The Turner Prize 2005 has been awarded to Simon Starling, it was announced at Tate Britain this evening. The £25,000 prize, sponsored by the makers of Gordons gin, was presented by Culture Minister David Lammy. With Gordons support this years prize fund is £40,000 with £25,000 going to the winner and £5,000 each for the other shortlisted artists. The four artists who had been shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2005 were Darren Almond, Gillian Carnegie, Jim Lambie and Simon Starling. The Turner Prize 2005 is supported by the makers of Gordon’s.