Red Dot Award: Communication Design

The start of the call for entries for the reddot award: communication design as of today, designers, marketing agencies and clients of the communications industry are invited to score points with their published creative works before an international committee: registration for the red dot award:

Red Dot Award: Communication Design
Category : Furniture and Homeware Design
Starts : Jun. 21, 2010 Deadline : Jul. 2, 2010
Cost : € 106.67 Awards : € 10.000.00
Red Dot Award: Communication Design


The main category for Red Dot Award: Communication Design is "Furniture and Homeware Design" and sub categories are: "24 categories (Corporate Design, Stamps and Banknotes, Annual Reports, Advertising, Packaging Design, Editorial, User Manuals, Magazines & Daily Press, Typography, Games) " . The focus of Red Dot Award: Communication Design is "communication design " and some keywords are: " communication, design, red dot, international ". Red Dot Award: Communication Design is a Generic Design Competition (Idea and/or Concept and/or Product etc) competition. Equal Orientation for All Arts, Crafts, Design and Technologies . Red Dot Award: Communication Design targets communication design to designers/agencies/firms/clients of communication design that were realised&published between 1.1.2008-1.7.2010-Junioraward:students/emerging designerswhograduated within2years. There are no particular restrictions while designing.

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The postal address to send physical entries to the competition or contact for regular mail is: Design Zentrum NRW e. V. judging hall K City: Witzlebenstra / Country: Germany. Phone number: 00 49(0)201-30 10 4-0 .


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The native language of this competition is unknown or unstated. The competition has an English website. This competition orginates from Germany. The competition was first organized in 1993. This competition was organized 18 times. This competition is annual, it repeats every year. ( Repeats Annually ).



Red Dot Award: Communication Design is organized by red dot award ( Profit Based Sectorial Association, Organizations or Clubs ). There are 4 sponsors total. Sponsor #1: lufthansa. Sponsor #2: curve Sponsor #3: axis. Sponsor #4: WirtschaftsWoche.



Age limits and restrictions (minimum / maximum age) is not given. Most probably, there are no age restrictions for this design competition. The maximum number of submissions allowed per each participation is not given. It is possible that there are no limits in number of entriesThere are not any restrictions for the number of submissions allowed per each participatnt; you can submit as many designs (infinite / unlimited) as you wish (Multiple submissions can be made with a single registration). Both individual and team submissions are allowed. The maximum team size is not clearly stated, the best-practice is 5 (five) people, but you should re-confirm it. This is an international competition, participants from all over the world can join. The following areas, territories and regions are allowed to join: worldwide. This competition is open only to Design Students and Professionals. This competition is Open To All.


Eligibility Conditions



Competition results will be published but only the selected submissions and winners will be included in the book. Competition results will be published online, but only the selected submissions and winners will be published online. There will be a Gala Night and Award Ceremony of the competition. The gala-night venue for this competition is at GALANIGHTVENUE. There will be a permanent physical exhibition of winners. ( The exhibition of this competition will take place in: EXHIBITIONVENUE. ). Pictures of participants will be published. Private information of participants are not published. We do not believe that the competition results books are distributed free to all, this information is not given. We are not sure if there is a public-relations campaign run for winners after competition results announced.



There are 698 types of awards in this competition. There is a fixed number of awards, number of participants do not change the number of awards. The total award prizes sum to: 10000 Euros (€). The organizer will not realize winning designs under any condition. Prizes/Money given only to awarded designs. Award details are as follows: red dot: best of the best, red dot: grand prix, red dot: junior prize, N/A, N/A, N/A, N/A. The webpage address link (URL) of the complete list of remaining awards is not given.



Page and file limits for this design competition is not clearly stated. Exact maximum file size permitted to be submitted is 0 KB. Technical Drawings or Source Files do not need to be submitted. Submission of physical entries such as the prototype or realized design is required. Submission is possible with any format. Physical / Hard Copy submission with hand delivery. There is no need to submit how-to-produce / realization information for the project. The competition call does not state that you need to submit a description of your concept, however it is best practice to submit if it is otherwise stated. Pixel sizes are not clearly stated. Resolution requirements for the digital images are not clearly stated. Paper sizes are not clearly stated. Resolution requirements for the printed images are not clearly stated.


Submission Requirements



It is not clearly stated if the jury will meet physically to perform judging or if it is an online judging process. The selection of winners is made by step by step elimination. There is no public voting, winners will be voted by the jury. The participants will not recieve a printed score sheet or see their scores online. The participants will not recieve printed jury notes or see them online. Submissions are not given numeric score. The participants will not recieve printed competition statisticss nor access them online. Judging criteria are as follows: Originality, Emotional quality, Design quality, Effectiveness.


