Which products can I register?
You can enter every product that has been manufactured using an industrial production process. The market launch must have taken place by 1 July 2018 and cannot be more than two years ago as of the date of registration. One-off handcrafted pieces cannot take part in the competition. This year, you can choose from 48 categories – from home and seating furniture to lighting and lamps to fashion and lifestyle accessories as well as robotics.
Can I enter prototypes?
Prototypes are permitted provided that the product will be brought to market by 1 July 2018. The prototypes must already be functional and ready for series production at the time of judging. If the market launch is not taking place until a later date, we recommend that you register your prototypes for the Red Dot Award: Design Concept.
How many products can I register?
Each participant can register as many products as they wish. A separate registration must be completed for each entry.
Can I enter a product in several categories at the same time?
You can enter a product in several categories at the same time, but not in several sub-categories within one category. You must complete a separate registration for each entry and provide one product specimen and if necessary further presentation material for each entry.
Can I enter product series?
In exceptional cases, for example in the case of tableware or cutlery, product series can be grouped together as one entry. This means that you do not have to register each element of the series separately. In the event of winning an award, however, the Red Dot logo can only be used for those specimens presented to the jury. So if you plan to advertise a whole series with the award, you should present the jury with all of the elements in the series. The costs for each additional specimen amount to EUR 60.