Inventors prepare for madcap contest

INVENTORS up and down the county are preparing for Suffolk's answer to the Turner Prize.Southwold's annual Adnams Flying Egg competition challenges people to come up with alternative versions of an everyday object.

INVENTORS up and down the county are preparing for Suffolk's answer to the Turner Prize.

Southwold's annual Adnams Flying Egg competition challenges people to come up with alternative versions of an everyday object.

Previous themes have included a deckchair and a washing line. This year's theme is a clock and Linda Sonntag said entrants can just turn up with their inventions on Sunday, when the competition takes place.

“We are already up to 81 entrants. The youngest is seven, the oldest Ray Seaman, from Brampton, in his 80s, but we can still accept more entries. People can still bring their inventions on the day,” she said.


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The event includes entertainment from Korean martial arts experts, and the Wenhaston girls' choir dressed as characters from Alice in Wonderland. There is also a beer trail for visitors to try a number of guest beers.

Anyone who turns up for the event, which runs between 9am and noon, is eligible to vote for their favourite entry.

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Categories are adult individual, adult team, under-18 team and under-18 individual and there is £2,750 of prize money up for grabs. The winning entrant will be incorporated into a child's theatre created by Friston artist Ray Burgoyne.

For more details for the free competition and event go to www.adnamsflyingegg.co.uk.

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