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Can your design skills Win A Home?

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Win A Home, South Africa’s interior design reality TV show is back.

Abiah Superstar and Brad Muttitt - Win a Home 2017 winners. Picture: SABC 3

Win A Home, South Africa’s interior design reality TV show is back with a brand new 5th season and the show’s producers are currently looking for three pairs of aspiring interior designers to participate as contestants in this year’s design challenge.

Win a Home 2018 will be a stand-alone show on SABC 3 Prime Time, airing Thursday nights at 19h30, starting on September 20.

According to Doulha Domingo, Publicity Coordinator: SABC 3, this season will be based in the Western Cape, with three new Design Duo contestants decorating three identical penthouse apartments at the Paardevlei Lifestyle Estate in Somerset West to compete for a grand prize of R100 000. 

“Win a Home has partnered with Balwin Properties as well as a number of exciting sponsors to allow the Design Duos to turn their white-box apartments into bespoke designer homes,” Domingo said.

She added that three of South Africa’s top home décor magazine editors will once again give inspiration and direction to each duo. Each of the three participating design pairs will be assigned a magazine title, which will guide them through the design process and will each do a feature spread on their mentee’s completed apartment.

“This is an opportunity for passionate and qualified interior designers, with less than five years of professional experience, to make their mark in the interior design industry,” Domingo stated.

Win a Home spring-boarded the careers of the previous designer winners Donald Nxumalo (2014), Jacoline Sema (2015), Rudolph Jordan (2016) and Brad Muttitt and Abiah Mahlase (2017) who have since made a big impact on the South African design scene.  

Anyone over the age of 18 may enter provided they have less than 5 years professional experience working as a designer. Design Duos can consist of any combination of two people: parent and child, siblings, couples, friends – anyone.

Domingo said that at least one contestant of the design duo must hold a tertiary degree in design or a related creative field (i.e. architecture, fine art, product design, interior decoration, interior architecture, fashion design, art direction and similar fields). 

One of the duo must hold a valid South African driver’s license and own transport. 

Both must be permanent legal residents of the Republic of South Africa. Contestants must reside in Cape Town or be able to relocate to reside in Cape Town, as well as transport themselves to the development in Somerset West, for the duration of the competition. They must be able to make themselves available full time for the duration of the Designer Challenge from 13 August to 10 December 2018. 

All application details, as well as Terms and Conditions, are on www.winahome.tv 

Domingo said selected contestants will be contacted by the Win A Home production team for an on-camera audition interview. 

“Once the series starts airing in late September, Win A Home viewers can watch as the Design Duos create the dream homes while showcasing the best of emerging South African design talent. By the end of the season, one lucky SABC 3 viewer will win their choice of one of the three completed apartments as decorated and furnished by the Design Duos – a prize worth over R3 million,” Domingo said.

Application details:

Applications are currently open and will close on Friday 27th July 2018 at 12h00

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please email the following info to [email protected]

A photo of you and your design partner (it can be your mom, uncle, brother, sister, friend, boyfriend, husband, wife)

10 page PDF or Word document portfolio of design work you have done in the past (mood boards, previous projects, plans, designs)

A short bio including your name, age, city you live in, what makes you unique, your hobbies and passions and contact phone numbers and e-mail addresses.