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, 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 28th, 2020. Winners will be announced Summer 2020.

  • 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 2018 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 234949

    12' x 14' Urban Studio
    - Austin, Texas

    What an inspiring space for productivity! We love everything about it: the stain, the landscaping, the pine interior walls, THE PEOPLE – we could go on and on! It’s no wonder this was the office favourite.
    More photos >

  • 2nd Place
    varana shed photo contest winners Summerwood  ID Number 197744

    10' x 14' Custom Verana
    - Toronto, Ontario

    The very definition of showstopper (and a VERY close second place)! Complete with tons of extra overhang and decked out in gorgeous clear cedar, this Verana is the crown jewel of a beautiful backyard.
    More photos >

  • 3rd Place
    gazebos victorian photo contest winners Summerwood  ID Number 231355

    12’ x 12’ Barside
    Houston, Texas

    A perfect spot for poolside gatherings! With its Margaritaville sign and matching barstools (not to mention the TV!), we know this backyard addition will get plenty of love this summer.
    More photos >

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.