The Red Dot Design Award is an international design prize awarded by Red Dot GmbH & Co. KG. There are prize categories for product design, brand and communication design as well as design concepts. Since 1955, designers and producers can apply for the prizes with the winners being presented in an annual ceremony. Winning products are presented amongst others in the Red Dot Design Museum on the premises of the historical Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen. The Red Dot Design Museum Essen was built in 1997, it is also the first Red Dot Design Museum. The second Red Dot Design Museum was built in Singapore in 2005. The Red Dot Design Award had more than 15,500 submissions from 70 countries in 2014.