Winner of the ugliest backyard to receive a new outdoor living space

Is your backyard in need of a makeover? Lee Building Industry Association’s (BIA) Builders Care is hosting the Ugliest Backyard in Lee County contest on Facebook beginning Oct. 23. The winner will receive a new outdoor space complete with paver patio, grill, plants and accessories.

To enter, homeowners can submit photos of their backyard online via Facebook in the contests tab on Lee Builders Care & Fort Myers Florida Weekly pages, or The public is encouraged to submit photos on Facebook from October 23rd through November 3rd. Voting for the Ugliest Backyard begins on November 4th and runs through November 10th. The homeowner with the most votes will be declared the winner, and will be announced on Nov. 13 at Famous Dave’s at 12148 S Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers at 5 p.m.

Homeowners must submit the entry themselves and the backyard must be located within the legal boundaries of Lee County, Fla. Additional rules can be found on the contest page.

The contest platform has been provided by Florida Weekly. Other sponsors include Bayshore Concrete & Landscape Materials, Harbor Springs Building Company, Suncoast Beverage, The Home Depot, Tri-Circle Pavers and Priority Marketing.

Builders Care is the nonprofit charitable arm of the Building Industry Association (BIA). Its objective is to provide emergency repairs and construction services to elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged people who are unable to obtain home repairs through traditional means. Builder’s Care enlists the volunteer services of Lee BIA members and leverages grants and donated materials to provide construction and remodeling services to qualified homeowners throughout Lee County. Major supporters include Cape Coral Plumbing, Ferguson Enterprises, Harbor Springs Building Company, Nilles Design Group, Priority Marketing of Southwest Florida, Stock Development and The Aubuchon Team of Companies. Builders Care is headquartered at the Lee BIA offices at 10501 Six Mile Cypress Parkway, Suite 104, Fort Myers FL 33966. Donations can be made online at, or to the Builders Care general fund at BB&T Page Field branch at 4959 South Cleveland Avenue in Fort Myers. More information is available by calling 239-938-0056.