Red Dot Award: Product Design

Taking part

The registration phase for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021 begins on 12 October 2020. We look forward to your entry!

Early Bird: 12 October – 13 November 2020
Regular: 14 November 2020 – 22 January 2021
Latecomer: 23 January – 19 February 2021

 

Win over the jurors in the competition for product design!

With specialist knowledge and many years of experience, the Red Dot Award: Product Design offers you a platform for professional evaluation of the design quality of your products. From tableware to watches and healthcare – you can choose from around 50 categories for your entry.

This year again, participants who enter smart and innovative products can submit their objects for a separate evaluation. Take advantage of this opportunity and be in with a chance to win twice!

 

We look forward to an exciting award year with you:

How to register

  1. Download the Guide to Success (PDF, 150 KB)
  2. Register in the My Red Dot portal
  3. Register your product: add information on the entry, the designer and the manufacturer
  4. Deliver your product

After you have entered all of the information, we will ask you whether you wish to register your product additionally in one of the metacategories “Smart Products” or “Innovative Products”. If you wish to complete a second registration, please check the information already provided. You only need to deliver the product once.

 

Entry Rules

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. The product must have been launched on the market between 1 January 2019 and 1 June 2021. Furthermore, participants need to agree to the General Terms and Conditions.

Dates & Deadlines

Registration

Registration

Registration phasePeriod
Early Bird12 October – 13 November 2020
Regular14 November 2020 – 22 January 2021
Latecomer23 January – 19 February 2021
  
Young Professionals Application Day*2 December 2020 for 24 hours
 * Young Professionals Application Day offers trained designers who have graduated within the past five years the chance to apply for one of 50 free registration places. You can find more information on YPAD here.

 

Delivery

Delivery

Self-assembled products1 – 12 February 2021, monday to friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pre-assembled products1 – 26 February 2021, monday to friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Motor vehicles11 March 2021, until 8 a.m.
  
Address:Please note:
Red Dot GmbH & Co. KG
Product Design
Red Dot Judging Hall
Witzlebenstraße 14
45472 Mülheim an der Ruhr
Germany
Please mark your package and the entry itself by using the labels sent to you, and inform your logistics company of the PI code allocated to you. Please make sure to deliver a fully functional product and take into account that the service provided by our logistics team is to receive deliveries. If your product needs to be assembled on site, you must provide this service yourself. If you have completed a second entry in the metacategories “Smart Products” or “Innovative Products”, you only need to deliver your product once.

 

Collection

Collection

Self-assembled products29 March – 1 April 2021, monday to friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pre-assembled products6 – 16 April 2021, monday to friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Motor vehicles11 March 2021, at 5 p.m.
  
Adress:Please note:
Red Dot GmbH & Co. KG
Red Dot Judging Hall
Witzlebenstraße 14
45472 Mülheim an der Ruhr
Germany
Please hold your PI code ready or inform your logistics company about it.

 

Judging

Judging

Jury session

March 2021

Notification of results

March 2021

Communication of results

Immediatly after booking your Winner Package

Announcement

Announcement

Communication of results

Immediately after booking your Winner Package

Red Dot Gala

21 June 2021

Winners’ exhibition & Online exhibition

21 June 2021

Red Dot Design Yearbook

July 2021

Design Diary

July 2021

Registration fees

The registration fees vary depending on the registration date and include the preparation of the product for adjudication, the preparation of a jury dossier and the presentation during the jury session. Further fees will be charged for outsized products and for additional digital material. If the submission 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 product in the yearbook, in the winners’ exhibition and online.

Registration fees

Registration fees

Registration phase

Registration fees per entry are excl. of VAT

Early Bird

300 Euros

Regular

400 Euros

Latecomer

510 Euros

   
 

To enter the product in the metacategories “Smart Products” or “Innovative Products”, you must complete a second registration. This means the registration fee is incurred twice.

Additional fees

Additional fees

Digital material

100 Euros per registration excl. VAT

Outsized products, starting from 3m²

500 Euros per registration excl. VAT

Costs in the event of your product winning an award

Booking the Winner Package is obligatory for all winners that receive a distinction. Among other things, it includes use of the winner label as well as presentation of the product in the yearbook, the winners exhibition and online. The costs per Winner Package, plus VAT and related services, can be found below.

Winner Package for the Red Dot: Best of the Best distinction from 5,995 euros*

Winner Package for the Red Dot: Best of the Best distinction from 5,995 euros*

The Red Dot: Best of the Best is awarded for innovative design and is the highest award in the Red Dot Award: Product Design, which is granted only to the best products in a category.

The package includes the following services:

  • Use of the Red Dot Winner Label for the entire life cycle of your product as well as additional industry-specific labels
  • Handing over of the Red Dot Trophy
  • Two A3-format premium-quality framed copies of the Red Dot certificate
  • “Premium” presentation of the product on a double-page spread in the Red Dot Design Yearbook 2021/2022
  • Two-page, exclusive designer profile in the Red Dot Design Yearbook 2021/2022 with a short interview and a large-scale photo
  • Presentation of the award-winning product on an entire page of the high-quality Design Diary 2022
  • Publication of the award-winning product with images and text in the online exhibition at www.red-dot.org
  • Presentation of the award-winning product for one year in international exhibitions, including several weeks in the special exhibition “Milestones in Contemporary Design” in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

*The Winner Package costs vary depending on the size of your product and the exhibition space required. The exhibition team may decide to present large products as a film or a poster as appropriate.

» Detailed information on the exhibition units (PDF, 65 KB)

» Download overview of the Winner Packages (PDF, 1,65 MB)

Winner Package for the Red Dot distinction from 3,950 euros*

Winner Package for the Red Dot distinction from 3,950 euros*

The Red Dot is the distinction for high design quality. The international jury awards the sought-after quality symbol only to products that are excellently designed.

The package includes the following services:

  • Use of the Red Dot Winner Label for the entire life cycle of your product as well as additional industry-specific labels
  • Two A4-format copies of the Red Dot certificate
  • Presentation of the award-winning product on at least one-third of a page in the Red Dot Design Yearbook 2021/2022 (the basic presentation can be extended to two-thirds of a page, a whole page or a double-page spread on request)
  • Publication of the award-winning product with images and text in the online exhibition at www.red-dot.org
  • Presentation of the award-winning product for one year in international exhibitions, including several weeks in the special exhibition “Design on Stage” in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

*The Winner Package costs vary depending on the size of your product and the exhibition space required. The exhibition team may decide to present large products as a film or a poster as appropriate.

» Detailed information on the exhibition units (PDF, 65 KB)

» Download overview of the Winner Packages (PDF, 1,65 MB)

Stay up to date

Register in order to receive information on the Red Dot Award: Product Design. You will then receive regular e-mails with deadline reminders on the current competition.

Contact

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

Red Dot Team
Red Dot Award: Product Design
+49 201 838885–20
pd(at)red-dot.de

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