Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Shed Of The Year returns for 2022

Entries for the 16th annual Cuprinol Shed of the Year are now open. Sheddies are encouraged to submit their creations in one of the seven categories for the chance to win the top prize of £1,000 and £100 worth of Cuprinol products. 

The categories include Workshop/Studio (pictured above is the 2021 category winner, Ally Scott's The Peculiar Pear in Hampshire) and a special section for Lockdown builds, consolidating the Lockdown New Build and Lockdown Repurpose categories introduced in 2020.

Last year’s overall winner was Danielle Zarb-Cousin who won with her chic 70s-inspired Creme de Menthe bar which she decorated using vintage and charity shop finds. “The shed became a real focus for me during a turbulent time in my life," said Danielle, "and during the first lockdown when there wasn't much to do I think it was really important for us to create spaces in our homes or gardens that gave us the opportunity to escape, unwind and relax and the shed gave me a place to sit and write my blog and to just get away from all the madness going on in the world."

Andrew Wilcox, founder and head judge of the competition, said: “For the past 16 years, sheddies up and down the country have been blowing us away with their brilliant and creative designs. I expect this year to be no different as we’ve seen people build peaceful sanctuaries to retreat to as well as building pubs, social hubs and shops in their back gardens to bring people together after lockdown measures lifted. I can’t wait to see all the imaginative and unique ways people have used their sheds over the past year.” 

Marianne Shillingford, creative director at Cuprinol, added: “Every year the Cuprinol Shed of the Year competition reaffirms just how important our sheds are to us. Whether it's a workshop, a place to socialise or a sanctuary away from the house, sheds provide us with a little place of our own and a creative outlet for an individual’s unique artistic vision. Each year we see people push what a shed can be to its limits, so I can’t wait to see some of the most eccentric, beautiful and magnificent designs this country’s sheddies have to offer.” 

Entries need to include at least two photos of their dazzling designs along with an explanation of their inspiration and what makes their shed stand out. This year’s categories are: Budget Cabin/Summerhouse, Pub & Entertainment , Unexpected/Unique, Workshop/Studio, Nature’s Haven, and Lockdown. Entries  can be submitted until April 19 at The shortlist will then be selected by a panel of judges before the public vote opens to select the nation’s favourite shed for 2022. Category winners will be announced in August.


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