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Everything you need to know to enter Western Living magazine's newest design competition, which celebrates both incredible spaces and innovative product design.
The WL Design 25 is a brand-new awards program, celebrating 25 of the best new designs of the year. While our WL Designers of the Year awards celebrate a body of work, the WL Design 25 awards are designed to focus on specific projects: from an inviting bedroom to a perfect chair, an elegant office space to a sustainably crafted coffee table. Each of the 25 winners in our inaugural WL Design 25 represent the best of Western Canadian design in 2024.
The 25 winners will be highlighted in the March/April 2024 issue of Western Living and promoted on westernliving.ca.
The WL Design 25 celebrates both the design of rooms and products, for example…
Any single space, residential or commercial, can be entered: from an airy, modern kitchen to a funky, playful kid’s room. The category is intentionally broad to make eligibility as accessible as possible. Here are a few examples:
Bathroom • Home Office • Guest Room • Kitchen • Commercial Space: Restaurant, Hotel, Spa • Outdoor room • Bedroom • Kids Room • Bar • Laundry Room • Living Room • Dining Room • Games/Rec Room • Entryway • Mudroom • Closet/Storage Room
This category encompasses single products that can be defined as furniture or home decor. Like the “Rooms” category, it’s intentionally broad—if it’s design-forward and helps us live better in our homes, it can be entered! Here are some examples:
Seating • Tables and Desks • Storage • Other Furniture • Wallpaper, Rugs and Textiles • Accessories • Lighting • Gadget • Wildcard
Free! For our inaugural year, entries are totally free—you’re just limited in how many times you can enter: either 5 rooms, or 5 products.
Designers can enter up to 5 rooms and/or 5 products. Projects must have been completed within the last 4 years.
Prototypes/renderings are not eligible for entry.
Entries must be received by Monday, October 2, 11:59 pm.
Entrants must be residents of one of the four Western Canadian provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba).
Projects can be located anywhere.
Each entrant will be judged according to the following criteria:
Each room/product requires a separate submission.
Your entry will require the following information (we’d recommend gathering it up before you start!):
Are you over 18 years of age?