The Bridport Turnip Prize Ropemakers Oc7 20

Sun 20th Oct – 1 pm onwards

The Ropemakers West Street, Bridport

It has become evident that there is a lack of opportunities for non-artists and artists to compete on a level together in using their creativity and freedom of imagination. It is therefore with great pleasure that we announce the second, now annual, Bridport Turnip Prize. This is inspired as a spoof on the Tate Gallery’s Turner Prize and it is hoped that it will become an annual event.

There are three rules: 1. Does it show a lack of effort? 2. Entries must have an alliteration or pun in the title 3. Is it crap? Entries with too much effort, or not crap enough are immediately disqualified. The prize will be a turnip nailed to a lump of wood and each year’s winner can keep their trophy for life. Overall the concept will be ʻWe know it’s rubbish, but is it art?’

We are asking for entries to be brought to the pub between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm on Sunday 20th October for judging. If we have a large number of entries then the independent judges will create a shortlist. The winner will be announced at 4;30pm. Be proud to be the winner with the most feeble work of art. Entries will be £5 per entry and this will go towards the Living Tree.