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The Baron Prize

March 31, 2020 2 days left

The Baron Prize

  • Organization: Baron
  • Submission Deadline: March 31, 2020
  • Entry Fee: £20
  • Award Info: The Baron Prize commends the work of artists and photographers who have produced projects investigating sex and sexuality and identity politics.
  • Type: Competition
  • Eligibility: International
  • Categories: Craft/Traditional Arts, Photography, Drawing, Film/Video/New Media, Mixed-Media/Multi-Discipline, Painting, Sculpture
  • Online Only: Yes

Baron was launched in 2013 and is stocked worldwide in over 20 countries in museums such as Tate Modern and concept stores such as Dover Street Market. The publication has collaborated with artists such as Bjarne Melgard to Eva Stenram and photographers such as Harley Weir to Tyrone Lebon.

The Publication is in various collections including the book collections at MoMA NYC and The LUMA Foundation.

The Baron Prize invites artists and photographers to enter one work that investigates Barons core themes – sex and sexuality and identity politics.

The 2019 prize was awarded in art and photography and was judged by a transnational panel including Ashleigh Kane (Dazed & Confused); Chiara Bardelli Nonino (Italian Vogue); Ché Zara Blomfield (Art Editor Baron & Curator); Petra Collins (Curator & Photographer) and Sue Webster (Artist).

The Baron Prize 2019 Winners

The 2020 prize invites emerging artists, photographers and filmmakers to submit one work that explores Baron’s core themes – sex and sexuality and identity politics. The winner is awarded a £1000 cash prize and a selection of art and photography books worth £1000.

Each submission must contain a 500-word artist statement about the work. Here you must contextualise your submission and explain the meaning.

The submission must consider a rational behind the construction of the work and you must evidence this in your artist statement. For example, you must find meaning aligned with your chosen concept, about how your work is made, this should include your chosen medium, casting or subject, interiors and exteriors and techniques.

The submission must be one work. The works original context could be from a series of works and can be new or existing work.The submission can use any medium, for example this could be a film still, documentation of a performance, a painting, word art to photography. The Baron prize for art and photography will be judged by a transnational panel.


Ashleigh Kane is the Arts & Culture editor of Dazed & Confused since 2014. Ashleigh has been widely recognised for her work with new photography and art talents, many of which are now creative agenda setters all over the world.

Bruce Labruce is a Canadian artist, writer, filmmaker and photographer based in Toronto. His work explores themes of sexual and interpersonal transgression against cultural norms.

Matthew Holroyd is the co-founder and creative director of Baron and Baroness.

Nadia Lee Cohen is a British photographer, film maker and performance artist inspired by American and British cinema of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Her work has been published and exhibited internationally.

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