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The Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015 has started!

Early Bird registration ends in…

The early bird registration phase for the Red Dot Award: Design Concept 2015 has started. Here is a message from Prof. Dr Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award, to the start of the globally renowned competition for communication design adressing the creative industry around the world. More.

Categories: Guides to Success 2015

Now in nine different languages

852302188bYour way to success! In order to make the registration for the Red Dot Award: Communication Design as simple as possible, this year’s “Guides to Success” are available in nine different languages: German, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese (traditional and simpilfied) and Korean – for all 17 categories the registration process for Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015 is explained in detail and step by step in the local language. Our guides will help you to orientate yourself in the registration for the category you selected. Just click on the appropriate category and select the “Guide to Success” in your language. More.

 

“Essential unique selling point of the creative industry”

The Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015!

852302188bA new year brings new opportunities, with the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2015 ready to commence. Under the motto “Inspire the world”, the early bird registration phase for the globally renowned competition for communication design will start on 23 March. From that date on, designers, agencies, freelancers and companies are invited once again to submit their projects to the scrutiny of the international Red Dot jury. Mehr.

Red Dot Design Museum Essen

Special Exhibition "Design on Stage"

Smart apps, impressing posters or attention-attracting advertising films – all communication works which are on show in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany, from 6 February to 3 May 2015 have one thing in common: their award-winning design. The special exhibition “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014” presents the latest Red Dot awarded creative achievements from around the globe. More.

 

Red Dot on Tour in Basel

Fifth exhibition in Switzerland

852302188bFor the fifth time, the best works of the Red Dot Award: Communication Design are presented in Basel. On 6 March 2015, the exhibition “Design auf dem Podest” (“Design on the podium”) was successfully opened. On this special occasion, keyspeaker Walter Gunz came all the way from Morocco. More.

 

 
 

Red Dot on Tour Taipei

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    „Red Dot Award: Communication Design – Winners‘ Selection“

    Red Dot Design Museum Taipei presents outstanding selection of the most innovative communication designs

    Visitors of the newest Red Dot exhibition venue in Taiwan are able to meet awarded objects from various life and product worlds. After “Every Product tells a Story” and “Style your life”, the exhibition “Red Dot Award: Communication Design – Winners’ Selection” starts on 15 May 2014. It shows a selection of award-winning works from Taiwan, distinguished in 2013. Furthermore, nearly all international works awarded with a Red Dot: Best of the Best and a Red Dot: Grand Prix in last year’s competition are featured in this unique exhibition. More

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    Design on Stage

    Winners Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014

    Special exhibition
    06 February 2015
    to 03. Mai 2015

    Red Dot Design Museum Essen
    Zollverein Areal A (Schacht XII)
    Kesselhaus (A7)
    Gelsenkirchener Straße 181

    45309 Essen/Germany

    www.red-dot-design-museum.org

    Smart Apps, impressing poster campaigns or attention-attracting advertising films: all communication works, which are on show in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany from 6 February – 3 May 2015, have one thing in common: their award-winning design. The special exhibition “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014” presents the latest Red Dot awarded creative achievements from around the globe. Among the more than 600 innovative works, which will turn the former boiler house of Zollverein coal mine into a hot spot, are annual reports, packaging designs and typographies as well as games, interfaces and sound designs. The works grant insights in the latest and most exciting communication strategies and illustrate impressingly how to advertise in a creative way today.

    The presentation includes the awarded designs by Scholz & Friends. In 2014, the creative company, which is also known as the “Orchestra of Ideas”, received the honorary title “Red Dot: Agency of the Year” – for surprising campaigns which function in all media types, that dare to come up with surprising punch lines, and play with the stereotypes of well-known brands. “Long live the corner pub”: The orchestra of ideas created an advertising campaign for the beer brand Schultheiss from Berlin, which celebrates the endangered pub around the corner as a local cultural heritage – true to the motto “Our coffee to go is called beer to stay”. The Greenpeace campaign “World of Waves” is also on show. It brings the consequences of climate change home to the beholder with an impressing illustration and calls him or her upon to change thinking.

    Current communication projects are also demonstrated by using the example of packaging design: they prove that packaging is much more than protection or means of transportation. It can be designed playfully, present its content in a never seen way or tell stories. Visitors can get enthused by the “Smart Heads” which Kolle Rebbe designed for Hansgrohe: a packaging which gives the manufacturer’s shower heads a body, for example the one of Albert Einstein.

