...encourages art which demonstrates a complete lack of talent and effort...The competition was started in 1999 by bosses and regulars of the New Inn in Wedmore, Somerset. Its instigation was prompted by the exhibition of Tracey Emin's bed in the Turner Prize that year....The Turnip Prize is organised by the pub's landlord Trevor Prideaux. According to the website, "The Turnip Prize is a crap art competition. You can enter anything you like, but it must be rubbish."
Pictured above is "Getting in a Pickle", the winner of the 2010 competition. The artist responsible won a turnip with a rusty nail shoved through it. At the link, you can view a gallery of other entrants.
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