Winners of the 2010 Turnip Prize for Bad Art

The Turner Prize is a major British art award, given annually since 1984 to an artist under the age of 50. The Turnip Prize is a spoof of the Turner Prize and:

...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.

Link | Photo: Fran Stothard / SWNS.COM

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"Getting in a pickle" has not won the 2010 Turnip Prize. It was an entry but failed to make the last six after judges decided its artist had taken too much effort. The six finalist can be seen on our facebook page. The winner will be announced on Monday 6th December at The New Inn, Wedmore, Somerset at 6.30pm
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