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Radical Innovation Award

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Radical Innovation, a global platform promoting innovative, industry-changing ideas within the hospitality space, is looking for new concepts that present opportunities for the hotel guest and hospitality industry growth. With an expanded interest in moving ideas from concepts to reality, we are asking participants to submit hospitality concepts that provide not only new meaningful experiences for consumers, but also new revenue growth opportunities or operating cost saving opportunities, for owners, investors, operators,and contractors.
Radical innovation encourages entries in both the Professional and Student categories.
A NEW “product category” is introduced for 2020 as it applies to Radical Innovation in Hospitality, adding opportunities in addition to the current “design & concept” category submissions. We are asking participants to submit their most innovative hospitality product(s)/designs & concepts capable of transforming the industry standard and offering new strategic career and investment growth opportunities.

Having awarded over $200,000 since its founding in 2006, Radical Innovation recognized six hospitality concepts last year. In addition to cash prizes, the student winner in the design category is eligible to apply for an assistant ship to the Masters of Architecture program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. All finalists and winners receive media coverage in/by top outlets as well as exposure to industry investors and influences.
In addition to a clear and compelling brief, all entries should be accompanied by design renderings and a cost analysis, illustrating how the concept could be achieved in the next 2-5 years. A panel of jurors leading the fields of hospitality, procurement, design, and investment, will then evaluate the entries based on their originality, creativity, design, and potential impact on the industry.

To alleviate constraints, pricing for professionals has been discounted from $250 to $150. Submission fees will be waived for professionals who are experiencing further financial difficulties or are currently furloughed/without a company affiliate at the time. Student submissions remain complimentary.

Short Description

Radical Innovation invites you to submit your hospitality designs and concepts capable of transforming travel in ways never thought possible, for your chance to win up to $10,000. Submissions in safety, health, and wellness design and/or products are highly encouraged as they relate to hospitality.


Radical Innovation

Link to Competition

Link to Registration form


In the Hospitality Design/Concept Category:

$10,000 – grand prize (Professional)
$5,000 – runner-up (Professional)
$1,500 – Student prize

In the Hospitality Product Category:

$1,500 – grand prize (Professional or Student)

Type of Competition

Open to the public/Minimum requirements (Open to anyone that complies with the requirements), More than one stage (Winners selected after at least two selection phases)

Who can Participate

Concepts (existing or new) must be truly innovative and offer the market something that is not widely available.
Design/Concepts must include guestrooms and may include lobby/public areas. Including F&B facilities and other amenities is optional, but recommended.
Product concepts may be applicable to any aspect of the hospitality industry.
We encourage designs to include innovations in health and wellness in hospitality
Multiple entries by a single entrant (or company) are permitted.
Existing entries must have been completed within 18 months of the competition.
Must be able to provide a notarized disclosure form and certification of project originality and authenticity, if your entry makes it to the final four or the Special Judges Award.
Students will be considered alongside professionals
Requirements for submission: concept narrative, renderings of your concept. To be entered in a PDF less than 100MB.
PDF must have no names of entrants or companies associated. The jury review will be a blind process.

Dates and Time Frame

Registration Opens
Registration Closes April 30, 2020
Deadline to Submit Project April 30, 2020
Winners announcement Date



Location of Competition

New York, NY USA

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