Red Dot Award competition kicks off at the end of October
October 26 sees the start of the registration for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016. Every year, the international design competition selects the best product designs in the world. In order to participate, manufacturers and designers register their products online and submit the original product for the judging process.
Entry conditions state that the products have to be manufactured in an industrial production process and must have been on the market since 1 January 2014 or will become available before 1 July 2016.
Winning participants use the seal of quality the award bestows on good design as a marketing and communications tool. In addition, a victory brings with it a whole package of activities such as publication in the Red Dot Design Yearbook and participation in exhibitions in the Red Dot Design Museums. The official awards ceremony is the Red Dot Gala in Essen, Germany followed by an after-show party.
On 9 December 2015, the Young Professionals Application Day, graduates of design courses, who have obtained their academic qualifications within the past five years, have the opportunity to take part in the draw for one of 50 free registrations. In addition to the registration for the competition, these new talents will be provided with comprehensive and free communication support if they win an award.
In 2015, the competition registered 4,928 entries from 56 nations. Only 81 products received the highest single distinction “Red Dot: Best of the Best”.
Registration periods: Early Bird: 26 October 2015 – 4 December 2015
Regular: 5 December 2015 – 26 January 2016
Latecomer: 27 January 2016 – 10 February 2016
Jury session: February 2016
Red Dot Gala: 4 July 2016
Further information and registration at www.red-dot.org/pd
01 Living rooms and bedrooms
03 Kitchens, kitchen furnishings and kitchen appliances
04 Tableware and cooking utensils
05 Bathrooms, spas and personal care
06 Heating and air conditioning technology
07 Lighting and lamps
08 Garden furnishings, garden and BBQs
09 Outdoors, trekking and camping
11 Bicycle and bicycle accessories
12 Leisure, games and fun
13 Musical instruments and equipment
14 Babies and children
15 Fashion, lifestyle and accessories
18 Interior design
19 Interior design elements
20 Materials and surfaces
21 Urban design and public spaces
22 Office furnishings and office chairs
24 Industry, machinery and robotics
26 Life science and medicine
27 Vehicles (land, water and aerospace)
28 Vehicle accessories
29 Consumer electronics and cameras
31 Computers and information technology