THE winner of this year's Turnip Prize has been announced.

The competition winner is Herewe Goagain with her work entitled 'lockdown' - a padlock on top of a pile of duck feathers.

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WINNER: Lockdown by Herewe Goagain

Herewe was given her prize (a turnip mounted on a six-inch nail) at a ceremony held via zoom, with the six other finalists.

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Herewe, a gardener from Barnstaple, North Devon, said: "It has always been an ambition of mine to express myself through crap art.

"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."

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WINNER: Herewe Goagain

The competition is a spoof of the Turner Prize (an annual prize given to British visual artist) and is based at the New Inn, Wedmore in Somerset.

Organiser, Trevor Prideaux, was "delighted" with the lack of effort this year.

“This year’s event attracted a record total of 120 entries, 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," he added.

"I believe that over the last twenty two 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 finalists work will be on show at the New Inn from December 4.

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AWARD: The Turnip Prize