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  • Red Dot Award: Product Design

    With the help of the jury of experts, the internationally organised competition “Red Dot Award: Product Design” appraises the best products of the year. Manufacturers and designers from all over the world submit originals of their latest products in the hope of being awarded the sought-after distinction “Red Dot”. Participants can enter their products within the registration phases “Early Bird”, “Regular”, and “Latecomer”.

    31 categories provide space for the wide diversity in product design. Red Dot invites specialised design experts from various subject areas to be a member of the jury. The around 40-strong team devotes itself to all products for three days both live and on-site. Innovation, formal quality, functionality and ecological compatibility are just some of the criteria on which the decision is based.


    Young talents are encouraged to a special degree: On the Young Professionals Application Day, graduates of design courses, who have obtained their academic qualifications within the past five years, have the opportunity to take part in the draw for one of 50 free registrations. In addition to the registration for the competition, the up-and-coming talents will be provided with comprehensive free benefits if they win an award.

    It is a tradition to honour the laureates at the grand awards ceremony, the Red Dot Gala. The award-winning products will be displayed in the Red Dot Design Museums, the Online Presentation and in the Red Dot Design Yearbook. By featuring the winner label in their own marketing and communications, the laureates can use their well-deserved awards to distinguish themselves from their competitors.

    Product Design

    The Product Design competition has existed since 1954. Its award, the Red Dot, is an internationally recognized quality seal. The best products receive the Red Dot: Best of the Best award.

    In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. With its origins dating back until 1955, the award is organised by Design

    Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen and with more than 17,000 entries each year one of the best-respected design competitions in the world. The sought-after award, the “Red Dot”, is the revered international seal of outstanding design quality.