The UK’s most outrageously spectacular sheds battle it out for top honour of Shed of the Year.
Cuprinol’s Shed of the Year has announced the highly anticipated shortlist for 2016 showcasing this year’s most wacky, wonderful and extravagant sheds.
Voting is now open for the public to decide on the eight category winners .
Finalists to appear on hit TV series ‘Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year’, airing on Channel 4 this summer with the overall winner to be revealed in the finale.
Following a record-breaking 2,825 entries into Cuprinol’s annual Shed of the Year competition, the much anticipated list of finalists can now be revealed, featuring some of the most spectacular sheds ever seen in the competition’s nine year history.
Back and better than ever, the shortlist covers everything from Star Wars to real-life crocodiles, hydraulics to Viking hideouts, 360 degree rotating floors to nuclear bunkers, sheds on wheels to entire shed villages and much more.
The finalists comprise of the top four sheds entered into each of the eight categories which include Eco, Unexpected, Pub & Entertainment, Workshop & Studio, Unique, Cabin & Summerhouse, Historical and Budget. From the most outlandish structures suitable for Grand Designs to the ingenious creations of crafty DIY’ers, the annual competition will celebrate the UK’s most weird, wacky and wonderful sheds all vying to be crowned Shed of the Year for 2016.
For the third year running, the shortlisted sheds will feature on hit TV series ‘Amazing Spaces Shed of the Year’, produced by Plum Pictures, airing on Channel 4 this summer.
The category winners will be revealed on the show over the four week programme and the eight winners will then go head-to-head in a battle to become the overall winner.
Selected by a panel of shed experts including the founder of the competition, Andrew Wilcox, George Clarke and his expert team; craftsman William Hardie, architect Laura Clark and industrial designer Max McMurdo, the winner will receive £1,000 courtesy of sponsors Cuprinol along with a plaque, £100 worth of Cuprinol products and a giant crown for their shed.
Public voting to determine the category winners opens today (May 25th 2016) via www.readersheds.co.uk. The UK public will have until midday on June 8th to cast their vote on who they think deserves the winning title of Shed of the Year, along with a winner for each category.
Founder of Cuprinol’s Shed of the Year, Andrew Wilcox said: “Following a record breaking number of entries, the competition is just getting bigger and better each year. It proves the nation is totally fanatical about garden sheds and the true British eccentricities are being championed.
“These sheds include some of the best I have ever seen in the history of the competition, so deciding who will take out top honour as the Shed of the Year 2016 will be tough, I love them all.”
Brand Manager for Cuprinol, Katie Taylor, says: “We’re really proud to sponsor Shed of the Year for the sixth time running. Year on year, we are blown away by the amazing creativity and hard work of the sheddies around the UK and this year is no exception.
It’s clear that the humble garden shed is no longer just a space to store garden tools, as more and more people use it as an extra living space where they can spend more time outdoors. We hope the competition will inspire the nation to make the most of the outdoor space they have, no matter how big or small.”
To view and place a vote before midday on June 8th visit: www.readershed.co.uk