2022 winner Ellen Pearson

The BARON PRIZE is a biannual award, which recognises artists, photographers and filmmakers who have created projects investigating gender, sex, sexuality and identity politics. BARON was launched in 2011, stocked worldwide in 20 different countries, many of our books are in collections including the book collections at MoMA NYC and The LUMA Foundation.


 The BARON PRIZE has been 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) Sue Webster (Artist), Bruce LaBruce (Artist & Director) Nadia Lee Cohen (Photographer), Julie Verhoeven (Artist), Matthew Holroyd (Baron Founder), Sunil Gupta (Photographer), PZ Today (Creative Director), Yushi Li (Artist), Richard Kern (Photographer), Ted Stansfield (Editor) and Ethan James Green (Photographer).




2019 Matthew Grubb and Frances Wilks

2020 Ramona Wang

2021 Jenkin Van Zyl

2022 Ellen Pearson 


 The fifth edition of the BARON PRIZE is open to artists, filmmakers, photographers working in any medium and from anywhere in the world, over the age of 18 are invited to apply for the 2023 edition of the BARON PRIZE. The winner will be announced in June 2023 and the winners prize is £1000 and a £1000 gift certificate to spend at Baron Books.



Submissions Open Jan 2023