Turner prize - new winners!

IT'S been one of the Star's most popular votes – a hotly fought competition with some promising talent on show.But after several recounts, the results are finally in and today we can announce the winner of the Anthea Turner prize 2003.

IT'S been one of the Star's most popular votes – a hotly fought competition with some promising talent on show.

But after several recounts, the results are finally in and today we can announce the winner of the Anthea Turner prize 2003.

Last week we asked five youngsters from Clifford Road Primary School to take part in the competition launched to coincide with the Turner Prize.

But unlike the controversial Turner Prize it was the favourite that walked away with our prize.


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Picture three drawn by 5-year old, Kate received 52pc of the vote. The picture was a miniature sketch, covering only a small proportion of the page and the colourful piece proved a real winner with the voters.

In second place, with 30pc of the vote was a stripy trousered Anthea, drawn by Phoebe Kirk. Anthea Turner's own favourite, picture number two, came third.

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Their teacher, Elspeth Anderson said: "Phoebe is very pleased, she loves to draw.

"We've had lots of feedback about the prize.

"Lots have people have said what lovely pictures they are and that they liked the idea."

Kate and Phoebe were each presented with an art set by the Evening Star so they can continue to draw in the future.

In fact Anthea Turner herself, even joked that the youngsters should enter next year's competition.

She said: "I have looked at all the drawings and they are excellent.

"Maybe next year they should enter the competition. If a man in a frock can win then why not them.

"I bet the children and their teacher could think of some very good ways to spend the £20,000 on offer."

The man in the frock was Grayson Perry, whose classical vases earned him the £20,000 prize.

The ceramic pieces depicted death, child abuse and the class system.

Grayson Perry likes to dress as a woman and call himself Claire but that was not the most controversial aspect of this year's Turner.

Jake and Dinos Chapman, the original favourites to walk away with the prize, sculpted a couple performing a sexual act.

The brass work replicated two inflatable dolls and led to a parental warning being placed at the door of the Tate.

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