Friday, May 03, 2019

'Nature's Haven' is the new category in this year's Shed of the Year

Entries are open for his year's Shed of the Year competion - in its 13th incarnation - and will close on June 17. Sponsored again by Cuprinol, this year there will be an extra category in the competition, ‘Nature’s Haven’.

According to a Cuprinol spokesperson: "The new category addition represents a new opportunity for entrants to submit designs inspired by nature, demonstrating the shift towards an unlandscaped outdoors, as keen gardeners nationwide embrace a trend for garden maintenance that allows the natural to thrive"

Research from Cuprinol indicates that more than a third of Brits will allow nature to take over part of the garden this summer, leaving a section unmaintained to embrace the wild outdoors.

Founder and Head Judge Uncle Wilco, said: “Since the competition started, we’ve seen some brilliantly creative uses of sheds across the UK. We’ve always had designs that highlight their natural surroundings, but creating a space that works seamlessly with the environment and supports the growth of the garden it’s in is an impressive achievement. That’s why we’ve introduced the ‘Nature’s Haven’ category into the mix.”

Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director at Cuprinol, added: “There is so much more to our sheds and outbuildings than storage for DIY tools gathering dust - Shed of the Year is a celebration of great British creativity. The garden is an extension of the home and a place where people are increasingly looking to spend more time - it’s like adding another room to your house if you get it right."

Entries, which need to include at least two photos of your design along with an explanation of your inspiration and what makes your shed stand out, can be submitted via year’s categories are;Nature’s Haven, Unexpected, Cabin/Summerhouse, Workshop/Studio, Pub & Entertainment, Budget, Historic, Unique, and the recently added #notashed. -------------------------------------------------------
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