The Turnip Prize 2020

Started by: jo anne (34132) 

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
• 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 (34132) 

‘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 (331)

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 (34132) 

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 (331)

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 (34132) 

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

Don’t forget - entry closes on 14th Nov

Replied: 6th Nov 2020 at 11:49
Last edited by jo anne: 2nd Apr 2021 at 19:20:36

Posted by: JR (331)

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 (331)

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 (34132) 

That’s good news, JR! Best of luck

Replied: 12th Nov 2020 at 12:30

Posted by: jo anne (34132) 

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

Posted by: jo anne (34132) 

Local forum Wigan Peers are holding their own version of the Turnip Prize. Non-members can enter!

Entry is open Fri 18th - Wed 30th Dec

More details: Wigan Peers

Replied: 12th Dec 2020 at 20:04
Last edited by jo anne: 12th Dec 2020 at 20:15:37

Posted by: jo anne (34132) 

Any last minute entries for the WP Potato Prize? It closes at midnight tonight (30th Dec 2020)!

Just email a pic of your artwork to with a title, pseudonym and your choice of prize - Rules

Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 13:39
Last edited by jo anne: 7th Nov 2021 at 21:42:48

Posted by: jo anne (34132) 

The Turnip Prize 2021

It’s here again! Facebook

Unfortunately, online entries don’t seem to be a thing this year, but you could always post your entry, if it’s possible.

Closing date: Fri 19th Nov 2021

Replied: 7th Nov 2021 at 21:48


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