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Deadline is April 3, 2023!
Western Living‘s Designers of the Year competition is an annual celebration of the best designers in Western Canada, and 2023 marks our 16th anniversary. Winners are featured in the September issue of the magazine and online at westernliving.ca, as well on our Instagram and Facebook…and of course, at our annual Designers of the Year Awards event, too: September 14 at Moe’s Home Collection. Check out the winning designers from years past, or sort winners by category.
Entry Fee (payable upon submission): $105 (plus tax). Ready to wow our judges with your work? Read on for rules and regulations and then get ready to complete our 2023 Designers of the Year entry form below. Questions? Check out our FAQ page.
Emerging Architect or Residential Designer: Arthur Erickson Memorial Award*
Emerging Interior Designer: Robert Ledingham Memorial Award*
Maker/One-of-a-Kind (handmade products that do not fit into any other category)
Entries must be received by 11:59 pm PST on April 3, 2023.
For the architecture, industrial, fashion, furniture, interiors, landscape, maker and industrial design categories: Three to five completed projects must be submitted. At least one project must have been completed within the last two years. Other projects can be up to eight years old.
For the Robert Ledingham or Arthur Erickson Memorial Awards: One to three completed projects must be submitted. At least one project must have been completed within the last two years. Other projects can be up to eight years old. All projects must have been completed by April 3, 2023. All images must be in .jpg format, 300 dpi preferred, but under 20MB. The entrant authorizes Western Living to publish the submission on any of its publishing platforms, including (but not limited to) westernliving.ca and social media.
For architecture, interior design and Arthur Erickson/Robert Ledingham categories: All projects must be residential, and have the homeowners’ permission to be photographed again by Western Living.
For the landscape category: Projects may be residential or commercial, but must have clients’ permission to be photographed again by Western Living.
Files may be compiled into one downloadable PDF, or uploaded individually.
Each project requires:
The submission form will also ask for:
Each entrant will be judged according to the following criteria:
Questions? Check out our FAQ page.
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