Red Dot Design Award
The Red Dot Design Award is an international product design prize awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. There are prize categories for product design, design agencies, and design concepts. Since 1954, designers and manufacturers can apply for the prizes, the winners being presented in an annual ceremony. Winning products are presented in the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen.
The Red Dot is awarded in three different categories:
Product design / design team
The oldest of the three awards, the Red Dot Award - Product Design: the competition is open to several fields of manufacturing, including, furniture, home appliances, cars… the "Team of the Year" award is dedicated to design teams that have had an impact on worldwide markets due to their design achievements. The prize-winners include companies such as Apple, BMW, Siemens.
Since 1993, the Red Dot award - Communication Design is awarded for achievements in the fields of corporate design, advertising, interactive media and sound design.
In 2005, Red Dot established an award for design innovations and design concepts, ideas and visions. The competition focuses on young, up-and-coming creative talents, designers and design companies around the world.