Luis Valtueña Photography Award 2013

     Category:  Photography
     Deadline:  October 31, 2013  (expired!)
     Contest's Website:  [link]

    Once again Médicos del Mundo presents the Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award, now in its seventeenth consecutive year, to denounce the situation of millions of people in the World.

    This 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. Their memory serves to ensure that each year victims of injustice are brought to light. Give them a voice through your gaze. And in doing so, together, we can bring injustice to an end.

    Entries must be related to any of the following themes:

    Humanitarian action
    International co-operation

    Each participant can 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 2011 and October 2013, and which have not been previously entered, will be accepted.

    Photographs must be sent in digital format with a minimum resolution of 300 ppi/ppp in the following two formats: TIFF (with a CMYK color profile) or JPEG (with RGB color profile). The images should be in of high quality compression and with the minimum size being 30cm on the shortest side.

    There is no entry fee.


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


    The first prize winner will receive a project grant worth 6,000 Euro (approx. 7,800 USD) to develop a photo project related to the work of Médicos del Mundo, whether in Spain or another country.

    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 December 15th 2014.