Red Dot Award: Communication Design

Competent, experienced, renowned: International experts award the Red Dot for outstanding communication design

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018 launched at the beginning of March. All those who wish to submit their work and themselves to the scrutiny of the Red Dot Jury have until 15 June 2018 to register for the design competition. In a process spanning several days, 24 experts, including three new jury members, will decide which entries will receive the Red Dot labels.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

The winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018 have been chosen

This year, companies and designers from 59 countries entered more than 6,300 innovations in the Red Dot Award: Product Design. 69 entries – just 1.1% of all entries – received the top award in the competition, the Red Dot: Best of the Best. The “Red Dot”, which stands for good design quality, was awarded 1,684 times, while 45 objects won an Honourable Mention, which is given to a particularly well-executed aspect of design work.

Red Dot Award: Design Concept

Last chance to submit for the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2018

The jury of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2018 will come together in Singapore soon to select the best design innovations, prototypes and ready to launch products for the year. The results set off a series of important events to celebrate the best design concepts of 2018.

Red Dot Award: Product Design

Inventor Sebastian Conran in an interview with Red Dot

According to the motto “form follows fabrication”, Sebastian Conran created a plethora of enduring products through from concept to consumer. He calls himself “an engineer and inventor at heart”. Red Dot talked with Conran about the difference between design and invention, about the iPhone and about the job of designers.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

This is how the jury awards prizes: behind the scenes with Red Dot CEO Pro. Dr. Peter Zec

At the moment, the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018 is calling for entries. Until 29 May, designers, agencies and companies from around the globe can submit their works during the regular registration period. All competition entries will be evaluated by the Red Dot Jury with regard to their design quality and creativity. Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award, reveals how the experts make their decision.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design

Annual Reports – or the design of a business year

The works which received a prize in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2017 prove that an annual report must not be boring. As an instrument of self-expression, company reports fit in seamlessly with the corporate design and convince readers with facts and figures that are edited and visualised appropriate for the target group.


Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018 – competition starts with “Early Bird” submission phase

Monday, 5 March 2018

The early bird catches the worm. The Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018 has started with its first submission period. As of now, agencies, designers and companies can enter their design and creative projects in the internationally organised design competition. Until 10 April, they will benefit from the reduced registration fees of the “Early Bird” phase.


Retail Design: creating award-winning spatial experience

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Retail design is a substantial element of a brand’s appearance since companies come that close to their customers at hardly any other place. At the point of sale, they can tell their story and stage the brand promise in a space-consuming way.


„Form follows fabrication“: Sebastian Conran assesses products

Monday, 26 February 2018

“Outstanding design is the legacy of intense, imaginative thought, vision and experience combined with skill and craftsmanship; it is also the ability to anticipate tomorrow’s challenges, today.” With this definition in mind, Sebastian Conran will put the submissions of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018 to the test at the end of February and at the beginning of March.


Creative exchange: communication design exhibition opened in front of a full audience

Friday, 23 February 2018

At the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen, Germany, the evening of 22 February 2018 was under the motto of creative exchange. In front of a full audience, the opening of the new exhibition of Red Dot awarded communication design took place. “Creative Exchange: World’s Best Communication Design and Highlights from NRW” presents a selection of the latest top-achievements of the international creative industry until 3 June.