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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 annual competition.

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.

Rules for Entry

  • Enter original, existing or new concepts or designs that offer the market something that is not widely available providing new opportunities for owners, investors, operators and contractors.
  • Concepts must include guestrooms and lobby/public areas.
  • Food/ beverage facilities (and other amenities) are optional but recommended.
  • Enter original, existing or new concepts for hospitality products capable of transforming the industry standard and offering new strategic career and investment growth opportunities.
  • Multiple entries by a single entrant (or company) are permitted.
  • Must be able to provide a notarized disclosure form and certification of project authenticity if your entry is selected as a finalist.
  • Built entries completed 18 months prior to the competition.

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. 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.

Submission fees for professional submissions will be $250. Student submission fees will remain complimentary. Finalists in the Concept/Design category will be flown to New York City to compete in a live event held in fall 2020, where they will present their ideas in front of a room of top hospitality, design and business leaders.

Prizes Prizes in the Hospitality Design and Concept Category:

  • Grand prize: $10,000 (professional)
  • Runner-Up: $5,000 (professional)
  • Student: $1,500 & Opportunity to apply for an assistantship to the University Nevada Las Vegas’s graduate-level hospitality design program.
  • Media coverage pre-event, during event and post-event

Prizes in the Hospitality Product Category:

  • Grand prize: $1,500 (professional/student)
  • Media coverage pre-event, during event and post-event
  • Winning projects have the chance to be incubated
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