The Turnip Prize 2020
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)
• Email a photo of your entry to email@example.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
‘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
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
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
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
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
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
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
That’s good news, JR! Best of luck
Replied: 12th Nov 2020 at 12:30
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
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
Any last minute entries for the WP Potato Prize? It closes at midnight tonight (30th Dec)!
Just email a pic of your artwork to firstname.lastname@example.org with a title, pseudonym and your choice of prize - Rules
Replied: 30th Dec 2020 at 13:39