Talented product designers are our future. They recognise our needs faster than ourselves and thus consistently raise our quality of life. With stamina and creative ideas, they overcome more and more technical and design obstacles. This is worthy of a reward: On Young Professionals Application Day, upcoming talents who graduated within the past five years have the chance to apply for one of 50 free places in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018.
From midnight on 6 December 2017, a separate application portal will open up for 24 hours. Applicants will need a brief product description, product images and a scanned copy of their degree. The competition is open to products manufactured using an industrial production process. Market entry must have taken place by 1 July 2018 and cannot be longer than two years ago.
Young Professionals Application Day gives emerging designers the major opportunity to compare themselves against established designers on an even footing. If they win an award, they receive the Winner Package, which is also free. It comprises use of the renowned Red Dot label, which garners a great deal of attention for each product it adorns thanks to its striking visual qualities and ensures that the product is associated with award-winning design quality in the long term. The Winner Package also encompasses publication of the product in the yearbook, in the Online Presentation and in the Red Dot Design App, as well as the exhibition in the Red Dot Design Museum. “Every year, we look forward especially to the entries from young professionals, because the products often have their own very distinctive character. It is fun to support young talents and to see them grow and enter products that are more and more exciting and innovative year by year”, says Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award.
Newcomers and established designers who do not want to leave their participation in the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2018 to chance still have time until 9 February 2018 to register for the competition. More information is available at www.red-dot.org/pd.