THE latest edition of Somerset's spoof art prize - The Turnip Prize - will open for entries soon.

Entrants to the contest are required to exert 'the least amount of effort possible' to be in with a chance of walking away with the coveted title.

A spokesperson for the event said: "The Turnip Prize is a spoof art award of the lesser-known Turner Prize.

"We will be accepting entries for this year’s competition from Monday, November 1.

"Entries should take the least amount of effort possible to create."

Spoof artists can deliver their entries to The New Inn, at Wedmore, or contact organiser Trevor Prideaux at the pub on 01934 710004, or 07812 848011.

Entrants are reminded to include their name or pseudonym, contact phone number and the title of their entry.

The closing date for entries is Friday, November 19, with the winner announced during a special event at The New Inn on Wednesday, December 1, at 6.30pm.

Last year, the winning entry was 'Lockdown', by artist Herewe Goagain.

The winner featured a padlock on top of a pile of duck feathers.

Chard & Ilminster News: WINNER: Herewe Goagain's piece, Lockdown
WINNER: Herewe Goagain's piece, Lockdown

Due to the coronavirus restrictions, Herewe - a gardener from North Devon - was given the coveted Turnip Prize statue - a turnip mounted on a six-inch nail - at a ceremony held via zoom, with the six other finalists.

"It has always been an ambition of mine to express myself through crap art," she said.

"Once the seed was sown, the idea germinated, shoots burst forth into a luxuriate masterpiece.

"I’m tickled pink and maybe I should lack effort more often."

Organiser Trevor said he was "delighted" with the lack of effort on display.

“The 2020 event attracted a record total of 120 entries," he said.

"It’s fantastic that Herewe 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."