It’s been more than a fortnight since the grand final episode of Channel 4’s 2015 Shed of the Year competition but the #shedoftheyear tweets are still being posted, and there was a lot of newspaper coverage in the day or so after the final was broadcast.
The episode began with the “Cabins/Summerhouses” and “Workshops/Studios” shed categories. For the first category, I liked Teasel’s Wood Cabin and the Pixie Cabin. For the second category, I liked the Cabin of the Green Man, and its mention of chainsaw carving. I always like anything about the Green Man anyway.
My overall favourites were Cormac’s Bothy and the Corrugated Cottage from the first and second episode, but the judges’ choice and series winner was the Inshriach Distillery from the previous episode.
During the programme, #shedoftheyear was again one of the top hashtags for the UK, and this itself generated some confused responses:
Stories about the result appeared across the spectrum of newspapers, including the ones in The Independent, in The Scotsman, in The Daily Mail, and in The Daily Star. The Telegraph produced a gallery of photos from the competition. As a pub shed, the winner was also picked up by the drinks trade press.
This breadth of coverage was itself reflected on Twitter:
Businesses made use of the hashtag, some with interesting content to promote:
As did Glasgow University Archives:
And beach hutters:
Finally, the hashtag prompted this gem from the city of skyscrapers: