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'Don't try hard' for Turnip Prize
2008 winner Ivor Prance
Ivor Prance, showing off his Turnip Prize and winning entry 'Fleeced'

Organisers of the Turnip Prize are now accepting entries for this year's competition.

In keeping with previous years, entrants are being asked to put in the least amount of effort as possible.

Last year's winning entry was called 'Fleeced', which was a piece of sheep's wool stuck on top of a jar.

The final judging will take place at The New Inn, Wedmore on Monday 7 December 2009 and the closing date for entries is Monday 23 November.

The competition first started in 1999 and has attracted entries from all over the world.

Last year's winner, 69-year-old Ivor Prance, a former army sergeant from Worth near Wookey, said: "I have entered this most coveted art award on several occasions and I really feel that the lack of effort this year has really paid off.

"I knew the moment I came up with the idea I could pull the wool over the judges eyes."

Organiser Trevor Prideaux said: "I think the success of the Turnip Prize has come from the complete lack of effort.

"We hope that the young and old budding artists won't let us down again in producing high quality rubbish."




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