XV Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award

July 26, 2011 /Photography News/ Organized by Médicos del Mundo, the Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award comes as a tribute to and in recognition of Luis Valtueña, Flors Sirera, Manuel Madrazo, and Mercedes Navarro, Médicos del Mundo aid workers killed in Rwanda in 1997 and in Bosnia in 1995 while performing their duties as international humanitarian aid workers.


Entries must be related to humanitarian action, international cooperation and social exclusion -human rights violations, armed conflicts, natural disasters, refugee and immigrant populations, socially excluded groups, etc. -and/or to efforts aimed at building a fairer, more egalitarian world.


The winner of the first prize will receive a project grant worth € 8,000 to develop a photo project related to the work of MÉDICOS DEL MUNDO, whether in Spain or another country, subject to the approval of the Organisation. The winner will define the project’s objectives and further development jointly with MÉDICOS DEL MUNDO. The grant will cover all project expenses. Once terms of the project have been settled, MÉDICOS DEL MUNDO will not require proof of spending. The grant will be paid in three instalments: 50% when the winner has been announced; 25% at the beginning of the project; and the remaining 25% at the end. The project will have to be finished before 30th November 2012.

Two runners-up will each receive a cash prize of €1,000.

Along with the winning entries, other photos will be selected from all those submitted to form part of a travelling national and international exhibition.


The competition is open to adult amateur and professional photographers of any nationality.

Each participant will be able to submit a maximum of ten photographs, which can be part of a series or standalone. The photographs may be in black and white or colour. Only photos taken between January 2009 and October 2011, and which have not been previously entered, will be accepted.

Deadline: October 15, 2011

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