In pictures: Lockdown-inspired Shed of the Year 2020 finalists

The entries in the Cuprinol Shed of the Year 2020 awards have taken inspiration from the lockdown.

A PPE workshop supplying visors to the NHS and a garden school are among the projects competing for the crown this year.

The coronavirus restrictions have inspired the nation to take their sheds to more imaginative heights, with two new categories catering to those who have used the time working on their garden outposts.

The new categories are Lockdown Repurpose, for people who have transformed their existing shed in response to the pandemic, and Lockdown New-build, for those who have started from scratch.

Read more: Closest pictures of sun ever taken reveal mysterious 'campfires'

Hundreds of entries were whittled down to a shortlist of 27 across nine categories. 

The winners will be decided by a public vote, with a panel of experts deciding on the overall winner after voting closes on 9 August.

The overall winner will receive £1,000, a plaque and £100 of Cuprinol products.