May 16, 2011
Move over Turnip Prize... Brent Knoll launches the Bilge Awards!
Knoll's very own version of Somerset's spoof art competition The
Turnip Prize has attracted over 40 humorous and risque entries.
Organisers of the Bilge (Brent Knoll Individual Lacklustre Golden
Egg) Awards said they were delighted with the variety of entries,
which were on show at the village hall on Sunday (May 15th), as
Visitors to the village's spring festival were invited to cast
their votes for the worst entries and the inaugural contest was
won by Alan Routledge for his entry of an empty toilet roll, simply
Second place went to Alan Castle for his entry of two spirit
levels, named 'Level Crossing'. And third was Jane Wilson for
her 'Heir on the G-String' entry featuring underwear with a photograph
of Prince William attached.
Organiser Brian Freestone told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Villagers
showed a lot of imagination and we had some great entries that
raised a lot of laughs. We were pleased to get over 40 entries
and intend to make this an annual event."