Young professionals welcome! Red Dot gives not only the experienced professionals in the industry but also up-and-coming talents in the international world of communication the chance to present their unique designs. In the Red Dot: Junior Award category, each year students and young creatives can have their work assessed by a respected jury and, if they are very lucky, can win the overall prize money of EUR 10,000 to help them launch their career.


The start of your career.

The Red Dot: Junior Award provides the best possible opportunity to start your career successfully. The award offers young designers the chance –at the very beginning of their professional career – to gauge their creative ability against established professionals and to give a fresh impetus to the international designer scene. Winning a sought-after red dot allows students and graduates to set themselves apart from the rest and to prove their own skills.


How can I register?

Just like the regular participants, the students or young graduates register at In order to get a discounts on the registration fee, technical- or handling fee as well as on the return shipment , you have to select Red Dot: Junior Award the first time you register in the application portal. Attention: The query will take place immediately when starting the registration, which means even before asking for the category. Any questions left? Get in contact with us.


Is there a student discount?

Students and graduates get a 20% discount on the registration fees. If their work wins an award, they also get a 40% discount on the cost of the winner package. Good prospects indeed!


EUR 10,000 in prize money.

The Red Dot: Junior Prize is awarded together with EUR 10,000 prize money to the best piece of work submitted. The prize money can help when starting out on your career and gives you scope for further creative achievements. The Red Dot: Junior Prize is awarded to the proud winner during the official award ceremony on 18 October 2013 in the Konzerthaus Berlin.


Rules and criteria for judging.

To take part, you must provide valid proof that you are currently enrolled in a course of studies or provide a degree certificate that is no older than two years. Also, the person registering the work must have created the piece of work. Apart from final projects as part of a course of studies, the work can of course also be a creative entry that was designed outside of the degree. There are absolutely no restrictions on that own creation, as the main criteria used by the jury to judge the work are design quality, originality, emotional quality and conciseness.