Médicos del Mundo Spain announces the 25th Luis Valtueña Photography competition, 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.
Luis Valtueña Photography Competition Details
By giving this competition the name of the photographer and international aid worker Luis Valtueña, they pay tribute to his memory and the other three humanitarian aid workers of the association murdered in Rwanda (1997) and Bosnia (1995) out of their duties.
It is also their wish to highlight the human values they represent. If you are interested in participating in this call for entries, please click here for the terms and conditions (also available in English and French).
The submitted images must narrate a story related to one of these topics: health, natural disasters, humanitarian action, international cooperation, social exclusion, violation of human rights, armed conflicts, vulnerable groups, and refugee and/or migrant populations.
Who can enter the competition?
The competition is open to 18 years or older amateur and professional photographers of any nationality who are familiar with the documentary and / or photojournalistic approach.
Competition Entry fee
The Competition is free to enter.
Luis Valtueña Photography Competition Prizes 2023
- Cash prize of € 6,000.
- A professional camera Leica Q2 worth a total of €5,120.
- A set of 10 photobooks published by La Fábrica.
In addition, the winner and the finalists will also have their work published in the catalog and displayed in the collective and itinerant exhibition that Médicos del Mundo Spain shall produce.
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 at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, scheduled for March 2024.
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.
This year, entries must be submitted exclusively in digital format via the Picter website. If you are not yet registered on the platform, you will need to create an account in order to participate.
You will only be able to submit a single application. Once your submission is successfully submitted, you will receive a confirmation email.
Each entrant must submit the following documentation:
- – Personal and contact details
- – Curriculum vitae
- – A series of between 5 (minimum) and 10 (maximum) photographs, in colour and/or in black and white
- – Description of the project presented, including captions
For entry requirements or further information, please refer to the contest rules.
The registration period ends on Friday, October 20th, 2023.
You can check the competition website following this link.
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