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'Collywobbles' takes 2019 spoof Turnip prize

The 2018 winner called Collywobbles

The winner of this year's spoof Westcountry 'Turnip prize' has been unveiled - which pokes fun at the Turner prize.

It was revealed last night at the annual cermony at the New Inn Pub in Wedmore in Somerset - timed to coincide with the awarding of the more famous and serious art prize.

This year's winner of the Turnip prize - which have the slogan "we know it's (rubbish) but is it art?" -  was a pretend Collie dog on top of a jelly with the caption 'Collywobbles'.

Around 90 entries were submitted this year and organiser Trevor Prideaux, originally from Lynton in Devon, told us this one was by far the worst and why he started the awards.

Other entries included a piece of holly on a piece of wood called 'Hollywood',  a pile of stock cubes called 'Stock Pile' and two tins of baked beans one on top of the other - called 'Trump Tower'

The 69 year old winner, a lavatory attendant from Wedmore, accepted the prize - a turnip mounted on a six-inch nail. 

Organiser Prideaux said: "I am delighted with the lack of effort taken to create this work."

The winner said his 'inspiration' came from watching my girlfriend eat jelly.

He added: "I have unsuccessfully entered this competition and was beginning to think that my lack of effort was going down the pan, but now feel completely flushed at winning. 

The prestigious £25,000 Turner Prize last night went to artist Charlotte Prodger who used her iPhone to recall her experiences of coming out as gay in rural Scotland.

All Turnip Prize entries must be removed from the Somerset pub by Friday or they'll be binned.

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