Looking for Western Canada’s Next Home Stylist

Comments 82 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The search for Western Canada’s Next Home Stylist is on! Marketplace Events, owners and producers of some of the biggest home and design shows in Canada, and Urban Barn are scouring the Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton areas for the next big name in design, entertaining and all things lifestyle.


If you think you could be Western Canada’s Next Home Stylist, create an audition video (mobile video is fine, and encouraged) and then upload your entry to the competition website Thursday, April 30, 2015. From there, three finalists will be selected and notified by Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The winner will be announced in August.

Whether you’re a blogger, designer, lifestyle or entertaining enthusiast, you’re invited to submit your audition video. If you’ve got a reputation for throwing buzz-worthy parities, creating unforgettable spaces, and styling incredible Instagram snaps, they want to hear from you. This could be your chance to launch a hobby into a career, expand your audience, and make some amazing industry connections.

The winner will receive a $10,000 prize package and launch into stardom as the official spokesperson for Marketplace Events at this year’s Vancouver Home + Design Show, the Calgary Home + Design Show and the Edmonton Fall Home Show. They’ll also make connections with Western Living magazine and receive a shopping spree from Urban Barn.

Urban Barn Giveaway

To promote the search for Western Canada’s Next Home Stylist, I have a $50 Urban Barn gift card to give away.

Now with 40 stores, servicing customers across Canada, Urban Barn carries a host of great quality furniture, home decor and accents sourced locally and abroad, to offer unique home styles you simply won’t find in other stores.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
Find out how you can be Western Canada’s #nexthomestylist + RT to enter to win $50 for @Urban_Barn from @Miss604 http://ow.ly/L0hfT

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, April 2, 2015. Follow Marketplace events on , and Urban Barn on Twitter for more information.

Update The winner is Candice!

82 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. JasonMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 4:32pm PDT

    I really need some more decor!

  2. jaeMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 4:34pm PDT

    Sweet prize!

  3. TraceyMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 6:04pm PDT

    Urban Barn gift card… yes please!

  4. Sarah MMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 7:13pm PDT

    Fantastic! I’m moving into a new apartment soon, so this gift card would be perfect timing!

  5. LindaMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 7:39pm PDT

    I could get throw pillows!

  6. Jen SMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 7:48pm PDT

    Would love to heck it out my next trip off the island.

  7. RaihanMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 8:00pm PDT

    An Urban Barn gift card would be great! We really need some more decor for our apartment!

  8. SabrinaMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 8:52pm PDT

    Ooh, yes please!

  9. leanneMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 9:07pm PDT

    I love Urban Barn! Thanks for the chance.

  10. leanneMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 9:08pm PDT


  11. Kim ReesMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 9:08pm PDT

    I need some new cushions

  12. RebeccaMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 9:23pm PDT

    This would be awesome!

  13. AlbertMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 10:09pm PDT


  14. KristenMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 10:24pm PDT

    Just moved into our first place as homeowners, it definitely needs some personal touches!

  15. AmandaMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 10:54pm PDT

    Definitely in need of furniture…

  16. KristaMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 10:55pm PDT

    It would be fun to take my daughter on a mini shopping spree at Urban Barn — thanks so much for the giveaway!

  17. TracyMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 11:16pm PDT

    This would definitely be so useful right now!

  18. janMonday, March 30th, 2015 — 11:52pm PDT

    love their items

  19. BrendaTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 8:17am PDT

    I love shopping at Urban Barn!

  20. LucTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 8:39am PDT

    i’m looking for a stylist for my home!

  21. ChistaTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 8:51am PDT

    love urban barn! looking at getting a new couch from them.

  22. Melissa FinnTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 8:59am PDT

    I love Urban Barn! Need some new throw pillows!

  23. JHTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 10:04am PDT

    I’ve never been to Urban Barn, a GC would be a great reason to 🙂

  24. stephanie smallTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 10:47am PDT

    Love them! and their teal and orange pops from spring would go great in my house.

  25. Aaron B.Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 10:47am PDT

    Would be great for our new condo!

  26. Radhika KhanTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 10:49am PDT

    Would love to get new throw pillows!

  27. Carol MTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 10:51am PDT

    Love Urban Barn. Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. NickyTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 11:05am PDT

    love it

  29. jessica eapenTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 11:08am PDT

    i love urban barn!

  30. lauraTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 11:14am PDT

    Just bought a gorgeous throw from Urban Barn – would love to keep up the re-style!

  31. Trish HustonTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 12:37pm PDT

    Urban Barn has amazing decor!