Evaluation Methodology



18 people will judge the entries as the jury. The jury members of the competition is as follows: Fabrizio Bernasconi, Michel de Boer, Linda Breitlauch, Remo Caminada, Kelley Cheng, Catherine Faucheux, Martin Gassner, Rainer Hirt, Heiko Klinge, Chris Lee.


Jury Members



Designer keeps all the rights to the designs. Participants have to participate in all Publishings. Physical submissions can be picked up by the designer, but will not be sent automatically by the organizer.



Total due fees and other required payments for this competition is 200 Euros (€). The Entrants are obliged to pay a fee to the relevant contractual partner for the presentation or use of facilities concerned Designers have to participate both the gala night and exhibition. The participants are not required to make advertisements for the competition. Winner designers are given a chance to work for the organizer or sponsors. Winners agree to transfer their designs to the organizer for free.


Winners' Obligations



The competition does not send a hardcopy participation certificates for joining. The competition sends a hardcopy (printed) certificate to winners. The competition will send a physical trophy or an award winners. The winners of the competition can use a winners-logo or badge to promote thier winning products and designs.



A press-release to distribute to press members, bloggers, magazine editors etc was unfortunetely not provided.



Which message to carry: novelty.The design brief is as follows: Which institution wants us to design: red dot award. What kind of institution wants us to design: competition organiser. The ultimate aim of the competition: novelty. Who to design for: all audiences. Regarding what to design: none. Technical restrains and methodologies to follow: none. Things to be avoided while designing / what not to do: -..


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Expect this section to be filled only after the competition is finalized and results anounced to the public. Results have either not been announced yet or not available in this page. Please check the competition website in case they might have already been posted there.


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The start of the call for entries for the reddot award: communication design as of today, designers, marketing agencies and clients of the communications industry are invited to score points with their published creative works before an international committee: registration for the red dot award: communication design 2011 will be possible by 17 june 2011 at those who will participate early will receive an early-bird rate on the registration fee by 30 april 2011. the start of the call for entries will be accompanied by an appropriate event: in basel today, the exhibition „designwert – designwerte. red dot praesentiert: praemiertes kommunikationsdesign 2010/2011“ (“design value – design values. red dot presents: award-winning communication design 2010/2011”) will be opened. from 5 to 27 april red dot will present the works that have won an award in last year's red dot award: communication design. whether posters, annual reports, video games, websites or commercials - in the probably most dynamic economic region of switzerland, the performances of the communications industry that are most worthy of an award will be on display. "the presentation of last year's winners in basel shows the lasting impact of our award by way of example", explains professor dr. peter zec, initiator and president of the established competition. "the visitors know that the red dot design award compiles and awards the most creative and best works. currently, nowhere else is there such an attractive platform for anyone interested in communication design." on grounds of the rapid development of the communications industry and its versatility, it is reasonable to make changes also in this year's competition. among others, the submission categories "event design", "online communication" and "interface design" will be supplemented with additional subcategories. for the first time, for example, the successful menu navigation of digital cameras and navigation systems, particularly sophisticated online communities or outstanding outdoor posters and corporate events will be evaluated separately by the respective experts in these areas. "i encourage all creative minds, whether design freelancers or digital artists, from mid-sized pr and advertising agencies to companies with strong marketing efforts, meet the challenge", said professor dr. zec. "anyone who is talented and confident of one’s own communicative performance, should also communicate him- or herself and face our critical jury." as always, renowned communications experts from around the world will be acting as jurors. the award ceremony and opening of the special exhibition "design on stage - winners red dot award: communication design 2011" will pass off on 7 october 2011. from then on the winners will be displayed in a special exhibition, which will generate additional media attention. already now, the best communication designers of the year can look forward to the many other presentations, such as the red dot online exhibition in 2011, the red dot on tour events and a publication in the international yearbook communication design 2011/2012. red dot: client of the year in 2011, for the second time, the honorary title "red dot: client of the year" will be awarded. this award honours a courageous and decisive client, who has already been very successful in competitions and who has attracted attention with exceptionally innovative submissions. red dot awards the honorary title to a client who defines markets by investing in creative and innovative communications relations. red dot und red dot: best of the best the quality seal "red dot", values works, which are certified by the expert jury to have a very high level of design. the best works of a category will receive the "red dot: best of the best" for highest design quality. red dot: grand prix in each category, the jury can award a “red dot: grand prix” respectively for only one especially outstanding work among those works that have been awarded a red dot best of the best thus distinguishing it explicitly. the winners of the red dot: grand prix will be announced not until during the award ceremony where they will receive the coveted red dot trophy. supported with 10,000 € - the red dot: junior prize students and young designers are requested to participate with their works in the red dot: junior award. good design achievements will be awarded the quality seal "red dot", outstanding works the "red dot: best of the best". among all these works, a "red dot: junior prize" for the best student performance will be given. with 10,000 € this is one of the most valuable prizes for promising young talents in the world. red dot: agency of the year again this year, red dot will choose an agency or a design studio as "red dot: agency of the year ". with this special distinction, for which one cannot apply, the holder of the title will receive an award for particularly continuous and innovative design achievements in the field of communications design. in 2010, it was bbdo from duesseldorf, which could accept the award trophy, the "stylus" challenge cup. further information on the exhibition in basel: about the red dot design award: the red dot design award, whose origins date back to 1955, is divided into the three disciplines "red dot award: product design", "red dot award: communication design", and "red dot design concept award". with more than 14,000 annual submissions from more than 70 nations, it is now the largest and most prestigious design competition in the world. press contact: achim zolke head of corporate communications design zentrum nordrhein westfalen tel.: +49 (0)201 30 10 4-35 e-mail: a.zolke(at)



