Revealed – meet the winner of this year’s Turnip Prize

PUBLISHED: 18:30 08 December 2017

Mary Hemmings with her Pulled Pork entry.

Mary Hemmings with her Pulled Pork entry.

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A 12-year-old girl has become the youngest ever winner of Wedmore’s Turnip Prize, capping off a record-breaking year for the contest.

The art competition, a spoof of the Turner Prize, challenges artists to come up with the worst possible design using as little effort as possible.

More than 100 entries were submitted to this year’s competition with Mary Hemmings – also known as Chris P Bacon – from Lower Langford chosen as the winner for her Pulled Pork idea – a toy pig being pulled by a toy tractor.

MORE: Quiz: How well do you know your Turner Prize facts from the Turnip Prize?

Organiser Trevor Prideaux said: “This year’s event attracted a total of 100 entries.

“I am delighted with the lack of effort taken to create this work.

“It’s fantastic that Chris P Bacon has won.

“She clearly has what it takes to be recognised in modern art circles and will be remembered in art history for no time at all.”

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