The Red Dot Design Award is an international product design prize awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany. With more than 6,000 submissions from 40 countries, the Red Dot’s international design competition ranks among the largest and most renowned in the world. The competition is divided into three categories: product design, communication design, and design concept. It serves to recognize those organizations that distinguish their business activities through design. This year the official award ceremony to honor the winners in the communication design category was held at the Konzerthaus in Berlin on October 7.