XV Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award

Deadline: 15 October 2011
Open to: amateur and professional photographers worldwide
Prizes: first prize – project grant worth €8,000, cash prize of €1,000 for the two runners-up

Médicos del Mundo presents the Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award 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.


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


  • 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.
  • The photographs must be submitted in digital format (in both TIFF with a CMYK color profile and JPEG with RGB color profile format) with a minimum resolution of 300 ppi/ppp, in high quality compression (12) and with a minimum size of 30 cm (shorter side)


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. The project will have to be finished before 30th November 2012.

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


Photographs should be mailed on a properly protected CD or DVD (in the two formats, as indicated above) with the entrant’s name identified, to the following address:

MÉDICOS DEL MUNDO, C/ Conde de Vilches, 15, 28028 Madrid, España,

E-mail entries will not be accepted.

The deadline for the submission of the entries is 15 October 2011.

The Official Website

Leave a Reply