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The following is an excerpt from Red Dot Award: Communication Design website: red dot online: home home my red dot deutsch newsnews datesred dot trend reports about usred dot design award red dot on tour red dot edition red dot projects red dot lectures design zentrum peter zec press contactsjobs institutered dot design value red dot design index red dot lectures red dot press clippings best practicedesign links design awardred dot winners product design communication designdesign concept museumsred dot design museum, germanyred dot design museum, singapore store red dot award: communication design 2011 international yearbook communication design 2011/2012 » pre-order now! odysseus - winner red dot award: product design 2011. more... tuesday, 1 november 2011 professor soon-in lee becomes new icsid president within its 27th general assembly, the international council of societies of industrial design (icsid) announced its new president for the 2011-2013 term. the two-day proceedings were held in taipei, taiwan where the international design alliance (ida) congress took place for the first time. more » thursday, 27 october 2011 the "red dot award: product design" enters the next round! with a history spanning more than 50 years, the “red dot award: product design” is one of the most important international product competitions. 4,433 entries from more than 60 countries in the year 2011 alone are proof of the competition’s international significance and reach. designers and companies all over the world are again called on to submit their new designs and thus have their work assessed in a global comparison. more » wednesday, 26 october 2011 ida congress 2011: prof. dr. peter zec on "internet and design" from 24 to 26 october, the ida (international design alliance) congress 2011 offers under the motto “design at the edges“ an overview of the interfaces between design and other fields such as science, technology, business or humanitarian organisations. furthermore, the interrelation of design disciplines – communication, interior,



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Red Dot Award: Communication Design, focuses on Furniture and Homeware Design, and 24 categories (Corporate Design, Stamps and Banknotes, Annual Reports, Advertising, Packaging Design, Editorial, User Manuals, Magazines & Daily Press, Typography, Games) last date of submissions is: 02 / 07 / 2010. Click on a scoring criteria to learn more.



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Phases, steps or judging periods are not stated for this competition, the best practice is single/one step straight , further timeline details for Red Dot Award: Communication Design is given below. For a detailed time line check: here.


Detailed Timeline
Registrations Start : Wednesday 5th of May 2010
Registrations End : Friday 11th of June 2010
Submissions Start : Monday 21st of June 2010
Submissions End : Friday 2nd of July 2010
Jury Meeting : N/A
Results Announced : N/A
Results Publicized : Wednesday 8th of December 2010
Early-Bird Entry* : Friday 2nd of July 2010
Standard Entry* : Friday 28th of May 2010
Late Entry* : Friday 11th of June 2010

* End-of-period dates for paid competitions only.



This is a paid competition. The enterence and processing fees for this competition is: 90 Euros (€) for the early-bird period.The standard enterence and processing fees for this competition is: 100 Euros (€).The enterence and processing fees for this competition is: 130 Euros (€) for the late-entry period.The competition organizers will send an invoice but only on demand. For more details on the fees and costs, click here


Fees and Costs
Gala Night Fee : N / A
Exhibition Fee : N / A
PR Campaign Fee : N / A
Transportation Fee : € 60
Publishing Fee : N / A
Yearbook Fee : N / A

*All the fees given in this section are normally in EUROs, if you would like to convert the fees to any other currency such as USD etc, click here.













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