Call for Applications: Product Design 2017, Red Dot Award

Red Dot Award




Essen, Germany




Red Dot Award


50 free registration places for upcoming designers    
Product Design 2017
Red Dot Award

Designers and manufacturers can currently register their products for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017.

“Young Professionals Application Day” provides an opportunity for upcoming designers to also take part in the competition.

50 Free Registration Places
On 7 December 2016, trained designers who have graduated within the past five years have the chance to apply for one of a total of 50 free registration places.

The international design competition thus gives an opportunity to those starting out on their career to prove their abilities and be compared directly against established designers and major brands from the industry.

In addition to registration for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017, the 50 new talents will be supported with free measures if they win an award:

  • The sought-after winners’ benefits include use of the Red Dot label for the award-winning product, exhibition of the product in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen and in the online presentation.
  • Furthermore, the winners will be introduced in the Red Dot Design Yearbook, the reference work for contemporary design, thus benefiting from the PR service that goes hand in hand with the award.

The Red Dot Jury
The Red Dot jury comprises freelance designers, design professors and specialist journalists. The products submitted are assessed directly, live and in situ.

The products are not in direct competition with each other. Instead, they are tested, discussed and assessed individually.

The factors used to assess the products are functionality, ergonomics, longevity, self-explanatory quality and ecological compatibility, product periphery, formal quality, symbolic and emotional content.

Only designs that win over the jury with their design quality are awarded a Red Dot.

To Apply
Young Professionals Application Day 2017
Applications for one of the 50 free registration places can be submitted only on 7 December 2016 (for 24 hours) at

Required documents

  • Product description
  • Information on the applicant and manufacturer
  • 1 to 5 product images
  • Copy of the degree certificate