Call for entries to the Radical Innovation Award for travel and hospitality design
NOA* designed a retreat for single parents and their children, called Le Colline Incantate, within the hills of Northern Italy for last year's award

Call for entries to the Radical Innovation Award for travel and hospitality design

Dezeen promotion: the Radical Innovation Award is inviting designers, architects, hoteliers and students to submit innovative concepts that "push the boundaries" of travel and hospitality.

Organised by hospitality developer The John Hardy Group, the annual award celebrates big ideas for hotel accommodation in any country, and accepts entries from both professionals and students.

Call for entries to the Radical Innovation Award for travel and hospitality design
The retreat designed by NOA* was a runner-up in 2018

"Radical Innovation discovers and spotlights creative geniuses with the drive to create entirely new segments of the hospitality industry," said John Hardy, Radical Innovation founder and CEO The John Hardy Group.

"We connect them with experienced business leaders that have the connections and resources to bring those ideas to life, all while supporting their effort through year-round marketing and PR verticals."

Call for entries to the Radical Innovation Award for travel and hospitality design
Steve Lee's design for an autonomous mobile hotel was the winner of last year's competition

Entries must be submitted by 3 April 2019, with the finalists selected through a blind judging process by a jury of industry experts within the fields of hospitality, design, and investment.

All entries will be evaluated based on their originality, creativity, design, feasibility, and quality of presentation.

Call for entries to the Radical Innovation Award for travel and hospitality design
Varinot & Varinot Architects' design for a hotel, which mirrors the closed system of aquaponics where rainwater is continuously recycled, was a runner up in 2018

While Radical Innovation encourages forward-thinking ideas, all entries must be realistic and realisable within a three-to-five year time period. Each design must be submitted with a clear brief as to how the concept could be achieved, alongside renderings and a video pitch.

Last year's award was won by Steve Lee of Aprilli Design Studio, with his Autonomous Mobile Hotel concept design that offers a door-to-door transportation service between the traveler's home and destination through a self-driving hotel room on wheels.

Call for entries to the Radical Innovation Award for travel and hospitality design
The grand-prize winner will be chosen in October by a live vote

Finalists will be flown to New York to present their ideas live at the Radical Innovation event in October 2019.

Members of the audience will vote to determine the grand-prize winner of the professional category, who will receive a $10,000 prize, while the runner-up will receive $5,000.

The student winner, who is chosen by the jury before the event, will receive a $1,500 prize and is offered the chance to pursue a two-year graduate assistantship in the Masters of Architecture programme at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

The professional category is open to all and applicants must pay a submission fee of $350 for an unbuilt concept, or $550 for a built project. Only currently enrolled full-time students may enter the student category, for which there is no fee.

To submit your concept or to find out more about the Radical Innovation Award visit its website.