Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Finalists shortlist for Shed of the Year announced

The shortlist for Cuprinol Shed of the Year 2023 has been announced with 26 contenders for this year's trophy, £1,000 in cash and £250 worth of Cuprinol products. Among them is shedworking setup The Pamper Cabin, pictured above, a beauty treatment business run by Laura O'Mahony from Dorset. Other favourites among the Shedworking staff are The Frankenshed (below) owned by artist Archie Proudfoot in London:

and the Golden Behinde (below) built by Harry Scott in Suffolk for his grandchildren who are big fans of Francis Drake's iconic Golden Hinde:

Head Judge and Founder of the competition, Uncle Wilco, said: “We’re now in the 17th year of the competition, and each year I am always surprised and delighted by the level of creativity shown by our entrants. It’s incredible what can be done to create a beautiful shed for as little as £150. The new categories have also opened the door to some of the competition’s most colourful creations. It really is too close to call this year. I’d be happy to see any of them win!”
Marianne Shillingford, Creative Director at Cuprinol, added: “We’re thrilled to see so many sheds taking inspiration from last year’s winner, Kelly Haworth’s Potting Shed. It’s incredible to see such masterpieces made from reclaimed materials - making small garden improvements really can make such a huge difference regardless of budget.
“Equally, we have seen a lot of people go all out with the creation of gorgeous garden escapes for them and their family. I will always advocate for bringing more colour into both indoor and outdoor living spaces. I am constantly in awe of how these sheddies harness their creativity in so many unique ways, to design the perfect garden retreats.”
Entrants had the opportunity to enter two new categories this year – Simple but Effective and Colourful – as well as the usual Budget, Cabin/Summerhouse, Nature’s Haven, Pub/Entertainment, Unexpected/Unique and Workshop/Studio classifications.

Public voting for this year’s competition is open now and will run until 13th July 2023. To find out more about each finalist, and cast your vote, go to readersheds.co.uk 


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