Pictured: 2019 Winner: 'Connectic' by Cooper Carry Architects

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.

New for 2020 will be a Hospitality Product category, for which 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.

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, while 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 Autumn 2020, where they will present their ideas.

Audience members vote to determine the grand-prize winner, who takes home a $10,000 prize. The runner-up receives a $5,000 prize. The winner for the Product category will receive $1,500 (for either a student or professional). The specific location of this event will be announced later in 2020.

To learn more, please visit radicalinnovationaward.com.