Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award 2020

Médicos del Mundo Spain announces the 24th 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.

call for entries Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award
Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award

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.

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.

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.


•6,000 euros
•A professional camera Leica Q2 worth a total of €4,990
•A set of 10 photobooks published by La Fábrica.

Entry deadline: 11th October 2020

Before submitting to this award, it’s recommended that you read the terms and conditions of the call.

This year, entries must be submitted exclusively in digital format via the Picter website. Each entrant must submit the following documentation:
– Personal and contact details
– Curriculum vitae
– Description of the project presented
– A series of between 5 (minimum) and 10 (maximum) photographs, in colour and / or in black and white.

Each participant may submit up to 10 digital images, which can be part of a series or standalone.

Image requirements: JPEG images (* .jpg) with an average quality of 5000 pixels in the longest dimension and 72 dpi / dpi resolution, using the Adobe RGB (preferred) or sRGB color space. The weight of each file should not exceed 3 MB.


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