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Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016

The Red Dot Award has opened registration in the Communication Design 2016 competition to communication designers, marketing experts and young talents worldwide and their outstanding projects and campaigns.

From Corporate Design and Apps to Retail Design, the search is on for excellent communication solutions in the design industry.

All those who win over the Red Dot jury not only have their own achievements recognized by specialists, they also get to use the distinctive quality label for the design industry, the Red Dot.

This year’s competition features two business sectors with an individual category: Retail Design and E-Commerce. There are a total of 21 categories available — listed below — for participants to prove their talent and be assessed in an international context.

  • Corporate Design & Identity,
  • Brand Design & Identity,
  • Annual Reports,
  • Advertising,
  • Commercials,
  • Packaging Design,
  • Social Responsibility,
  • Posters,
  • Typography,
  • Illustrations,
  • Publishing & Print Media,
  • Fair Stands,
  • Spatial Communication,
  • Retail Design,
  • E-Commerce,
  • Online,
  • Apps,
  • Interface Design,
  • Film & Animation,
  • Sound Design,
  • Game Design

The top award in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design is the “Red Dot: Grand Prix” for the best piece of work in each category. In addition, the “Red Dot: Junior Prize” with prize money of 10,000 Euro is granted to the best project submitted by a trainee, student or young graduate. As part of the Red Dot Gala in the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the titles of honour “Red Dot: Agency of the Year” and “Red Dot: Brand of the Year” are also bestowed upon the most successful agency, which receives the “Stylus” challenge cup, and upon the company with the best communication campaign that relies heavily and with great success on the skills of creatives.

The competition was first held in 1993 and until 2001 was known as the “Deutscher Preis für Kommunikationsdesign” (German Prize for Communication Design). It is geared to creatives from agencies, design offices and companies with high-profile campaigns, as well as to renowned designers, up-and-coming talents and freelancers.

In 2015 alone, Red Dot received more than 17,000 applications from 70 countries.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2016 Entry Fees

Entry fees start at 195 Euro + VAT and vary depending on the period of entry.