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Red Dot Network

The network for the global design community

Exclusive design network is launched

The Red Dot Network is a new digital design platform that, as of 1 October 2019, will bring together companies, agencies, designers, jury members and design enthusiasts from across the world. 

Members of the network will have direct access to other award-winners or leading lights in the field. They will furthermore be able to take advantage of numerous exclusive services. 

Read on and get an overview of the many benefits of being a member of the Red Dot Network:

A communications and information forum for the global design community

With one of the largest design competitions in the world, international exhibitions and events as well as publications that mirror the latest state-of-the-art design, the Red Dot Award has been reaching out to and bringing together companies, agencies and industry experts from across the world for over six decades. 

This has given rise to a design community that is active worldwide, as of 1 October 2019, this community will have an exclusive platform: the Red Dot Network, which is Red Dot’s response to demand from competition participants and industry insiders who want to make this established design world more visible and productively usable by its members.

A carefully selected design network

As the quality of any network depends on its choice of members, the Red Dot Network pays great attention to which manufacturers, agencies, designers and design studios may become members and thereby add substance to the forum. 

Anybody nominated by one of the Red Dot Ambassadors can become a member of the Red Dot Network. 

A Red Dot Ambassador is a respected personality from the international design scene who is professionally active. As a rule, he or she is a jury member of one of the following design competitions: Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Brand & Communication Design or Red Dot Award: Design Concept. 

The recommendation by a Red Dot Ambassador does not require confirmation by Red Dot. As soon as we receive a nomination, the candidate is immediately informed. 

The nominated entrepreneur or designer only becomes a member if it or he/she respectively agrees to the conditions of membership and the general terms and conditions of the Red Dot Network. 

If you would like to get to know the Red Dot Ambassadors or learn more about them, please click here:

Applying for membership

There is, however, another way of becoming a member of the Red Dot Network: apply for membership yourself. You can register your application straight away and a committee of five Red Dot Ambassadors will decide whether you may become a member. 

If you wish to become a member of our global design community, you can obtain comprehensive information from the Red Dot Network website and apply for membership. The process only takes seconds. We just ask for your contact details and a short message. As soon as we have received these, we will contact you.

Exclusive benefits for members

Members of the Red Dot Network have access to the non-public areas of the www.red-dot-network.org website and can take advantage of a range of benefits: 

  • Members receive access to an online databank in which all winners of the three Red Dot competitions since 2011 are listed. That is a total of more than 20,000 entries (as of 2019).
     
  • Members can access selected industry analyses by the Red Dot Institute.
     
  • Members can access data of other Red Dot members.

Secure your access to unique benefits by participating in a competition

Members of the Red Dot Network who take part in a Red Dot Award competition enjoy additional benefits. These include:

  • Members receive two free registrations per year for the following competitions. Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Brand & Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. This includes all additional fees (excess size charges, digital submissions). The option of free registration (which may be used for different competitions) is valid for a year.
     
  • Members receive preferential treatment when booking tickets for the gala events which take place to celebrate the award ceremonies for the Red Dot Award: Product Design, the Red Dot Award: Brand & Communication Design and the Red Dot Award: Design Concept.

Take advantage of membership for exhibitions and events

Further services that are linked to membership include:

  • Publicity about your own events in the public area of the www.red-dot-network.org website that has been confirmed by a panel as “endorsed by Red Dot Network”. The benefit to you is that you can inform and interest network members and design enthusiasts in your own events, thereby attracting more attention and participants.
     
  • Members benefit from free admission to the three Red Dot Design Museums in Essen (Germany), Singapore and Xiamen (China) as well as to exhibitions organised by Red Dot. 
     
  • Members receive preferential treatment during the free reservation of tickets for congresses, conferences and other events organised by Red Dot. 
     
  • Members receive a discount on certain publications by Red Dot Edition.

Communicate your membership with an exclusive label

  • All members may publicise their association with the exclusive design network in all their communication materials in text form or with a logo using the following text: “Member of the Red Dot Network since <year>”.