    Numerous works of up-and-coming designers mix up with the award-winning achievements of renowned creative agencies and companies. So does the “Next Generation Scientific Poster” by Konrad Rappaport which was awarded with the Red Dot: Junior Prize endowed with 10,000 Euros. “Its potential is as huge as the future of presenting scientific education”, adjudged the international expert jury the interactive scientific poster. It deals with the consequences, mechanisms and reasons of landslides in the ocean as a frequent catalyst of tsunamis and imparts complex scientific content in an extremely vivid way.

    Admission: 9 € (Reduced: 4 €)
    Children under 12: Free admission

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  • Social Responsibility

    Game Design

  • Gamification, Ads for Games , Storytelling, Character Design , Artificial Intelligence , Graphics, Animation, Sound Design, Serious Games, Social Games, Game based on existing IP, Advergames, Browser Games

    Any questions? Our team will be pleased to help you!
    You can reach us via email or by phone: +49 201 301049

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  • Spatial Communication

  • Fair Stand, Public Installation, Exhibition Design, Corporate Event, Live Performance, Shop/Showroom, Interior & Concept Design, Temporary Store, Orientation System, Information Design, Facade Design, Other

    Any questions? Our team will be pleased to help you!
    You can reach us via email or by phone: +49 201 301049

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  • Sound Design

  • Any questions? Our team will be pleased to help you!
    You can reach us via email or by phone: +49 201 301049

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  • Annual Reports

  • Hall of Fame – Red Dot: Client of the Year

    Hall of Fame – Red Dot: Agency of the Year

    Hall of Fame – Red Dot: Junior Prize

    Film & Animation

  • Film, Movie Opener, Film Craft, Cel Animation, Computer Animation, Music Videos, Film Art, Corporate/Image Film, TV Commercial, Cinema Commercial, Station ID´s, Other

    Any questions? Our team will be pleased to help you!
    You can reach us via email or by phone: +49 201 301049

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  • Interface Design

  • Any questions? Our team will be pleased to help you!
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  • Apps

  • Books, Finance, Health, Medicine, Travelling, Media & Videos, Education, Lifestyle, Shopping, Music & Audio, Social Networking, Magazines & Daily Press, Sports, Tools, Entertainment, Culture, Transport/Public Sector, Other

    Any questions? Our team will be pleased to help you!
    You can reach us via email or by phone: +49 201 301049

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  • Online

  • Digital Campaign, Website, Microsite, Social Media, Digital Innovation, E-Learning, Blog, Web Special, Second Screen Format, Newsletter, User Generated Content, E-Commerce, Other

    Any questions? Our team will be pleased to help you!
    You can reach us via email or by phone: +49 201 301049

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  • Publishing & Print Media

  • Corporate Publishing, Book, Calendar, Magazine, Daily Press, Brochure, Catalogue, Diary & Guide, Special Publication, Self Promotional Item, Journal, Stamps & Banknotes, Other

    Sie finden Ihre Kategorie nicht? Unser Team hilft Ihnen gerne!
    Schreiben Sie uns einfach eine E-Mail oder rufen Sie uns an: +49 201 301040

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  • Illustrations

  • Advertising Illustration, Poster Illustration, Editorial Illustration, Fashion Illustration, Educational Illustration, Portraits & Caricatures, Other

    Find your Guide to Success:

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    Guide to Success_English
    Guide to Success _French
    Guide to Success _Spanish
    Guide to Success _Portuguese
    Guide to Success _Traditional Chinese
    Guide to Success _Simplified Chinese
    Guide to Success _Korean
    Guide to Success _Russian

    Ready? Enter now!

    Any questions? Our team will be pleased to help you!
    You can reach us via email or by phone: +49 201 301049

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  • Typography

  • Typeface, Icon System, Pictogram, Type Family, Sonstige

    Find your Guide to Success:

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    Guide to Success_English
    Guide to Success _French
    Guide to Success _Spanish
    Guide to Success _Portuguese
    Guide to Success _Traditional Chinese
    Guide to Success _Simplified Chinese
    Guide to Success _Korean
    Guide to Success _Russian

    Ready? Enter now!

