We’re less than two weeks away from the final deadline for entering our inaugural WL Design 25—and perhaps you’re thinking, should I enter? The answer, of course, is a resounding YES—and here are 5 reasons why.

1. Shine a spotlight your work

Our readers are loyal supporters of design in Western Canada—and winning a WL Design 25 means you’ll have their attention. Past winners of our WL Designers of the Year awards have seen their career trajectory change nearly overnight—and you can expect our WL Design 25 winners to see the same kind of love from our audience. 

The team at Falken Reynolds designed this gorgeous living space in Smithers, B.C.—part of their winning package that named them our 2023 Interior Designers of the Year. What room will you submit to the WL Design 25 this year? (Photo: Ema Peter)

2. It’s easy to enter—and it’s free!

For our inaugural year, there are no entry fees associated with entering—just limits. That means you have to narrow down your entry to just 5 rooms or 5 products. Entering is easy—just head to our form. The toughest part will be deciding which projects to enter. 

3. We’re celebrating rooms of all shapes and sizes

Gorgeous storage room? Excellent walk-in closet? Fantastic staircase? We’d love to see them—along with incredible primary bedrooms, beautiful bathrooms, stunning kitchens… if it’s a room, it’s eligible. 

2023 Arthur Erickson Memorial Award winners Bioi submitted this light-filled space as part of their winning Designers of the Year package. For the WL Design 25, a single room is all you need to win… (Photo: Britta Kokemor)

4. We’re also recognizing excellent product and furniture design

Designed an amazing dining table? A  beautiful rug? A fab and functional pepper mill? Enter now! 

2023 Furniture Designer of the Year won judges’ hearts with his three-legged Minus One chair. Wow us with your furniture designs for the WL Design 25!

5. You can lay claim to being one of the first winners

You can only win one of the first WL Design 25s in the first year—so now’s the time to enter for your chance to be an inaugural winner of our WL Design 25!


Ready to enter? The deadline is October 2. Get your entry in now!