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Tension builds for 2009 ‘sheddie’ finalists

Andrew who runs cult website www.readersheds.co.uk, organisers of the 2009 contest said on website www.walesonline.co.uk said:

‘One of the most noticeable elements of this year’s competition has been the fun.

“There were a lot of fun pictures of sheds posted on the website and it is obvious that people are enjoying their sheds.”

Around 4,000 “sheddies” cast votes in favour of their favourite creations – making the 2009 contest the most successful in its three-year history.

“It’s really remarkable, as you might think that all a shed can be is a wooden box, but every year people manage to create something different,” web developer Andrew added.

“There have been a lot of office-style sheds entered into this year’s competition, and eco sheds have been popular, too.”

Judge and BBC Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans has hinted that his favourite is ‘Dingly Dell – a simple Shropshire hideaway of wood shrouded by cherry blossoms; although he admitted the ‘Disco Shed’ almost got his vote.

Fellow judge Channel 4 presenter Sarah Beeny is being more guarded about which creation will get her vote.

The winning shed will be unveiled on July 8 at www.shedblog.co.uk and the winning creator will walk away with £100 worth of cheese, a £50 gardening voucher and a wind-up radio donated by device inventor and Shed of the Year panellist Trevor Baylis.

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