    Any questions? Our team will be pleased to help you!
    You can reach us via email or by phone: +49 201 301049

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  • Posters

  • Art focused Poster, Promotional Poster, Event & Exhibition Poster, TV & Cinema Poster, Poster Series, Social Responsibility, Other

    Find your Guide to Success:

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    Guide to Success_English
    Guide to Success _French
    Guide to Success _Spanish
    Guide to Success _Portuguese
    Guide to Success _Traditional Chinese
    Guide to Success _Simplified Chinese
    Guide to Success _Korean
    Guide to Success _Russian

    Ready? Enter now!

    Any questions? Our team will be pleased to help you!
    You can reach us via email or by phone: +49 201 301049

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  • Packaging Design

  • Food, Beverage, Health & Beauty, Luxury, Kids, Retail, Sustainable, CD / LP, Fashion, Sports, Other

    Find your Guide to Success:

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    Guide to Success_English
    Guide to Success _French
    Guide to Success _Spanish
    Guide to Success _Portuguese
    Guide to Success _Traditional Chinese
    Guide to Success _Simplified Chinese
    Guide to Success _Korean
    Guide to Success _Russian

    Ready? Enter now!

    Any questions? Our team will be pleased to help you!
    You can reach us via email or by phone: +49 201 301049

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  • Advertising

  • Integrated Campaign, Print Campaign, Digital Campaign, Out-of-home & Ambient , TV Commercial, Cinema Commercial, Promotion, Advertorial, Direct Mailing, App, Sonstige

    Find your Guide to Success:

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    Guide to Success_English
    Guide to Success _French
    Guide to Success _Spanish
    Guide to Success _Portuguese
    Guide to Success _Traditional Chinese
    Guide to Success _Simplified Chinese
    Guide to Success _Korean
    Guide to Success _Russian

    Ready? Enter now!

    Any questions? Our team will be pleased to help you!
    You can reach us via email or by phone: +49 201 301049

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  • Brand Design & Identity

  • Brand Identity, Brand Concept, Key Visual, Relaunch, Promotional Merchandise, Brand Signet, Brandbook, Other

    Find your Guide to Success:

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    Guide to Success_English
    Guide to Success _French
    Guide to Success _Spanish
    Guide to Success _Portuguese
    Guide to Success _Traditional Chinese
    Guide to Success _Simplified Chinese
    Guide to Success _Korean
    Guide to Success _Russian

    Ready? Enter now!

    Any questions? Our team will be pleased to help you!
    You can reach us via email or by phone: +49 201 301049

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  • Corporate Design & Identity

  • Corporate Identity, Corporate Concept, Key Visual, Relaunch, Brandbook, Promotional Merchandise, Corporate Signet, Corporate Stationery, Other

    Find your Guide to Success:

    Guide to Success_German
    Guide to Success_English
    Guide to Success _French
    Guide to Success _Spanish
    Guide to Success _Portuguese
    Guide to Success _Traditional Chinese
    Guide to Success _Simplified Chinese
    Guide to Success _Korean
    Guide to Success _Russian

    Ready? Enter now!

    Any questions? Our team will be pleased to help you!
    You can reach us via email or by phone: +49 201 301049

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  • aoty-logoThis honourary title is awarded to the client who supports to a special degree the competence of agencies – or his own communication designers – who translate good ideas into an expressive form by means of creative designs. The Red Dot: Client of the Year is honoured for its success and forward thinking at the Red Dot Gala.

    Please find here Red Dot winners from previous years:
    2012  2013  2014

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    You cannot apply for this unique prize of honour. The agency which continuously convinces with superior design performances is worthy of it. The reward: an internationally renowned title and the “Stylus” challenge cup – both will be awarded to the Red Dot: Agency of the Year during the festive Red Dot Gala.

    Please find here Red Dot winners from previous years:

    2012  2013  2014

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    In the Red Dot Award: Communication Design, young talents do not go away empty-handed either. Who was able to make the Red Dot: Best of the Best sure for him- or herself, also has the possibility to get the Red Dot: Junior Prize for the best newcomer work, endowed with 10,000 € – this is the chance for the creative youth to make a breakthrough in design and convince potential clients of their proper skills!

    Please find here Red Dot winners from previous years:

    2011  2012  2013  2014

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    Those who have been awarded the Red Dot: Best of the Best for his or her achievement, may also hope for the Red Dot: Grand Prix. This selection is exciting to the very last second: only at the Red Dot Gala it is traditionally announced, which of the nominated works will be honoured with the highest individual award of the competition.

