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

CD21001. 3D Printed (NEW)
CD21002. Ageing (NEW)
CD21003. Artificial Intelligence (AI) (NEW)
CD21004. Beauty & Cosmetics
CD21005. Banking
CD21006. Bionics
CD21007. Children
CD21008. Communication
CD21009. Culinary
CD21010. Domestic Aid
CD21011. Education (NEW)
CD21012. Energy
CD21013. Entertainment
CD21014. Exhibition & Events (NEW)
CD21015. Fashion
CD21016. Flora & Fauna
CD21017. Furniture
CD21018. Futuristic
CD21019. Green
CD21020. Habitat
CD21021. Healthcare
CD21022. Hobby
CD21023. Home Appliances (NEW)
CD21024. Illumination
CD21025. Industrial
CD21026. Institutional
CD21027. Interaction
CD21028. Interior Elements
CD21029. Lifestyle
CD21030. Life Science
CD21031. Materials
CD21032. Media & Music (NEW)
CD21033. Mobile Life
CD21034. Mobility
CD21035. Personal Hygiene
CD21036. Play
CD21037. Products
CD21038. Protection
CD21039. Public Space
CD21040. Relax
CD21041. Safety (NEW)
CD21042. Security
CD21043. Services
CD21044. Skin Care
CD21045. Smart
CD21046. Sports
CD21047. Technology
CD21048. Third Age
CD21049. Travel / Recreation
CD21050. Transportation
CD21051. Wearable
CD21052. Workplace
CD21053. 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.
2021 Entry Period Early Bird
(Oct 15 - Dec 17, 2020)
(Dec 18, 2020 - Jan 21, 2021)
(Jan 22 - Feb 25, 2021)
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.