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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 first and second edition of the BARON PRIZE 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) Sue Webster (Artist), Bruce LaBruce (Artist & Director) and Nadia Lee Cohen (Photographer).


Past winners have included Matthew Grubb, Frances Wilks and Ramona Wang

 The third edition of the BARON PRIZE  will be judged by a panel including Julie Verhoeven (artist), Matthew Holroyd (Baron Founder), Sunil Gupta (photographer) and PZ Today (Creative Director).


 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 2021 edition of the BARON PRIZE. The winner will be announced in June 2021 and the winners prize is £1000 and a £1000 gift certificate to spend at Baron Books.



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