin to accept the special distinction “Red Dot: Client of the Year”. As a food and beverage concern, PepsiCo has numerous top brands which were awarded with a total of nine Red Dots in 2014. The festive awarding ceremony was traditionally hosted by Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot. About 1,400 guests were impressed by the bravest campaigns and the best designs of the year.

The Flying Steps were in charge for the musical entertainment. With its moves, a mixture of breakdance and jazz dance, the urban dance crew enthralled the audience. The synthie pop band Camouflage also showed up to celebrate their Red Dot for the CD package “The Box”, designed by Feedback Media, at the Red Dot Gala and its after show party.

After the Red Dot Gala, the crowd moved to the E-Werk Berlin for the legendary Designers’ Night. DJ Chrissi D! from the Ruhr Area made the guests dance. During the official party, the exhibition “Design on Stage” was also on show and presented award-winning communication design on the highest level. Here, the Red Dot: Agency of the Year had a premiere: in an exclusive area of the winners exhibition, visitors were guests in the “Scholz & Friends Living Room”. Surrounded by childhood pictures of the staff, one could sit on the sofa and be inspired by the works of the “Orchestra of Ideas”.

All 101 Red Dot: Best of the Best and Red Dot: Grand Prix awarded works will be presented in the Museum für Kommunikation Berlin. The exhibition “Best Communication Design – Red Dot Winners Selection 2014” runs until 18 January 2015.

Verena Lissek
Red Dot Design Award
Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen
Gelsenkirchener Str. 181
45309 Essen
Tel. +49 201 30104-35

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