Call for Entries!

Great news! Michael Adams has opened the entries for the competition he mentioned in the lecture for all IAD students.
Here is the information:
The sixth annual Radical Innovation in Hospitality Competition is seeking entries from hospitality professionals and students for their groundbreaking ideas. Co-founded by The John Hardy Group and Hospitality Design (HD) magazine, and sponsored by founding sponsor Global Allies, the Radical Innovation in Hospitality Competition promotes innovation and global thought-leadership in hospitality. It showcases the best hospitality strategies in architecture and interior design that incorporate new concepts and enhance the guest experience. (Pictured: Ark Hotel, 2011 grand prize winner)
Entries are welcome from individual designers, design teams, brands, and design students across the globe and will be judged by a jury of top hospitality development experts, investors, and industry insiders. The two most radically innovative entries will receive Las Vegas airfare and accommodations to attend the 2012 Hospitality Design Exposition & Conference (HD Expo) in Las Vegas. On May 15th, the finalists will describe their concepts in-depth and explore project merits with the jury before opening up the final decision to attendees who will cast their votes in real-time to determine the $10,000 grand-prize winner. The runner-up winner will receive $5,000, and the student winner will receive $1,500. New this year: HGTV personality Vern Yip will emcee the judging session.
The jurors are:
Wing Chao | founding principal | Wing T. Chao Architect
John Hardy | president and CEO | The John Hardy Group
Claude Amar | managing director | The John Hardy Group
Michael Medzigian | chairman and managing partner | Watermark Capital Partners
Jena Thornton, LEED AP | senior vice president | Bentall Kennedy (U.S.) LP
Simon Turner | president, global development | Starwood Hotels & Resorts
James Woods | managing partner | Keen Partners
Emcee: Vern Yip | architectural and interior designer and HGTV personality
Submission deadline is March 1st. Entry forms and complete details are available online at