The 2016 “Win a Home’ design challenge applications are open


The third season of South Africa’s premier design and decor reality TV show is back. Starting in May, Win a Home will be joining forces with SABC 3 talk show, Afternoon Express. Every weekday between 16h00 and 17h00 a quarter of Afternoon Express will be dedicated to the reality and real-estate, drama and high-design in an all new season of Win a Home.

Win a Home spring-boarded the careers of the previous designer winners Donald Nxumalo (2014) and Jacoline Sema (2015) who have since made a big impact on South African interior design industry.

The 2016 design challenge applications are now open. This is an opportunity for passionate and qualified designers with less than five years work experience looking to make it in interior design. This year the design challenge contestants will be vying for two prizes.
One will be the Judges Choice, where the judges will pick a design winner who will receive R50 000 prize money as well as a paid internship with a renowned Cape Town interior design and decor studio. In addition, this season the Win a Home viewers will be able to have their say, and vote online for their favourite rooms. The design challenge contestant with the most accumulated votes at the end of the competition will win R50 000. If the judges and viewers are in agreement this means that one design contestant could potentially win both prizes.

Win a Home are only choosing three of SA’s top emerging designers to turn three white-box apartments into haute couture homes on a prestigious lifestyle estate in the Cape Winelands. Another exciting development for Season 3 is that this year competing designers will be mentored by three of SA’s leading home decor magazines. Each of the three participating designers will be assigned a magazine title, who will guide them through the design process. Plus, these magazines will each do a feature spread on their mentee’s completed apartment.

Applicants can log on to, and fill out the application form, and send a design portfolio to

Applications close on 11 of April.

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