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Forget the Turner Prize... it's the Turnip Prize that has now got the art world's attention

'A Roll In The Hay' could clinch the Turnip on a stick prize for Imogen Crees

LATER TODAY the winner of the Turner Prize 2015, a prestigious contemporary art award presented by Tate, will be announced, meaning that we are almost ready to announce the winner of the Turnip Prize.

Oh, you haven’t heard of the Turnip Prize? Well, let me enlighten you, oh-ill-educated-one.

Conceived over beers in a Somerset village in 1999, the Turnip Prize honours “crap” art for being “crap”. Credit is given to entries for containing bad puns as titles and displaying a lack of effort. However, entries showing too much effort or talent are immediately disqualified.

Shall we take a look at the six in the running for this year’s award?

1. Danger Mouse by P. Enfold

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2. Staple Diet by Art Ist

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3. A “clean slate”

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Artist unknown. Probably trying to keep their identity under wraps, much like Banksy.

4. Hung Like A Donkey by Pat McGroin

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5. Dismal by Bonksey

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6. A Roll In The Hay by Imogen Crees

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And what do they win? This is what they win. This beautiful turnip on a stick.

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All worthy winners in our eyes.

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