The Product Design competition has existed since 1955. 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 SGD 5,000.

» Red Dot Award: Design Concept

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design is geared to agencies, designers and companies from around the world. The best piece of work in a category receives the top award “Red Dot: Grand Prix”.

» Red Dot Award: Communication Design


Friday, 20 April 2018

Inventor Sebastian Conran in an interview with Red Dot

For the fifth time now, Sebastian Conran was part of the red Dot Jury. With his know-how, he helped to guarantee the high quality standards of the award and thus the value of the Red Dot seal. According to the motto “form follows fabrication”, the designer 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. More

Thursday, 19 April 2018

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. Only concepts with the highest design standards that convince the Red Dot jury are awarded with the sought-after Red Dot. The results set off a series of important events to celebrate the best design concepts of 2018. More

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

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. More

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Interview with Sean Hughes, Head of Philips Design Consulting sharing more on leadership, design, and work culture matters

As Head of Design Consulting at Philips, Sean Hughes aims at improving access to care. In an interview with Red Dot, the consultant talks about leadership, design and work culture. More

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

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. More

Monday, 9 April 2018

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. More

Wednesday, 4 April 2018

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. More

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

How to convince the Red Dot Jury: this is what the experts for communication design pay attention to

Once a year, the jury for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design meets. For several days, the 24 international experts evaluate all works which were entered in the design competition. During the evaluation, various aspects are taken into account. These vary depending on the type of project. In addition, due to their experience and respective cultural background, every jury member has his or her own expectations on the competition entries. More

Monday, 26 March 2018

Communication design from Japan: creation under the sign of the rising sun

For many years, Red Dot is maintaining intensive relationships with Japan. Successful cooperations with designers and institutions from Nippon helped the promotion of outstanding design achievements. The country’s designers regularly prove their know-how in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design, too. In the recent competition, the highest single distinction, the Red Dot: Grand Prix, went to Tokyo. More

Friday, 23 March 2018

When not only the content is refreshing: Awarded packaging design

The high art of the brewery and the high art of packaging come together at the Red Dot Award: Communication Design. Every year, the most exciting packaging solutions are awarded here. In 2017, for example, MillerCoors from the USA, the Paulaner Brewery Group and the Früh Brewery from Germany were honored. More