Red Dot is once again calling designers and companies from all over the world to register their products for the “red dot award: product design” with immediate effect. With around 11,000 entries from over 60 countries, the red dot design award is the world’s largest design competition. The sought-after trophy, the red dot, is an internationally established seal of design quality. The closing date for registration is January 23, 2009.

The red dot is awarded to products which excel through their excellent design quality. The work of the jury ensures that the competition has earned an excellent reputation and met with international acceptance. Reputable and independent designers and design experts from across the globe provide as much objectivity as possible in the selection of the winning products. They judge the product directly with absolute professional competence and authenticity.

In 2009, the products are assessed in seventeen different groups. An additional differentiation in the product categories this year means that the expertise is even more focused, as experts who assess the entries are selected for each individual product group.

Consequently, the results in a category ultimately reflect the future of the respective industry in terms of design, and thus serve as a guide for manufacturers and designers worldwide.