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Shed of the Year 2020 competition is launched

Published: March 4, 2020 at 3:28 pm

This could be your chance for shed fame and glory

The 2020 Shed of the Year competition has been launched, with founder Andrew Wilcox and woodcare brand Cuprinol looking for entries for the nation's best shed.


This year is the 14th year the competition has run and there are seven categories to enter. Categories included are 'unexpected', 'historic' and '#notashed'.

Past Sheds of the Year

Last year's winner was Chris Hield, who took the overall Shed of the Year. Named Bux End, the shed was a Middle Earth-inspired hobbit hole in the Peak District which had a grass roof and embraced bee hives, birds nests and more wildlife.

Past winners include a shed made out of an upturned boat and a shed made from entirely recycled materials, with solar panels.

Wilcox said: "There has been a definite shift towards a more natural approach to the great outdoors but we are still loving seeing the amazing ways people use their sheds - from the complete out of the ordinary to the almost absurd!"


See some of the past shed winners below

How to enter Shed of the Year competition

Send at least two photos of your designs along with an explanation of your inspiration and what makes your shed stand out. Submit via


Daisy Bowie-Sell is digital editor of Gardens Illustrated. She has previously worked as a journalist for publications including the Daily Telegraph, WhatsOnStage and Time Out London


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