In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the award breaks down into three disciplines: the Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. Each competition is organised once every year.
The products, communication projects as well as design concepts and prototypes entered in the competition are evaluated by the Red Dot Jury, which convenes once a year for each competition based on the individual specialist areas of the members.
The laureates are celebrated at the Red Dot Gala award ceremony. The award-winning designs are presented in the Red Dot Design Museums, in the online presentation and in the Red Dot Design Yearbook for example. The award-winners use the winner label in their own communication and marketing materials to set themselves apart from their competitors.
The 2019 Red Dot Award:
Product Design will open for submissions from October 15. Designers and companies from around the world are invited to submit products from all areas of daily life for a chance to win an award at one of the world’s largest design competitions.
“The first thing I notice is the huge variety of categories and the growing quality of products,” commented Red Dot jury member and UK design strategist Michael Thomson during the adjudication process in 2018.
The Red Dot Award: Product Design is open to manufacturers and designers from all over the world whose products are manufactured using an industrial production process.