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The Turnip Prize 2020

Started by: jo anne (32956) 

The Turnip Prize is a spoof art award of the lesser known Turner Prize. Entries should take the least amount of effort possible to create.

This year will see a new format for entering!
Entries will ONLY be accepted online. (Facebook)

To enter:
• Email a photo of your entry to theturnipprize@outlook.com
• Include your name or pseudonym, the title of the entry & a contact phone number
• Entries will be accepted from Sun 1st Nov - Sat 14th Nov

Six finalists will be iinvited to send their entries to The New Inn in Somerset.
Final judging will occur on Tue 1st Dec & the winner announced at 6pm that evening.

Started: 7th Oct 2020 at 09:13

Posted by: jo anne (32956) 

‘Northern Soul’ by Keepthefaith was a finalist in 2017, but sadly lost out to the worthy winner ‘Pulled Pork’ by Chris P Bacon’.


Photos by Trevor Prideaux (BBC)

Replied: 7th Oct 2020 at 09:17

Posted by: JR (119)

As an artist and challenger of some 'art' I would love to contribute but I am not on facebook and and don't intend to be... but it sounds a good initiative!

Replied: 23rd Oct 2020 at 18:33

Posted by: jo anne (32956) 

Hello JR, though the info is from Facebook, you don’t need to be on Facebook to enter.



For further inspiration, this was the winner in 2018:


“Collywobbles" by an artist called Stroke Me (BBC Link)



Replied: 24th Oct 2020 at 09:21

Posted by: JR (119)

As a closet artist (these days) I may (work permitting) endeavour to create my masterpiece. Oh, how I wish I was 17 again - to submit the youthful, dynamic and innovative ideas I had back then, before they were brainwashed out of me!

Replied: 25th Oct 2020 at 15:21

Posted by: jo anne (32956) 

Hope you’ve managed to create your masterpiece, JR.

Don’t forget - entry closes on 14th Nov

Replied: 6th Nov 2020 at 11:49

Posted by: JR (119)

Jo anne, I was mulling over ideas and was thinking of a take on something environmental (as my work involves the natural environment). However, I was offered quite a lot of work recently by the Council so I’ve been very busy. I still hope I might still find chance to submit something. I will keep you posted here.

Replied: 7th Nov 2020 at 14:33

Posted by: JR (119)

Happy to announce that I have now entered this year's Turnip Prize. I wonder if there's anyone else from Wigan who has entered.

Replied: 11th Nov 2020 at 16:31

Posted by: jo anne (32956) 

That’s good news, JR! Best of luck

Replied: 12th Nov 2020 at 12:30

Posted by: jo anne (32956) 

The six finalists have been announced & the winner will be declared on Tue 1st Dec!

To celebrate, I’ll start a silly thread on General.

Replied: 22nd Nov 2020 at 12:52
Last edited by jo anne: 22nd Nov 2020 at 12:56:12

 

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