Red Dot Award: Product Design

Taking part

Take part in the international competition for product design and get your hands on the sought-after Red Dot!

Dates for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020
Registration: 14 October 2019 – 14 February 2020
Award ceremony: 22 June 2020

Win over the jurors in the competition for product design!

The expertise and many years of experience accumulated by the Red Dot Award: Product Design offers manufacturers and designers a platform where they can have respected experts assess the design quality of their products. Successful designs win a Red Dot, the well-known symbol of good design.

 

Just a few steps to success

You can register on the My Red Dot Portal in just a few steps: After selecting the appropriate category for you, simply add information on the product, the manufacturer and the designer. Then deliver your functioning product to us.

The expert panel convenes in March to assess all of the entries. After the evaluation process spanning several days, the winners are chosen and notified by us. All winners must book the Winner Package. Once you have booked the Winner Package, you can immediately start to use the well-known Red Dot Label and communicate news of your success. Together with the other laureates, you can celebrate your win in June 2020 at the Red Dot Gala. We look forward to welcoming you to this high-profile international event!

You can find all the information you need to take part quickly and successfully in the Guide to Success (PDF, 167 KB).

From registration to the award ceremony, we will provide you with the latest information and provide advice and support. Register for the Red Dot Updates to receive regular e-mails with deadline reminders for the current competition. Please feel free to get in touch by e-mail or phone with any specific questions:

Red Dot Team
Tel.: +49 201 30104 20
E-mail: pd(at)red-dot.de

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 market launch of the submission must have taken place by 1 June 2020 and cannot be more than two years old as of the date of registration. Furthermore, participants need to agree to the General Terms and Conditions (PDF, 2,3 MB).

Dates & Deadlines

Registration

Registration

Registration phase Period
Early Bird 14 October – 8 November 2019
Regular 9 November 2019 – 8 January 2020
Latecomer 9 January – 14 February 2020
   
Young Professionals Application Day* 4 December 2019 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 products 27 January – 7 February 2020, monday to friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pre-assembled products 27 January – 21 February 2020, monday to friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Motor vehicles 5 March 2020, 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
Deutschland
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.
Collection

Collection

Self-assembled products 23 – 27 March 2020, monday to friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pre-assembled products 30 March – 9 April 2020, monday to friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Motor vehicles 5 March 2020, from 5 p.m.
   
Adress:Please note:
Red Dot GmbH & Co. KG
Red Dot Judging Hall
Witzlebenstraße 14
45472 Mülheim an der Ruhr
Deutschland
Please hold your PI code ready or inform your logistics company about it.
Judging

Judging

Jury session March 2020
Notification of results March 2020
Communication of results Immediatly after booking your Winner Package
Announcement

Announcement

Communication of results Immediately after booking your Winner Package
Award ceremony & winners’ exhibition 22 June 2020
Online exhibition 22 June 2020
Red Dot Design Yearbook July 2020
Design Diary July 2020

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
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 obligary 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
  • Awarding of the Red Dot Trophy on stage at the Red Dot Gala on 22 June 2020
  • 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 2020/2021
  • Two-page, exclusive designer profile in the Red Dot Design Yearbook 2020/2021 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 2021
  • 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 2020/2021 (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)

Winner Package for the Honourable Mention distinction: 3,950 Euros

Winner Package for the Honourable Mention distinction: 3,950 Euros

An Honourable Mention is awarded by the Red Dot jury members to a particularly well-executed aspect of design work. Products that win over the jury with a well thought-out design solution are recognised with this Honourable Mention.

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 2020/2021 (the basic presentation can be extended to two-thirds of a page or a whole 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 as a poster (including poster production) for one year in international exhibitions, including several weeks in the special exhibition “Design on Stage” in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen

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

Stay up to date

Register in order to rreceive regular 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
Phone: +49 201 30104 20
E-Mail: pd(at)red-dot.de

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