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How The Turnip Prize Grew From A Joke Into A Global Contest

A new book chronicles the history of the spoof Turnip Prize, which is awarded annually for the world’s intentionally worst work of modern art. The parody of the better-known Turner Prize encourages entrants to “take the least amount of effort possible” in creating their pieces, which are then judged on how crappy they are. Trevor Prideaux launched the competition in Wedmore, southwest England, in 1999 as a humorous response to what he believed was the Turner Prize’s “decline in integrity.
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