photo and video contest

Every year, we pool all of the pictures that you send us and choose the three most outstanding shots. You're probably showing off your new buildings, sheds, cabins, gazebos and more to friends and family, so why not send a great shot to us and let your building pride pay off!

  • How to enter
    Upload your photos or send them via email at, please also note the building type and dimensions.. It's that easy!

  • Judging criteria
    We'll judge them based on the design itself, the surrounding landscape and the photography talent.
    photo guidelines

  • Deadline
    Submissions for next year's photo contest must arrive by February 28th, 2021. Winners will be announced in March of 2021.

  • Prizes
    First Place
    Second Place
    Third Place

Good Luck

We can't wait to receive your amazing photos, and don't worry, even if you don't win, they will still be featured on our website and promoted in social media.

Send Photos

Our 2019 Photo Contest Winners

Congratulations on a job well done and we look forward to seeing more fantastic designs this year! If you haven't sent us the pictures of your finished design, please do... we'll enter you into this year's contest.

  • 1st Place
    urban studio garden shed home studio photo contest winners Summerwood ID Number 241754

    12' Monterey
    - Pike Road, Alabama

    What more is there to say about this picture? This stunning Monterey is truly something out of a fairly tale. The property is incredible on its own, but this private gazebo island takes it all to another level. Romantic, elegant, and the runaway winner of our 2019 photo contest.
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  • 2nd Place
    bala bunkie cabin photo contest winners Summerwood  ID Number 231958

    10' x 10' Bala Bunkie
    - Parry Sound, Ontario

    Quintessential cottage charm at its finest! The autumn backdrop is a perfect setting for the traditional charm of the Bala Bunkie. It’s perfect for extra cottage spillover, a space for the kids or a private area to unwind.
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  • 3rd Place
    catalin garden shed photo contest winners Summerwood  ID Number 256628

    8' Catalina
    Houston, Texas

    As seen here, the Catalina integrates itself beautifully into the surrounding garden and landscaping. With its 5-sided footprint, the Catalina is perfect for tricky corner lot placements. It accentuates the surrounding garden as much as it stands out on its own with its painted trim and cedar shingles.
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Honorable Mentions

Every year, when we're debating the winning photographs, the fur flies at Summerwood. You can see why. All of these pictures are artful and evocative. So much is worth celebrating, from the well-considered angles, color and lighting of the photos to the surprising finishing touches on the designs.

Past Winners

See for yourself. This isn't the first year that we had a tough job deciding which photos win.