  32. Lisa GedakTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 2:13pm PDT

    Wow! whats not to love about this contest!?!? Thanks for the opportunity:)

  33. Dayna WilsonTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 2:44pm PDT

    I could use a home stylist!

  34. MoniqueTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 4:14pm PDT

    ooo new furniture for my new condo!

  35. FionTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 6:41pm PDT

    Would love some new furniture!

  36. Andrew PTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 7:22pm PDT

    Could use some new furniture 🙂

  37. Andrew PTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 7:25pm PDT

    Tweeted – https://twitter.com/apham17/status/583091893971632128

  38. Anne BTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 8:06pm PDT

    Great prize! I would pick a new lamp 🙂

  39. AmandaTuesday, March 31st, 2015 — 9:48pm PDT

    I love shopping at Urban Barn! It would be great to buy some new furniture for our apartment!

  40. Siobhan S.Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 1:07am PDT

    I love Urban Barn!

  41. Margaret ImecsWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 6:52am PDT

    Just in time for Spring!

  42. TomWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 7:54am PDT

    Great contest. Thanks.

  43. meredithWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 9:09am PDT

    This would definitely help us redo our new home 🙂

  44. Chad NehringWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 10:56am PDT


  45. Janet Y.J. KongWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 11:31am PDT

    Urban Barn has a lot of cool stuff!

  46. SharonWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 11:57am PDT

    sounds great!

  47. wondergirlWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 12:06pm PDT

    Love Urban Barn!

  48. CandiceWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 12:15pm PDT

    yes, please! I love Urban Barn! 🙂

  49. DarcyWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 12:40pm PDT

    New throw cushions

  50. Lori MWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 12:41pm PDT

    Need something new for spring!

  51. Karen DyckWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 12:56pm PDT

    We love our urban barn couch.

  52. bjhWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 4:05pm PDT

    I’m just moving into my first place – this would be a big help!

  53. EileenWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 4:21pm PDT

    Love Urban Barn!

  54. mariaWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 5:31pm PDT

    Love UB!

  55. Bonnie Van DurmeWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 6:00pm PDT

    UB is super

  56. DonnaWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 6:16pm PDT

    my place could use a style injection!

  57. Sherry FWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 6:32pm PDT

    So many cool things at Urban Barn.

  58. HelenWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 8:08pm PDT

    Looking for new home décor.

  59. MayaWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 9:16pm PDT


  60. JanetWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 9:31pm PDT

    I need some new pillows!

  61. dianaWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 11:00pm PDT

    need some new decors!

  62. BettyWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 11:02pm PDT

    My apartment needs some sprucing up with colourful stuff from the Urban Barn!

  63. Jeff SWednesday, April 1st, 2015 — 11:57pm PDT

    I could definitely use an Urban Barn shopping experience to get some much needed home décor items for my apartment!

  64. catherineThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 4:45am PDT

    They offer great workshops!

  65. Maggie CThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 5:17am PDT

    Urban barn is my type of home decor style – I love their cups and coffee tabls the most!

  66. MikeThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 7:19am PDT

    Definitely could use this!

  67. AngelaThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 7:19am PDT

    I love urban barn!

  68. Michelle WThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 8:10am PDT

    It would be fun picking out some new items for my home at Urban Barn! Thanks for the chance to win!

  69. AndreaThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 8:17am PDT

    I would LOVE to win this!!! I need some new décor for my home!! Thanks for the chance Rebecca!

  70. AmandaThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 8:25am PDT

    Love Urban Barn!

  71. MartaThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 8:27am PDT

    Great store

  72. JustinThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 8:29am PDT

    Need new pillows!

  73. JustinThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 8:47am PDT

    Nevermind, I found some pillow, all good here.

  74. deeThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 10:01am PDT

    easily spent

  75. JustineThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 11:10am PDT

    Found some great things on their website. Would love to win this gift card.

  76. TiffanyThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 1:30pm PDT

    🙂 This would be a nice treat!

  77. lorThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 3:13pm PDT

    Great prize – love Urban Barn!

  78. AliciaThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 3:24pm PDT

    Decorating a new apartment soon – would love to use this gift card!

  79. DonaldThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 3:36pm PDT

    Am I too late?

  80. Helena UThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 8:53pm PDT

    Would ;ove to shop at the Urban Barn. $50 gift cards sounds great.

  81. AlisonThursday, April 2nd, 2015 — 10:17pm PDT

    I love urban barn!

  82. KimaFriday, April 3rd, 2015 — 11:03am PDT

    This is a great prize! I could really use this 🙂

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