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Search for most wacky and wonderful UK shed underway

Almost 2,000 amateur "sheddies" have entered their creations into the annual shed of the year competition, which features an array of wacky and wonderful designs. This year 14,000 members of the public voted their favourites in eight categories.

Each category winner gets a place in the final of the competition, due to be held during Shed Week on July 1, and the overall winner will receive a £1,000 prize. Organisers Cuprinol said they were overwhelmed by the standard of entries this year:

The competition celebrates the very best of British sheds and gets bigger and better every year. It’s fantastic to see the passion and creativity that goes it to each and every shed entry.

The winning sheds from each category are below:

Best normal shed

Emma Galleon's ship shed won best normal category. Credit: www.readersheds.co.uk

Far from ordinary, Emma Galleon won the normal shed category for her boat shaped shed modeled on the HMS Victory and the HMS Warrior.

Owned by Southampton based Clare Kapma-Saunders, the impressive creation is complete with a top deck, rigging, skull and cross bones, hammock and captains quarters.

Best tardis shed

David Lifton's sheds was built for his son. Credit: www.readersheds.co.uk

This replica of the Tardis from the popular sci-fi TV series is owned by David Lifton from Chelmsford. It was designed for his Doctor Who mad son Rhys and took five months to build.

Best Eco Shed

Marcus Sheilds from Camden won Best Eco Shed Credit: www.readersheds.co.uk

Marcus Sheilds designed this eco-shed to store his bikes in his home in Camden, London. The roof is covered in wildflowers and part of the walls are made from reycled yogurt carton.

Best garden office

Jonathan Sullivan from Modbury, Devon, won best garden office for his stunning desk. Credit: www.readersheds.co.uk

Jonathan Sullivan's shed in Modbury, Devon, overlooks stunning views of Dartmoor. Sullivan uses the light and warm space as his office.

Best cabin/summerhouse

Abigail Walker's cabin draws influence from a Nissen hut. Credit: www.readersheds.co.uk

Abigail Walker's creation draws its influence from a Nissen hut. The shed, in Pangbourne, Berkshire, is made from corrugated steel den is fully insulated.

Best unique shed

Alex Holland's shed has a fridge, gas cooker, sink and sound systen, Credit: www.readersheds.co.uk

The roof of Alex Holland's shed is made from an upturned boat. Nested in the Cambrian mountains near Machynlleth, mid-Wales, the shed houses a fridge, a gas cooker, a sink and a sound system used for parties.

Best workshop/studio

Luk Hollingworth outside his creation. Credit: www.readersheds.co.uk

Retired Guerilla artist Luke Hollingworth from Malmesbury in Wiltshire was a finalist in last year’s competition. This year, his new and improved creation features a smiley face optical illusion, a cider bar as well as a full sized gorilla that guards the entrance. He uses the shed to store his artwork.

Best pub shed

Gary Logan's bar shed. Credit: www.readersheds.co.uk

Garry Logan's shed in Ayrshire looks like a normal shed from outside, but is a fully equipped bar inside. It features a last orders bell, a fruit machine, a dartboard, a sound system and wi-fi.