Red Dot Award: Communication Design


Dates of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2019

Early Bird: 4 March – 3 April
Regular: 4 April – 22 May
Latecomer: 23 May – 14 June

6 steps to success

  1. Create your My Red Dot account or log in
  2. Select category and fill in the details for your project (name, type, publication date, description)
  3. Enter the designer and client details
  4. Upload digital material (depending on the category*)
  5. Check details, choose payment method and finish submission
  6. Send physical works by post (depending on the category*)

* Detailed information on the submission is available in our Guides to Success which are individually compiled for each category.

Entry Rules

Agencies, designers and companies from around the world can participate in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2019. Works published after 1 July 2016 and before 1 July 2019 can be registered. The works cannot have been registered for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design in the past. Projects that were realised solely for the purposes of participating in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design are not eligible. To take part in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design, you must agree to the General Terms and Conditions.

» Download GTC 2018 (PDF, 130 KB)

Dates & Deadlines



Early Bird

4 March – 3 April 2019
4 April – 22 May 2019
23 May – 14 June 2019



Upload digital material
Physical submissions



Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2019
Red Dot Judging Hall
Witzlebenstraße 14
45472 Mülheim an der Ruhr

when completing registration
10 – 28 June 2018


Please note:

The delivery of submissions will only be accepted workdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please mark your package and the entry itself by using the labels sent to you, and inform your logistics company (courier, freight forwarder, etc.) of the PI code allocated to you.



Jury session
Notification of results


July 2019
July 2019



Communication embargo

Award ceremony
Winners’ exhibition
Red Dot App
Online exhibition


until and including 14 August 2019

1 November 2019
1 November 2019
1 November 2019
from 1 November 2019
14 November 2019


Costs & Fees

The registration fee includes the logistic processing, preparation of the information provided, preparation of a jury dossier, presentation during the jury session and storage until the winners’ exhibition, if applicable. If the work wins an award, it is obligatory to purchase the  Winner Package. Among other things, it includes use of the Winner Label as well as the presentation of the work in the yearbook, in the winners’ exhibition and online.

Information on the costs and fees for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2019 will be available here soon.


For questions and remarks, please feel free to contact us:

Red Dot Team
Tel.: +49 201 30104 49
E-mail: cd(at)

An overview of all contact persons of the Red Dot Design Award can be found here.