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Cuprinol Shed of the Year

Undated handout photo issued by Cuprinol of the entry Instant Karma by John Moore, from the Unique Category in their Shed of the Year competition.

In pictures: Shed of the Year 2019 finalists announced

The remarkable nominees for the annual Shed of the Year competition have been announced - featuring a Shakespeare-themed haven and a garden-based space station.

Some of the structures hoping to win the coveted Shed of the Year title are so complex they required planning permission to be built.

A total of 21 finalists have been announced by the judges of the competition - which is now in its 13th year.

Sheffield-based George Smallwood won the 2018 edition for his Bee Eco Shed, a haven for honeybees and other insects.

An artist’s workshop in Bristol, a live-in shed/lorry in Hampshire and a beach bar shack in Northamptonshire are also among the 21 finalists vying for the Cuprinol-sponsored public vote.

A new category has been added this year for entrants wanting to show off designs inspired by nature, demonstrating the shift towards unlandscaped gardens, organisers said.

The overall winner will receive £1,000, a plaque and £100 of Cuprinol products.

Voting is open to the public until 29th August and you can vote for your favourite now.