11:30am Thursday 6th December 2012
AN AWARDS ceremony for a competition which encourages people to create awful ‘works of art’ has been held in Wedmore.
The Turnip Prize, a parody to the Turner Prize, is an art competition based in the UK which annually dazzles the public with a dire collection of artistic rubbish.
This year’s winner was midwife Sarah Quick, from Clutton, who was presented with her prize of an old turnip mounted on a six-inch nail at The New Inn.
Sarah, 30, said she felt the lack of effort in her entry entitled ‘The Three Tenas’ (a pack of women’s Tena liners, with three sticking out of the top) really paid off.
She added: “I am amazed to win this most coveted art award on my third attempt. I aimed low and luckily reached rock bottom which is more than I could have ever dreamed of.
“I am amazed at what my mediocrity and indifference has achieved.”
Organiser Trevor Prideaux said he was delighted with the lack of effort taken to create the work, adding: “After the amount of rain we have had this year the Tenas may come in very handy.”
This year’s event attracted a total of 86 entries – 17 more than last year.
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