ESSEN, Germany–The Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 competition will begin accepting entries on Nov. 11 and companies and designers are encouraged to enter their current achievements. There are 23 product categories in the 2014 edition, ranging from interior design to products for babies and children to consumer electronics.
The deadlines to submit product are Dec. 6, 2013 (early bird), Jan. 28, 2014 (regular) and Feb. 5, 2014 (latecomers). The jury session will be held in Feb. 2014. The awards ceremony will take plane on July 7, 2014, in Essen’s opera house. Then the products will be presented in the four-week winner exhibition “Design on Stage – Winners Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014” in the Red Dot Design Museum here.
“The importance of a competition is defined only by its credibility,” said Peter Zec, Red Dot initiator and CEO. “Clear criteria for granting awards, jury members with integrity as well as excellent framework conditions for product presentation are the characteristics of the Red Dot. With the great reliability that these factors ensure, our award has been uncovering design excellence in all conceivable product areas for a period of almost 60 years now.”
For the 2013 competition, designers, architects and manufacturers from 54 countries submitted almost 4,700 products.