Conceptual Design

Conceptual Design of The Year

The conceptualization of a truly amazing idea comes from constantly evolving strategies and new technologies, a plethora of ideas that comes in broad, distinct functions and forms.

We want to see new experiences, interactions, processes and strategies that you bring to the table. From concept sketches to models, MUSE wants to your creative flair be displayed for the world to see.

We are proud to represent an elite group of creative individuals whose work inspire and aspire. The highest achievements come from the humblest and most ingenious of concepts, and we want to see you create history. Submit your best work today.

Conceptual Design categories

MDC001. Beauty & Cosmetics
MDC002. Banking
MDC003. Bionics
MDC004. Children
MDC005. Communication
MDC006. Culinary
MDC007. Domestic Aid
MDC008. Energy
MDC009. Entertainment
MDC010. Fashion
MDC011. Flora & Fauna
MDC012. Furniture
MDC013. Futuristic
MDC014. Green
MDC015. Habitat
MDC016. Healthcare
MDC017. Hobby
MDC018. Illumination
MDC019. Industrial
MDC020. Institutional
MDC021. Interaction
MDC022. Interior Elements
MDC023. Lifestyle
MDC024. Life Science
MDC025. Materials
MDC026. Mobile Life
MDC027. Mobility
MDC028. Personal Hygiene
MDC029. Play
MDC030. Products
MDC031. Protection
MDC032. Public Space
MDC033. Relax
MDC034. Security
MDC035. Services
MDC036. Skin Care
MDC037. Smart
MDC038. Sports
MDC039. Technology
MDC040. Third Age
MDC041. Travel / Recreation
MDC042. Transportation
MDC043. Wearable
MDC044. Workplace
MDC000. Other Concept Design

Deadlines & Fees

Architects, builders, contractors, developers, engineers, business owners are encouraged to submit work that is in prototype or complete*. Winners are determined by one entry, and not an entire body of work, so careful selection should be observed.
Entry Period Early Bird
(Apr 23 - May 14, 2020)
(May 15 - Jun 17, 2020)
(Jun 18 - Sep 23, 2020)
PROFESSIONAL 1st ENTRY $169 $179 $199
ADDITIONAL ENTRY $169 $179 $199

* You may submit an entry into multiple categories at the same time. The first Category will be charged as per the original submission fee. Additional categories (2 or more) will be charged as such.

Rather than increase the fee for each entry, fees are only charged in order to cover administrative costs like printing, mailing and data organization. For this reason, each participant is charged a flat $30 administration fee. When all participants pay the same low fee, those submitting more than one entry will actually pay less than if fees were on a sliding scale.

Work submitted must have been created within the last 5 years.

Prizes and recognition

The Winner of the Conceptual Design of the Year award receives a complimentary, limited-edition of the prestigious MUSE statuette and certificate. Winning works will be highlighted on the main page of the MUSE Design Awards website, and published on all of its social media platforms for a full year.

In addition, Platinum, Gold and Silver winners will receive a complimentary certificate, personalized press release, as well as graphic downloads for use in promotions. Winners in these categories may choose to purchase their respective MUSE statuette for a reasonable fee. All winning designs are featured in the MUSE World online media platforms.


Sleek, limited edition statuettes to signify your crowning achievement


Showcase your winning work with a published interview you complete with our convenient release form


Promote your achievement on correspondence, social media, websites, and more


Reputation-building endorsement personalized for you, and suitable for framing


Take your place in our "hall of fame" by adding your name to the pantheon of winners


Build success with promotional coverage on our high-visibility website and press releases

submission details

Submit your entry online in four easy steps:

1. Tap the "Submit Entries" button to register your user name and password. If you are already a member, tap "Log In."

2. Complete the short online entry form. Don't forget you can enter each work in more than one category.

3. Upload your entry (Image, PDF, URL) to the site.

4. Check out to file your entry fees.

Image Limits; Up to ten images in JPEG and one PDF can be uploaded per entry. For easy results, ensure images are formatted as JPEG/PNG, 1000px, and no larger than 4MB. Please save PDFs in "Screen View", limited to 6 pages per entry, or 4MB in size.

Submissions should be as detailed as possible. For example, architectural submissions should include small-scale site plans for context, and images of all sides of the building and its environment. A complex of buildings should include a rendering. Restorations and remodels should include images of the site "before and after."

Submissions can be entered as concepts, completed, or works in process. Completed projects may not be older than five years.

Limit written descriptions of your project to 350 words or less.