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 February 27th, 2024. Winners will be announced in May of 2024.

  • 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 2022 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
    15' x 30' Sanara Pool Cabana First Prize contest winners Summerwood ID Number 256884

    15' x 30' Sanara
    - Waterloo, ON.

    A pool cabana should match everything that's great about a pool party - warmth, inviting fun. The Sanara fits the bill to a tee. The fairy lights and ample seating underneath the canopy bring a sense of calm and coziness that matches with any lazy day by the water. It is no surprise that this submission took home the gold; the cabana stands front and centre while being flanked by gorgeous interlocking stones, pristine foliage, and an inviting pool.
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  • 2nd Place
    20' x 35' Oban Cabin photo contest winners Summerwood ID Number 273627

    20' x 35' Oban
    - Bracebridge, ON.

    The Oban fully embraces its Nordic origins (even the snow) to be a cabin like no other. Standing as a refuge from the brisk, blustery and bleak breezes of Bracebridge, it is an imposing monolith standing tall amongst the winter wonderland. Through its darker tones and staunch verticality, the building starkly contrasts the surrounding swirling snow, easily earning its spot in second place.
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  • 3rd Place
    9' x 10' Urban Studio photo contest winners Summerwood ID Number 268879

    9' x 10' Urban Studio
    - Clarksburg, ON.

    Rounding out third, this Urban Studio is a bold reminder that your waterside escape does not need to be outdated and antiquated. By placing their building next to the lake, the owner has a gorgeous view of the surrounding area, allowing for a place of peace and serenity. With its ability to bring modernity to a timeless setting, we could not be more satisfied with how this home studio turned out.
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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.