The pandemic was a disaster, and sheds provided us with the extra space we needed. “Marianne Shillingford from Dulux and Cuprinol reiterated the importance of sheds, saying that they are more than just storage. She also said that sheds can be used as a workshop, a social space, or a sanctuary. They provide us with a little piece of our own and an outlet for individual artistic visions. Every year, we see sheds be pushed to their limits. I cannot wait to see the most beautiful, unique, and stunning shed designs this country has to offer. “Danielle Zarb -Cousin was the overall winner of the Shed of the year competition / James Linsell Clark/ SWNS. Danielle Zarb -Cousin won the competition last year with her 70s-inspired bar in the backyard. She says that winning Shed of the year felt incredible. During a difficult time in my life, the shed was a focal point for me. It also served as a reminder of what I could do when there wasn’t much else to do. It also taught me that I can do whatever I set my mind to, so I’m proud of myself. You can enter your garden shed by sending at least two photos. Also, a description about why you made your choice and why it is the best. Budget. Cabin/Summerhouse. Pub & Entertainment. Unexpected / Unique. Workshop/Studio. Nature’s Haven. LockdownEntries will be open up to Tuesday 19 April, when voting opens to the public.