Photography Contest

25th Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award

25th Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award

Deadline |


Theme |

A story related to one of several topics

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Eligibility |

Open to all - at least 50% of the images were shot in 2020

Entry Fees |


Prizes |

Cash Prize
Médicos del Mundo Spain announces the 25th Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award, aimed at recognizing and disseminating the best images that singularly demonstrate social inequities, injustices and / or human rights abuses, or the situations that either foster or fight them.

By giving this competition the name of the photographer and international cooperant Luis Valtueña, we pay tribute to his memory, as well as to that of the three other cooperants of the association who were murdered in Rwanda (1997) and in Bosnia (1995) while carrying out their duties as humanitarian aid workers. It is also our wish to highlight the human values they represent.

The organization supports documentary photography and photojournalism and a means to raise awareness amongst the general public concerning social issues, while also promoting citizen mobilization and contributing to the eradication of the worst disease: injustice.

Prize and benefits
€ 6,000
A professional camera Leica Q2 worth a total of €5,120
A set of 10 photobooks published by La Fábrica.
Winning and shortlisted entrants will be included in the catalogue and in the collective and itinerant exhibition that Médicos del Mundo Spain shall produce or host.
The organization will cover the travel and lodging for two consecutive nights of the chosen entrants to attend the award ceremony and inauguration of the exhibition of the exhibition in Madrid, scheduled for March 2022. This is contingent on the health situation and / or travel regulations affected by COVID-19.
Médicos del Mundo is committed to widely promoting the chosen images and their authors for at least one year through press releases, meetings with the media, and ad-hoc dissemination materials, among other forms.
The submitted images must narrate a story related to one of these topics: natural disasters, humanitarian action, international cooperation, social exclusion, violation of human rights, armed conflicts, vulnerable groups, refugee and / or migrant populations.