Best Little Woodshed competition

The 2020 Best Little Woodshed competition will opening soon. Watch this space!

well stacked super shed

Win free firewood, chimney cleans and wood burner safety checks.

Looking for a summer project? How about building a new wood shed or sprucing up your existing one?

Summer is the best time to buy firewood and get it dry ready for burning in winter.

How you store the wood makes a big difference to how quickly it dries and how well it will burn.

We are looking for great examples of wood storage ideas people have come up with to keep their wood dry for winter.

You'll find some helpful information on what you need to know about building a woodshed here

or check out the Burn Bright Guide to Storing Firewood. (3.8MB PDF)

Prizes include

Vouchers for a cord of firewood, chimney cleans and wood burner safety checks.

The Judges’ Choice

The best three woodsheds will each receive a voucher for one cord of firewood from a Good Wood Supplier

People’s Choice

Photo entries will be loaded on to Council’s Facebook page. The image with the most number of likes will win its owner a free chimney clean and woodburner check.


  • The competition is open to residents and ratepayers of Nelson City area only. Nelson City Councillors and Council staff are not eligible to enter.
  • The woodshed/ storage idea must be situated within the Nelson City Council boundaries, and must be the property of the person entering the competition.
  • Judges will shortlist the finalists and may want to visit the shortlisted properties.
  • Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Entries must include a minimum of one photograph.
  • Entries close at 5pm on Monday 9 March 2020.
  • Results will be announced in Our Nelson during April.
  • For further information or inspiration refer to the Storing Firewood information sheet.