2019 winner Matt Grubb

The fourth edition of the BARON PRIZE is open to artists, filmmakers, photographers working in any medium and from anywhere in the world. The winner will be announced in June 2022 and the winners prize is £1000 and a £1000 gift certificate to spend at Baron Books.



Richard Kern is a filmmaker and photographer from New York. He was a vivid member of the late ‘70’s ‘no-wave’ scene and the underground cult genre ‘Cinema of Transgression’. His work has been exhibited internationally with solo shows at Palais de Tokyo, Paris and MoMA, New York. Kern's new book published by Baron is out now.


Yushi Li is a Chinese artist. Li received the Royal Photography Society Hundred Heroines Award in 2019 and was one of the winners of the Female in Focus Prize in 2021. Li’s work has been exhibited internationally, with shows at Fotografiska, Stockholm and Union Gallery, London. Yushi Li’s debut book published by Baron is available to pre-order.


Ethan James Green is a photographer based in New York. Green’s work has been commissioned by publications including Arena Homme + to I-d Magazine and has collaborated with fashion labels including Helmut Lang to Miu Miu. Green’s debut book published by Baron is out later this year.

Ted Stansfield is the Editorial Director of Dazed Digital and and writes about art, photography, film and entertainment.


Judging Criteria

> A fully developed concept, contextualised in your artist statement.

> The construction of your work (format, techniques) should have a rationale aligned with your concept and contextualised in your artist statement.


Submission Guidelines

> Submissions can be previously published or exhibited work.

> One work, which means a single artwork, photograph or film. Production stills of artworks are also accepted.

> You should submit an artist statement in the application, contextualising the work, introducing your concept and lines of investigation. The artist statement should unpack how the construction of the project is aligned with your concept. Maximum 1000 words.

> You must submit an artist bio. Maximum 500 words.



Submission Instructions

A submission form must be completed BELOW.

> The submission form should include an artist statement. Maximum 1000 words.

> The submission form should include an Artist Bio. Maximum 500 words.

> The submission form will allow you to upload one low res single art work, Maximum 5 MB JPG or a web link to a film.

> Submission fee £20 which supports the prize and Baron's independent publishing program.

> Deadline Extension May 30 2022. Winner Announced June 2022.


Image Release For Winner

> If you are chosen as the winner, the image/film maker shall retain all rights in and to the image/film including without limitation, the copyright thereof and the following:

> All intellectual property rights subsisting in the image/film; and all other rights in and to the images/film of whatever nature whether now known or created in the future.

> The image or film maker shall give Baron a limited license in perpetuity to use the image/film solely in connection with the prize.

> Image/film maker credits: Baron will credit the image/film maker with all use.

> Promotion. All marketing and promotion for the prize, including, without limitation, any materials created in connection therewith, shall be mutually approved by Baron and the applicant.



Entry Form

Submission Enquiries

Deadline Extension May 30 2022
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