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, 11 May 2018

Scandi style: award-winning communication design from the north

The Scandinavian countries are pioneers in many ways. Their export hits H&M, IKEA, Nokia, the Finnish sauna and Norwegian sweaters are well-known all over the world. They are trendsetters in both product design and fashion design. The importance of the Nordic countries becomes increasingly important in the field of communication design as well. Scandinavian design is functional, exceptional and intelligent. Scandinavian designers regularly prove that in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design. In 2017, they stood out again with design quality and creativity. More

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

“Unique strengths and real quality”: three cars awarded with the Red Dot: Best of the Best

During the assessment of the category “cars and motorcycles”, the jury members of the Red Dot Award: Product Design drove the submitted vehicles on the runway of the airport in Mülheim, Germany. Afterwards, the jury members were able to make a profound decision about their design quality. This year, three of the vehicles received the Red Dot: Best of the Best, the competition’s top award: the “Stinger” from Kia, the “720S” from McLaren and the “Ferrari Portofino”. More

Monday, 30 April 2018

“Punto Rosso”: award-winning communication design from Italy

Italy stands for fashion and design, elegance and tradition. The Milan Design Week, where the latest trends of furniture were presented, ended recently. But also award-winning communication design comes from the land of the dolce vita. Italian designers regularly prove this in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design. More

Friday, 27 April 2018

Typography: the power of award-winning types

Whether in magazines, on posters or on packaging – text does not only serve the transfer of information. The way it is designed influences subconsciously the perception of the content. Being an important tool for communication and a design element, the development and goal-driven usage of fonts are a complex field of activity. In the Red Dot Award: Communication Design, designers from all continents regularly prove how to communicate in an outstanding way with the help of typography. More

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Honouring of the laureates: Red Dot Gala fully booked faster than ever

Red carpet and photographers’ flashlights for the best designers and manufacturers of the year: On 9 July, the laureates of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018 will be officially announced and honoured for their outstanding design performance within the framework of the glamourous award ceremony in Essen, Germany. While the Red Dot Gala was fully booked faster than ever, interested people still have the chance to reserve one of the limited tickets for the Winners’ Dinner or the Designers’ Night. More

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. 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