We’re just a few weeks away from the deadline for this year’s Western Living Designers of the Year.

It’s Western Canada’s most important design competition—not only is it a rare opportunity to have your work in front of our panels of top designers and architects from around the world, it’s also the chance to have your designs celebrated in the pages of Western Living, and on westernliving.ca.

And our Designers of the Year event is on: this year's event in September 2022—and we can't wait to celebrate with you.

And if you need any more convincing? Have a read through a few of our past winners’ experience of what it was like to hold the title of Designers of the Year.

sumer singhBritta Kokemor

"Being selected as Designer of the Year in the Maker category provided me and my studio the encouragement to continue producing rigorous work. The platform gave us an avenue to showcase some of our more unique sculptural designs to the design industry in Western Canada and we are extremely proud to have been selected by the jury." —Sumer Singh, Mtharu, Maker of the Year 2021

 amanda evansTanya Goehring

"Winning the Emerging Designer of the Year award was a surreal experience. Having our hard work, talent and design expertise recognized by industry experts was an absolute honour. It has broadened our brand visibility and led to more opportunities within the industry". — Amanda Evans, Amanda Evans Interiors, Robert Ledingham Memorial Award winner 2021

 OriginsTanya Goehring

"It was such an honour to be selected for a DOTY award! We have always followed the awards closely as a benchmark of excellence in design, with so many designers that we admire residing on the list of past winners; to see our name added to that list was a defining moment for us. The connections we've made within the design community since the award have fostered relationships and projects that have fundamentally shaped our business." - Deagan McDonald, Origins, Furniture Designers of the Year, 2021

kevin vallelyTanya Goehring

Winning the Arthur Erickson Award for Emerging Architect in 2021 was a huge honour and really boosted my presence in the design community. As a small practice, it's always a challenge getting noticed. The DotY award has taken my architectural practice to the next level.—Kevin Vallely, Vallely Architecture, Arthur Erickson Memorial Award winner 2021

amanda HamiltonPhil Crozier

As the winners of 2021 Western Living Interior Designer of the Year Award, we have received an outpour of positive notes from past and current clients, who have valued watching the growth of the studio over the last 12+ years. Further, it has increased our reach, attracting new clients, providing them with assurance that their decision to invest in Amanda Hamilton Interior Design will result in award-winning interior spaces that are enduring, thoughtful and reflective of their individual style. Western Living continues to excel at finding balance in providing relevant content for design savvy consumers and supporting in the continued exposure of design professionals (that’s you!) within our community.—Amanda Hamilton, Amanda Hamilton Interior Design, Interior Designer of the Year 2021