Turnip Prize rewards entrants for their lack of artistic effort!
doodle on a piece of wood by a former theme park worker has won
the top prize in a Somerset contest that recognises the "lack
of effort" required to create it.
entry 'Dismal And' by "Bonksy" was one of 69 entries
for this year's Turnip Prize, which was judged at Wedmore's New
Inn near Burnham-On-Sea on Monday.
his prize, Mr Bonsky from Bristol quipped: "If you set your
sights on the gutter and refuse to work hard, your dreams really
can come true."
53-year-old winner is said to have reluctantly accepted his prize,
a turnip mounted on a six-inch nail.
Trevor Prideaux said: "I am delighted with the lack of effort
taken to create this work. This year's event attracted a total
of 69 entries, the same as last year."
fantastic that Bonksy has won. He clearly has what it takes to
be recognised in modern art circles and will be remembered in
art history for no time at all!"
entries included a bread roll nestled in hay and a galvanized
staple on a paper plate. The contest satirises the Turner Prize
- which is also being presented this week - by rewarding deliberately
bad modern art. In previous years, entries have been submitted
from Ireland, Italy, France, Canada, Germany and the USA.
reluctant winner with his prize, a turnip mounted on a six-inch