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Radical Innovation Award 2020 Competition

Radical Innovation, an initiative that challenges creative thinkers at the professional and student level to pioneer compelling ideas in travel and hospitality, is accepting entries to its competition for 2020.

The initiative pioneers in hospitality and design, but overall, serves as a platform that connects and inspires.

A total of $18,000 will be awarded in 2020. The Grand Prize winner in the Professional category will be awarded $10,000. The student winner, determined by the jury, will earn a $1,500 prize and be invited to apply for a graduate assistantship in the Master of Architecture program at the University of Nevada Las Vegas or a Teaching Assistantship at the University of Illinois School of Architecture.

New in 2020, the competition is adding a Hospitality Product category. Radical Innovation is asking participants to submit their most innovative hospitality product(s) capable of transforming the industry standard and offering new strategic career and investment growth opportunities.

This year, the submission categories include:

  • Professional and/or Student: Radical Hospitality Design, Concept or Product, either new or existing.

A panel of jurors leading the fields of hospitality, design, and investment evaluate all entries based on their originality, creativity, design, and potential impact on the industry. Feasibility is key. While Radical Innovation seeks brave ideas, the program requires achievable visions with a clear, compelling brief accompanied by a high-level presentation that illustrates how the concept could be achieved in the next 3-5 years with design renderings and video pitch.

Since its founding in 2006, Radical Innovation has awarded nearly $200,000 to its international network of creative talents who to push the boundaries of travel and hospitality. The 2019 winner, ‘Connectic’, by Cooper Carry Architects demonstrated this by citing the technological advances necessary for their idea to operate, detailing anticipated costs and logistics in addition to a clear timeline and the design process.

Radical Innovation works to empower creative thinkers across hospitality, travel and design. Through an annual competition, Radical Innovation mobilizes disruptors from around the world. The result is a creative community gathered by the same passion for innovation, introducing the dreamers to those equipped with the necessary resources to bring such concepts to life.

Radical Innovation Award 2020 – Entry Fees

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

Student submissions remain free.