The Baron Prize for Art will award one art work a cash prize of £500 and £500 vouchers to spend on Baron Books and Magazines. We are looking for one conceptual work which could include animation, collage, drawing, illustration, painting, performance art or sculpture.

Each work submitted must apply a concept aligned with sex and sexuality or identity politics and consider how every element that constructs the outcome could be aligned with a rational.


Your submission must include a 500 word artist statement, evidencing your concept and how the construction of your project is aligned with your concept and the title of the work.

The competition is open to all partcipants and we encourage the submission of works from emerging to established artists. Each submission will be viewed by an esteemed industry panel, which could lead to opportunities and new audiences seeing your work.

An admin fee of £20 per submission supports Barons team in producing and organising the prize and any profits supports the independent publishing of Baron.

The finalist shortlist and winners will be published in the UK's leading arts and culture newspaper The Art Newspaper.



Ashleigh Kane is an editor, writer, host and presenter, curator, producer, and consultant working globally across art, photography, music, fashion, travel, and beauty. She has been based in London for ten years and has been the Arts & Culture editor of Dazed & Confused since 2014.

Ché Zara Blomfield is a curator and writer from Aotearoa, based in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. She is co-founder and Art Editor of Baron and founder of The Composing Rooms, a project space based in London (2010-2013) where she exhibited Petra Cortright, Jon Rafman, Kate Steciw, and Artie Vierkant in their first solo exhibitions in the UK, and Berlin (2014-2017) where she hosted over 26 exhibitions and events including those with influential internet artists In 2018 she co-founded the art space Jelato Love in Palma.

Sue Webster is an artist, known from the artist-duo Tim Noble and Sue Webster best known for their sculptural installations.The duo have received significant recognition and critical acclaim for their work, and were included in the 2009 Venice Biennale. The artists’ work can also be found among the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the National Portrait Gallery in London. Sue Webster currently lives and works in London, United Kingdom.

Submission Guidelines


> One image for artists working in 3-d we accept production stills/documentation         > Image Size Jpeg (5mb max) - for upload we suggest using Google Chrome

> Submission can be an existing/published work or a new work

> Artist statement 500 word reflection, work title.

> Submission fee £20

> Deadline Extended 30 April 2019

> Award announced June 2019

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