Red Dot Award: Design Concept

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Dates

Early submission: 2 January – 6 February
Standard submission: 7 February – 25 March
Late submission: 26 March – 15 May

Competition Process

The competition process provides a timeline of what to expect while the award is open.

Rules

Any person may participate. Participation extends to all design studios, companies, universities, research laboratories, inventors, design students and design professionals from anywhere in the world. All kinds of inventions, novelty designs and aesthetic designs that are not in the market, not produced for sale, non-client projects, and non-executed client projects,  before 2 June 2020 can be entered. All entered works must be the entrant’s own.

Please download and read the terms and conditions. (English only).

Submission Format

Information about submission format.

Dates & Deadlines

Submission Dates 2020

Submission Dates 2020

Early submission period:2 Jan to 6 Feb
Standard submission period:7 Feb to 25 Mar
Prejudging results:from 17 April
Final judging application (only applicable for prejudged entries):30 April
Late submission period26 Mar to 15 May
Prototypes & models

Prototypes & models

Prototype/model of concept for competition

Prototypes/models for the competition will only be received between 11 May 2020 to 22 May 2020.

Send to:

Red Dot Award: Design Concept
c/o Red Dot Singapore Pte Ltd

22 Lor 21A Geylang, #06-01
Prosper Industrial Building
Singapore 388431

Phone: +65 65148266

Please ensure that product deliveries are handled in accordance with the customs requirements for the free trade of goods (Delivered Duty Paid). If you decide for a temporary import, it is essential that you use a freight forwarder, i.e. do not use a courier, express packet service, etc. More details can be obtained from your nearest customs office.

Prototype/model of concept for exhibition

Prototypes or mock-ups of winning works will be displayed in the Red Dot Design Museum Singapore for the duration of the exhibition.

Participants who choose to display their prototype or mock-up bears all the costs and risks related to storage and/or return delivery.

Delivery dates
3 to 28 August 2020

Return shipping of prototypes/mock-ups

If you have elected for the return shipping of your prototype/mock-up, Red Dot will proceed to make preparations for shipping from August 2020.

If your concept has been selected for an award and had already sent us your prototype/mock-up for judging, please complete the Winner Services Order form to inform us if you want the prototype displayed at the Red Dot Design Museum for exhibition.

Afterwhich, the following will take place:

  • For prototypes/mock-up to be exhibited and returned, return shipping procedures will begin after the exhibition has concluded.
  • For prototypes/mock-up that are not exhibited and returned, return shipping procedures will begin from from 2 September 2020.

The participant concerned bears all costs and risks related to storage and/or return delivery.

Judging

Judging

Prejudging results:from 17 April
Final judging:June 2020
Final judging results:from 29 June
Announcements

Announcements

Awarding ceremony25 September 2020
Museum exhibition25 September 2020
Yearbook25 September 2020
Online exhibition25 September 2020

Fees

Early submission

Early submission

Entrant TypeFee per entry (SGD) *        Fee per entry (EUR)
Company (more than 10 people)320211
Company (10 people or less)300198
Design Studio280184
Institution260171
Individual Designer15099
Group of 2 individual designers                230151
Group of 3 individual designers240158
Group of 4 individual designers250165
Group of 5 individual designers260171

* One for one promotion: Submit 2 entries together, and one of the entries will be free from submission fees. 
Fee in Euro is based on currency exchange taken on 1 November 2019, the fee in Euro is for reference only. All fees are charged in Singapore Dollar (SGD).
Standard submission

Standard submission

Entrant TypeFee per entry (SGD) *Fee per entry (EUR) +
Company (more than 10 people)480317
Company (10 people or less)460303
Design Studio430284
Institution410270
Individual Designer220145
Group of 2 individual designers380250
Group of 3 individual designers390257
Group of 4 individual designers400263
Group of 5 individual designers410270

* One for one promotion: Submit 2 entries together, and one of the entries will be free from submission fees. 
Fee in Euro is based on currency exchange taken on 1 November 2019, the fee in Euro is for reference only. All fees are charged in Singapore Dollar (SGD).
Judging presentation

Judging presentation

 

Participants who submit their entries during the early or standard period will only need to pay the presentation fee if their works are selected to proceed into the final judging round. See competition process.

Entrant TypeFee per entry (SGD)Fee per entry (EUR) +
Company (more than 10 people)810533
Company (10 people or less)790520
Design Studio760501
Institution720474
Individual Designer400263
Group of 2 individual designers450296
Group of 3 individual designers560369
Group of 4 individual designers570375
Group of 5 individual designers580382


Fee in Euro is based on currency exchange taken on 1 November 2019, the fee in Euro is for reference only. All fees are charged in Singapore Dollar (SGD).
Late submission

Late submission

Submission fee + judging presentation fee
Participants who submit their entries during the late submission period pay both submission and judging presentation fee.

Entrant TypeFee per entry (SGD)Fee per entry (EUR) +
Company (more than 10 people)1290850
Company (10 people or less)1250823
Design Studio1190784
Institution1130744
Individual Designer620408
Group of 2 individual designers830547
Group of 3 individual designers950626
Group of 4 individual designers970639
Group of 5 individual designers990652

Fee in Euro is based on currency exchange taken on 1 November 2019, the fee in Euro is for reference only. All fees are charged in Singapore Dollar (SGD).
Winner services (Free)

Winner services (Free)

If your works are awarded, winners receive the winner’s label, certificates, and invitation to the awarding ceremony where Red Dot and Red Dot: Best of the Best awardees will be presented on stage. The winning design concept will be published in the yearbook, exhibited at Red Dot website’s online exhibition and at the Red Dot Design Museum Singapore. There are no winner services fees charged.

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Submission of prototype (Optional)

Submission of prototype (Optional)

Standard Size Prototype:
Standard size means the prototype is smaller than 0.5 m x 0.5 m x 0.5 m OR weighs less than 25kg. The administration fee for standard size prototype is SGD100. The fee does not include shipping the prototype or mock-up to and from the museum.

Large Size Prototype:
Large size means the prototype is larger than 0.5 m x 0.5 m x 0.5 m but smaller than 1 m x 1 m x 1 m, it weighs between 25kg to 50kg. The administration fee for large size prototype is SGD200. The fee does not include shipping the prototype or mock-up to and from the museum.

Oversize Prototype:
Please contact us for oversized prototypes. An oversized prototype is larger than 1 m x 1 m x 1 m OR weighs more than 50kg

Damage to Prototype:
Due to the fragility and one-off nature of prototypes and models, Red Dot will not be responsible for the damage of the prototype/model during judging, storage, and/or exhibition.

Payment Methods

Payment Methods

The following methods are available upon submission of entry:

Credit Card

Payment through credit card via Worldpay.

Alipay

Payment though an Alipay account.

Refund Policy

No refund is allowed. If you have any enquiry, please contact us.

Intellectual Property Rights

Contact us

For questions and remarks of the Red Dot Award: Design Concept, please feel free to contact us at award@red-dot.sg

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