These are some of the quirkiest sheds you'll ever see

Cuprinol Shed of the Year award finalists are announced – and you can vote for a winner

Cuprinol Shed of the Year finalist, Cabin_Summerhouse Category, Ian McMorran (South Lanarkshire) with Hunters Bothy
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We've got a round up of the best sheds you can buy that we're pretty pleased with. But if you think every shed is just a shed, we bet you'll change your mind after seeing this year's Cuprinol Shed of the Year award finalists. 

This year's competing sheds are showing the Attenborough effect, with reclaimed wood a popular material, and the themes of sustainability and living in harmony with nature informing many of the designs. 

Our favourites, in no particular order, are South Lanarkshire's Ian McMorran's whimsical Hunter's Bothy (top) and Louise Mayoh's Retro Retreat (below).

Cuprinol Shed of the Year finalist, Unexpected Category, Louise Mayoh (Devon) with The Retro Retreat

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Head judge and founder of the competition, Andrew Wilcox, says, 'We’ve been absolutely blown away by the incredible, imaginative and innovative sheds entered into this year’s competition. Every year there are more and more outstanding entries that take us by surprise.

Cuprinol Shed of the Year finalist, Budget Category, Anne Hindle (Blackpool) with Vintage Tea Shed

Budget Category, Anne Hindle (Blackpool) with Vintage Tea Shed

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'The creativity and imagination of all entrants never fail to amaze the judges. This year’s bunch are second to none. We’ve been really impressed by the aesthetics of the sheds – especially those that entered the brand new Nature’s Haven category, with entrants really demonstrating how important it is to welcome nature into our lives and our gardens.'

Cuprinol Shed of the Year finalist, Cabin_Summerhouse Category, Dean Haden (Solihull) with Hippy Hut

Cabin Summerhouse Category, Dean Haden (Solihull) with Hippy Hut

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The best shed will receive £1,000, a plaque, and £100 of Cuprinol products. You can cast your vote until 29 August here.

Check out more contestants' sheds below.

Cuprinol Shed of the Year finalist, Pub_Entertainment Category, Andrew Mowl (Kent) with Shed Of Two Halves

Pub Entertainment Category, Andrew Mowl (Kent) with Shed Of Two Halves

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Cuprinol Shed of the Year finalist, Unique Category, Jim and Becky Mills (North East Lincolnshire) with The Wagon

Unique Category, Jim and Becky Mills (North East Lincolnshire) with The Wagon

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Cuprinol Shed of the Year finalist, Unique Category, John Moore (Northern Ireland) with Instant Karma

Unique Category, John Moore (Northern Ireland) with Instant Karma

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Cuprinol Shed of the Year finalist, Workshop_Studio Category, Mary Price (Bristol) with Artist In The Shed

Workshop Studio Category, Mary Price (Bristol) with Artist In The Shed

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Cuprinol Shed of the Year finalist, Workshop_Studio Category, Stuart Campbell (South Lanarkshire) with The Ark

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