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Red Dot Award: Product Design

The origins of the Red Dot Design Award date back to 1955. The institution behind the competition is the Design Zentrum NRW, which is led by Professor Dr. Peter Zec since 1991. Its distinction, the Red Dot, is established internationally as one of the most sought-after quality marks for good design. In order to assess the diversity in the field of design in a thorough and professional manner, the award breaks down into three diciplines: the Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. Each award is organised once a year. From products to communication projects and packaging to design concepts and prototypes, the Red Dot Award tracks the most prominent trends worldwide.

With the help of the jury, the internationally organised competition “Red Dot Award: Product Design” appraises the best products of the year. In 48 categories, manufacturers and designers can enter their innovations. The jury only awards a Red Dot to products with a high design quality. The best products of a category are awarded the “Red Dot: Best of the Best” while entries which impress with a well-thought-out detail solution are awarded with the “Honourable Mention”.

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 amongst others in the Red Dot Design Museums, the Online Presentation and in the Red Dot Design Yearbook. By featuring the sought-after winner label in their own marketing and communications, the laureates can distinguish themselves from their competitors.

The Red Dot jury

At the heart of the Red Dot Award: Product Design is its jury. With their specialist knowledge, some 40 recognised experts from around the world guarantee the high quality standards and thus the value of the Red Dot seal. While the set-up of the jury changes annually, one element remains the same: all members commit to the “Code of Honour”, which states that jurors cannot participate in the adjudication of products they were involved in. In addition, no juror can be employed by an industrial manufacturing company. This prevents conflicts of interest and ensures the highest possible degree of fairness and neutrality.

In an evaluation process lasting several days, the international experts test, discuss and evaluate every single entry without a preselection. Thereby, the submissions are not compared with each other, but are assessed individually.

» The Red Dot jury 2017

» The adjudication criteria

How to enter – your Guide to Success

Designers and manufacturers from all over the world whose products were manufactured in an industrial production process are encouraged to take part in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018. The products can be submitted from 9 October 2017 until 9 February 2018. Further information on our deadlines can be found here.

For a successful registration, only a few steps are necessary:

  1. In order to start your registration for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018, it is necessary to register in the My Red Dot portal.
  2. There, you can provide all necessary information on your products as well as on the manufacturer and designer.
  3. Afterwards, you have to prepare the product for the adjudication and send it to our Red Dot Judging Hall.

In your  viagra legal status uk Guide to Success, you can find all relevant information and helpful tips for rapid and successful registration for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018. Soon, you can find the document here:

» Download Guide to Success (PDF)

We are happy to assist you in presenting your product as good as possible in front of the jury. Please feel free to contact us via pd@red-dot.de anytime.

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