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The Turnip Prize

LynneLynne Your TeacherHomePosts: 9,388 mod
edited December 2015 in Art
As a counter to the Turner Prize, a pub in England now announces the Turnip prize every year. It's a contest which recognises the lack of effort made by all entrants, and has an amazing prize - a turnip mounted on a six-inch nail.

The results are - hilarious...

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-somerset-35010750
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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭
    @lenny I didn't believe an award so. Is amazing how the winner gets, receives £25,000.
  • BubblyBubbly Nightingale Posts: 30,050 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Is this a real turnip?
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,388 mod
    @Biso - Yes, the Turner prize winner gets money, but the Turnip prize winner gets a turnip. As far as I know it's a real turnip @Bubbly.

    It's at times like this that I really miss England. :smile:
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭
    @lenny tradition that you find only to the own country. :)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,446 mod
    I think I'd be in with a pretty good chance of winning the Turnip @Lynne. I used to always come last in most sports contests and I'm sure that just by holding a raffle ticket or betting on a horse I was jinxing it.
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 26,446 mod
    Yesterday I actually did win a prize after all. It seems I might not be a good contender for the Turnip after all.
  • tigresstigress Posts: 4
    seems very different
  • jsimancasfjsimancasf Posts: 87 ✭✭
    Wow awesome!. Nobody would have imagined what was the worth of that turnip.
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