Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 is open for entries. This year, 23 product categories are available and they cover the complete range of modern design – from interior design to ‘babies and children’ to consumer electronics.”The importance of a competition is defined only by its credibility. 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,” commented Prof. Dr. Peter Zec, initiator and CEO of 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.”On July 7, Red Dot will officially honour the best achievements during the traditional Red Dot Gala in Essen’s opera house. Afterwards, all 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 Essen. The deadline for entries is January 28, with a late deadline of February 5, 2014.