Being one of the biggest international design awards, Red Dot annually supports new talents in strengthening the trust of potential clients in their creative performance. 9 December 2015 is the Young Professionals Application Day: Designers who have obtained their academic qualifications within the past five years, have the chance to take part in the draw for one of 50 free registrations to the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016.
Besides costless participation in the competition, the young professionals benefit from a free presentation of their products in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen and the Red Dot Design Yearbook, as well as from the use of the Red Dot winner label in case of being awarded. The condition for taking part is that the products entered are made in series production and are not available on the market prior to 1 January 2014 or will be available on the market prior to 1 July 2016. Participation with concepts or drafts is generally not possible.