Review the 6 categories, then submit a link with at least 6 photos of your design(s) to hgtv.com/designeroftheyearsubmissions by June 10. If your design is chosen to move ahead to the next round, you will be contacted by a member of the HGTV team.

2021 Categories

Waterside Retreats: Show us your waterside properties with impressive water views that stun. From beach homes, lakeside retreats, ocean properties, or homes with a water view we want to see your breathtaking waterside retreats.

Countryside Escapes: These relaxing retreats are perfect for unwinding and embracing the great outdoors. Show how you combine relaxation and style into a Cape Cod home, farmhouse, Colonial style home, sprawling estate or mountainside retreat that evokes soothing content.

Living Large in Small Spaces: Whether they call the city, country the water or the road home, small spaces prove that less really can be more. We want to see your expertly designed small spaces that show how to live large in a small space.

Color + Pattern: From happy hues to wallpaper and fabrics, these designs push boundaries to create stunning one-of-a-kind spaces. These sensational spaces have added depth through visual or tangible elements.

Kitchen + Dining: From cozy breakfast nooks and family dinner tables to gourmet kitchens made for a chef or a kitchen designed with guests in mind, these spaces act as the gathering place bringing family and friends together.

Dramatic Before and Afters: Have you transformed a space with dramatic before and after images leaving others speechless? We want to show off your space that displays a striking transformation from underwhelming to impressive.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 21 or older. Void where prohibited. Contest ends at 5:00 p.m. ET on August 18, 2021. For full official rules, visit www.hgtv.com/designeroftheyear. Sponsored by Discovery Communications, LLC, 8403 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910.