Finalists announced for this year’s Turnip Prize

PUBLISHED: 12:30 08 December 2018

Collywobbles by artist 'Stroke Me'. Picture: Sub

Collywobbles by artist 'Stroke Me'. Picture: Sub


The shortlist for this year’s Turnip Prize has been announced.

Hollywood by artist 'A. Stone'. Picture: SubHollywood by artist 'A. Stone'. Picture: Sub

Organisers say the joke award, which pokes fun at the Tate Gallery’s Turner Prize, is given to the person who creates ‘crap art’ using ‘the least amount of effort possible’.

This year’s finalists include a piece titled Hot Date, which consists of a chilli and a date and Trump Tower – two baked bean cans stacked on top of each other.

Stock Pile by Claire Brown. Picture: SubStock Pile by Claire Brown. Picture: Sub

Also in the running is Stock Pile – a pile of stock cubes, Hollywood – a piece of holly on a piece of wood, Plastic Waist – a plastic belt and Collywobbles – a collie on some jelly.

Last year’s competition saw artist Mary Hemmings – also known as Chris P Bacon – take home the prize for her Pulled Pork idea – a toy pig being pulled by a toy tractor.

Trump Tower by 'Mrs Heinz'. Picture: SubTrump Tower by 'Mrs Heinz'. Picture: Sub

Mary will be on the judging panel for this year’s prize.

The award presentation will take place at The New Inn, in Combe Batch, at 6.30pm on Tuesday evening.

Hot Date by 'C.Tinder'. Picture: SubHot Date by 'C.Tinder'. Picture: Sub

Plastic Waist by Tony Haynes. Picture: SubPlastic Waist by Tony Haynes. Picture: Sub

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