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17th Turnip Prize finalists announced

'Danger Mouse' is among the finalists for this year's Turnip Prize

Entries called Danger Mouse and Staple Diet are among the finalists for this year's Turnip Prize due to be announced tonight.

The spoof of the art world's Turner Prize has been running for 17 years, with awards for the least effort made.

Judging is due to be held at the New Inn in Wedmore, Somerset.

'Staple Diet' is among the finalists for this year's Turnip Prize

Winners receive a turnip nailed to a block of wood, and in previous years entries have been submitted from as far a field as Canada, the USA, Germany and Italy.

Organiser Trevor Prideaux said this year's entries were of "the usual poor standard".

The shortlist of entries has been reduced to just six, from 69 submitted.

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