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Best Little Woodshed competition

Win free firewood, chimney cleans and wood burner safety checks by entering the Best Little Woodshed competition.

Entries for the Best Little Woodshed competition 2019 open on 23 January 2019 and close on 28 February.

well stacked super shed

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

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.

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 Tasman District only. Tasman District councillors and Council staff are not eligible to enter.
  • The woodshed/storage idea must be situated within the Tasman District Council boundaries, and must be the property of the person entering the competition.
  • Judges will shortlist the finalists.
  • Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Entries must include a minimum of one photograph.
  • Entries close at 5pm on Thursday 28 February.
  • Results will be announced in Newsline, March 22 2019.
  • Read our Good Wood practice guide for wood burners (pdf, 210 KB)

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