THE winner has been announced in the UK's most popular spoof art competition.

At a ceremony held at The New Inn, Wedmore, Somerset, this year’s Turnip Prize has been awarded to Chris P Bacon for her work entitled “Pulled Pork” (A Pig being pulled by a Tractor). 

The award was made in front of a packed art loving audience, TV cameramen and photographers cheered when the 12-year-old winner accepted the prize, a turnip mounted on a six-inch nail. Organiser Trevor Prideaux said, “I am delighted with the lack of effort taken to create this work”.

Chris P Bacon, a year 8 student from Lower Langford, Somerset said: “My inspiration came from my love of food”.

Mr Prideaux “This year’s event attracted a total of 100 entries, it’s fantastic that Chris P Bacon has won, she clearly has what it takes to be recognised in modern art circles and will be remembered in art history for no time at all.

"I believe that over the last nineteen years the artists entering ‘The Turnip Prize’ have created by far better works than Alex Farquharson and The Tate Britain Gallery could ever wish to exhibit”. 

The competition has taken on a life of its own in recent years with entries coming from as far away as Italy, the Czech Republic, the United States and even Macedonia.

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