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Announcing the 2022 Designers of the Year Finalists
You’re Invited to the Design Party of the Year!
DotY 2022: Our Judges for the Maker Category Can’t Wait to See What You’ve Got
Deadline extended to April 14, 2022!
Western Living's Designers of the Year competition is an annual celebration of the best designers in Western Canada, and 2022 marks our 15th anniversary. Winners are featured in the September issue of the magazine and online at westernliving.ca, as well on our Instagram and Facebookand of course, at our annual Designers of the Year Awards event, too. Check out the winning designers from years past, or sort winners by category.
Entry Fee (payable upon submission): $100 (plus tax). Ready to wow our judges with your work? Read on for rules and regulations and then get ready to complete our 2022 Designers of the Year entry form below. Questions? Check out our FAQ page.
Architecture Emerging Architect or Residential Designer: Arthur Erickson Memorial Award* Interior Design Emerging Interior Designer: Robert Ledingham Memorial Award* Fashion Furniture Industrial Design Landscape 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 1, 2022.
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 March 1, 2022. 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.
This form does NOT SAVE. We recommend jotting down your biography and project rationales in a separate document beforehand and pasting your answers into the form in case of any technical difficulties.
You’ll need to have project files available via one URL. Files may be compiled into one downloadable PDF, or organized via folders. You may use Dropbox, Google Drive, WeTransfer, Hightrail, or other web hosting source of your choice. (If you don’t have access to one of these services, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll walk you through the process.) PLEASE make sure this link is not password protected, and does not expire.
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.