The Baron Prize for Photography will award one photograph a cash prize of £500 and £500 vouchers to spend on Baron Books and Magazines.


The Baron Prize for Photography is looking for submissions of one conceptual photograph that uses photography as its medium, this could include collage, fine art photography or fashion photography. Each photograph 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, for example lighting, casting, locations, post production, clothing/fashion or found imagery.


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

The competition is open to both emerging and established photographers. Each submission will be viewed by an 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.


Chiara Bardelli Nonino is Photo Editor of Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue, Editor of the photography channel of and curator for the Photo Vogue Festival. Before that, She graduated in Philosophy with a dissertation on post-mortem photography. She works on independent editorial and curatorial projects and has collaborated with The British Journal of Photography, Flash Art Italia and The Photocaptionist among others. Some of her most recent exhibitions are "All That Man Is – Fashion and Masculinity Now", "Italian Panorama" and Sanna Kannisto‘s solo show "A song system".


Matthew Holroyd is a lecturer at UAL, specialising in photography and an established creative director and editor with a particular interest in topics surrounding sex and sexuality. He has spoken about his work internationally at museums and events including The Serpentine Gallery, London to Fashion on Paper, Rome. He is also the co-founder of Baron and Baroness Magazines and is responsible for commissioning photography for both publications. Commercially he has worked with brands such as Helmut Lang to Hostem, as well creative directing magazines such as Numero Homme. In 2016 he was included in The Dazed 100 Creatives Shaping Youth Culture, Business of Fashions Top 10 Young Influencers Shaping the Future of Fashion, I-d Magazines Editors Shaping the Future of Magazines and has been nominated for a Young Business Award for his work with Baron and Baroness.

Petra Collins is an artist, curator and photographer and has created campaigns for Gucci and photographed covers and editorial for publications such as US and Italian Vogue, Dazed & Confused, The New York Times and CR Fashion Book. Collins has exhibited in institutions that include The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Tate Modern, London and Miami & Hong Kong Art Basel. In 2017, she was named in Forbes 30 under 30 list, as well as Vogue’s 40 Creatives To Watch and Dazed 100 Creatives Shaping Youth Culture. She released her first art book “Babe” with Random House in 2015, and a solo retrospective of her work with Rizzoli, 2017.


Submission guidelines


> One photograph Jpeg (5mb max) - for upload use 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

For submission questions email