photo 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 [email protected], 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 April 10th, 2025. Winners will be announced late April of 2025.

  • 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.

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Our 2023 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
    8' x 12' Urban Studio First Prize contest winners 2023 Summerwood Products

    8' x 12' Urban Studio
    - San Diego, California

    Presenting the winner of this year's photo contest: the Urban Studio. Nestled within a picturesque San Diego backyard, this architectural gem stands as a testament to modern elegance and urban sophistication. Against the backdrop of swaying palm trees and a glistening pool, the Urban Studio's sleek design and radiant glow elevate the ambiance, creating a captivating focal point that effortlessly merges with its surroundings.With its clean lines and contemporary allure, the Urban Studio invites both admiration and relaxation.

    Whether basking in the warmth of the California sun or enjoying a cozy evening under the stars, this versatile space offers a perfect blend of style and comfort. It's no surprise that amidst stiff competition, the Urban Studio emerged victorious, capturing the essence of backyard luxury with effortless grace.
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  • 2nd Place
    10' x 20' Sanara photo contest second place Summerwood Products

    10' x 20' Sanara
    - Ramsey, Minnesota

    Introducing the runner-up of this year's photo contest: the Sanara Pool Cabana. Sanara exudes an inviting charm, nestled within a tranquil backyard oasis in Ramsey, Minnesota. The Sanara Pool Cabana beckons guests to relax and unwind in style. The spacious canopy provides shade for lounging by the pool, while the elegant detailing adds a touch of sophistication to the outdoor space.

    Surrounded by lush greenery and bathed in natural light, the Sanara offers a serene retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether hosting poolside gatherings or enjoying a quiet afternoon with a book, this timeless structure creates a welcoming atmosphere that's hard to resist, solidifying its impressive second place finish.
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  • 3rd Place
    8' x 10' Dune Garden Shed photo contest winners Summerwood Products

    8' x 10' Dune
    - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

    Introducing the third-place winner of this year's photo contest: the Dune Shed. Captured in the picturesque setting of beautiful Niagara on the Lake, the Dune Shed stands as a versatile and stylish addition to any backyard landscape. With its classic design and sturdy construction, it offers both beauty and functionality in equal measure.

    Its spacious interior and charming exterior make it a standout feature in any outdoor space. Whether it's housing garden tools, serving as a workshop, or simply providing a quiet sanctuary for reflection amidst the natural splendor of Niagara on the Lake, the Dune Shed embodies the essence of practical luxury. While it may not have claimed the top spot, its enduring appeal and versatility make it a worthy contender in this year's photo contest.
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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.