    Please find here Red Dot winners from previous years:

    2011  2012  2013  2014

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    Again and again, in the high-quality submissions only few stand out: works that fascinate the jurors and deliver true highlights. Thus, the best works of a category receive the award Red Dot: Best of the Best for highest design quality.

    Please find here Red Dot winners from previous years:

    2011  2012  2013  2014

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    It is internationally desired and highly regarded: The Red Dot. As a seal of quality for aesthetic designs it is only awarded for works that could convince the Red Dot jury by their high design standards.

    Please find here Red Dot winners from previous years:

    2011  2012  2013  2014

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  • Red Dot 21

  • Source of inspiration and the widest-reach Red Dot medium for brands, designers and their creations – the ideal platform to promote your business and to get new clients.

    To Red Dot 21

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  • Red Dot on Tour

  • Conquer the creative urban hubs of the world! Be it Singapore, Basel or Taipei: Your prize-winning projects will go on tour, inspire an international public and introduce your performance far beyond the borders of your own country.

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  • Online exhibition

  • Staged in multimedia: For all those, who want to be up-to-date in communication design, the presentation of the best designs is an inspiring venue.

    Online Presentation

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  • Design on Stage

  • In an impressive special exhibition, Red Dot presents groundbreaking and cosmopolitan works of the international communication design in Berlin, Germany. No matter if surprising key visual, witty packaging or a touching film – all exhibits have delighted the international Red Dot jury with their extraordinary quality and will be presented to the public during the Designer´s Night.  Furthermore, a selection of projects will be displayed at the Museum für Kommunikation, Berlin.

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  • PR & Press service

  • Excellent projects need excellent communication. All our winners can profit from the world wide network of the Red Dot cosmos. Be it the german “Novum, one of the leading and most influential design magazines, or “Design42Day”, the international platform for the design elite, oder “Brand Magazine” in Hong Kong – with th help of wide-coverage media cooperaions and international press contacts you can give voive to your success. We are pleased to support you.

    PR & press service

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  • Red Dot App

  • Do you want to immerse yourself in the world of design with just one click? Now you can, with the Red Dot App. This is where you will find the current winning products in the Red Dot Design Award – from designer furniture to designer kitchens and accessories as well as smartphones, cars or design for kids; you can quickly get an overview of new design classics as well as of current design and furniture trends.

    This will help you to choose from more than a thousand design and lifestyle products to quickly find just the right one – for yourself or as a high-quality gift. The best part is that just one click on the “Next Store function” shows you where you can buy the respective design product, regardless of whether you happen to be in Bangkok, Boston, Brussels or Berlin.

    You can download the Red Dot app for Apple or Android devices here:

    Apple App Store

    Google Play Store

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  • International Yearbook Communication Design

  • Honoured within the Red Dot Award: Communication Design – eternalised in the standard reference for international communication design. Who makes it into this yearbook belongs to the design elite and is a driving force for the creative branch: a guarantor for worldwide attention.

    Buy now in the Red Dot Shop

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  • Red Dot Label

  • Whether on your own website, as imprint on a packaging, in ad campaigns or TV spots:
    As a seal for remarkable design quality, the Red Dot offers numerous possibilities of communicating your success. Take advantage of this chance!

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    Timings for submissions

    Early Bird

    23 March – 15 April

    Regular

    16 April – 21 May 2015

    Latecomer

    22 May – 19 June 2015

      

    Submissions & Delivery

    Physical delivery: 8 June – 24 June 2015

    Send us your project as an original or as a print-out on a presentation chart. The delivery has to be accomplished within: 8 June – 24 June 2015


    Delivery adress:

    Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen e.V.
    Red Dot Award: Communication Design

    Red Dot judging hall
    Witzlebenstraße 14
    45472 Mülheim an der Ruhr
    Germany

     

    Digital uploads: 23 March – 19 June 2015

    Submit your digital material via URL or by uploading it in the My Red Dot portal. You are able to upload your digital project during our whole registration phase.

    My Red Dot.

     

    Further timings

    Red Dot jury session

    in July 2015

    Red Dot Gala, Designers’ Night and exhibition “Design on Stage”

    6 November 2015