For a successful start to the career – Red Dot: Junior Award is looking for talents in communication design

Respected agencies, successful designers and companies strong on communication from all over the globe are currently entering their projects in the Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018. Trainees, students and young professionals are also encouraged to demonstrate their design expertise – in the Red Dot: Junior Award, which is part of the international design competition. The talented person to submit the most convincing piece of work will receive the Red Dot: Junior Prize, with prize money of EUR 10000.

Choice of 17 categories available

Up-and-coming designers who have graduated within the past two years can submit their design and creative projects in 17 categories that range from Packaging Design, Posters and Online to Film & Animation. The Early Bird rate runs only until April 10, after which the Regular rate applies until May 29. Latecomers can register up to and including June 15, 2018. A 20 % discount on the registration fees is available to participants who provide documentation of their apprenticeship or degree or a degree certificate.

Boost for those starting out on their career

Even successful designers were once starting out on their career, and they know how difficult it is to gain access to the creative industry. “The Red Dot: Junior Award aims to help young people get a foothold in the industry”, explains Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of the Red Dot Award. “When they have the opportunity to try out their ideas and make them a reality, this results in wonderful achievements”, the design expert says.

The remit of the Red Dot Award is to provide a platform for emerging talents and to give awards to the best of these newcomers. Winning the internationally recognised Red Dot is an opportunity for new creatives to make their breakthrough in the design industry and to convince potential clients of their own expertise.

Good design deserves a Red Dot

The Red Dot Jury is made up of 24 experts who assess, discuss and evaluate all of the works individually. They award the Red Dot for good design achievements and the Red Dot: Best of the Best for works of very high design quality. But only one project receives the Red Dot: Junior Prize. The award includes prize money of EUR 10000 Euros and is awarded by the jurors to the best piece of work by an up-and-coming designer. The winner will be announced on October 26, 2018 at the award ceremony in the Konzerthaus Berlin, Germany.

Winners’ Benefits

Designers who win a prize in the Red Dot: Junior Award receive a 40 % discount on the Winner Package: In addition to using the Red Dot seal of quality, benefits for winners include the presentation of their award-winning works, among other places in the International Yearbook Communication Design 2018/2019, in the Winners’ Exhibition and online.

Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2018

Early Bird: 5 March – 10 April 2018

Regular: 11 April – 29 May 2018

Latecomer: 30 May – 15 June 2018