Turnip Prize 2019

Started by: jo anne (34169) 

The Turnip Prize is a spoof art award of the Turner Prize, and, as daft as I am, is one of my favourite things.

Entries are being accepted for this year’s competition from Fri 1st Nov - Thu 21st Nov.

Entries should take the least amount of effort possible to create.

To enter contact:
Trevor 01934 710004 or 07812848011
Or The New Inn, Combe Batch, Wedmore, Somerset. BS28 4DU
Please include your name or pseudonym and contact phone number.

The winner will be announced at The New Inn, Somerset on Tuesday 3rd December.

Facebook / @TurnipBookPrize / Thread 2015

Started: 20th Oct 2019 at 17:26
Last edited by jo anne: 20th Oct 2019 at 17:27:56

Posted by: jo anne (34169) 

Entry idea - a bag of toffees with just one left in ...

‘Win Turnip by Uncle Joe’

Replied: 20th Oct 2019 at 17:48
Last edited by jo anne: 18th May 2021 at 11:55:35

Posted by: linma (2775)

Bought a bag of Winter Nips last week, haven't had any for ages, still as good as ever.

Replied: 27th Oct 2019 at 06:47

Posted by: jo anne (34169) 

My favourites are Uncle Joe’s treacle toffees (caramels), Linma. I keep scoffing bagfuls.

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Replied: 27th Oct 2019 at 12:08
Last edited by jo anne: 10th Apr 2020 at 15:18:57

Posted by: linma (2775)

I love treacle toffee jo anne and my favourite is Thorntons but I've stopped eating because I lost a filling. My dentist told me at this time of the year so many people loose fillings because of treacle toffee. My mouth is watering perhaps I'll give it another try.

Replied: 29th Oct 2019 at 15:38

Posted by: jo anne (34169) 

Did you risk it, Linma?

The Turnip Prize 2019 Winner - ‘Bush Fire Down Under’

Photo credit @westdigitaled

Turnip Prize: Knickers win spoof art award - BBC (3rd Dec 2019)
Six Finalists - BBC (27th Nov 2019)

Replied: 5th Dec 2019 at 09:10
Last edited by jo anne: 5th Dec 2019 at 09:11:35


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