Médicos del Mundo Photography Contest

Deadline: 31 October 2014
Open to: adult amateur and professional photographers worldwide
Award: €6,000 to develop a photo project related to the work of Médicos del Mundo


Médicos del Mundo have recently announced the call for the 18th 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.


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


The winner will receive a project grant worth € 6,000 to develop a photo project related to the work of Médicos del Mundo. The grant will cover all project expenses and will be paid in three installments: 50% at the announcement of the winner; 25% at the beginning of the project; and the remaining 25% at the end.


In order to enter the competition each participant should submit a maximum of ten photographs, which can be part of a series or standalone, and a personal data questionnaire. Please consider that only photos taken between January 2012 and October 2014, and which have not been previously entered, will be accepted. Photos must be sent in digital format by one of the following procedures:

  • Mailed on a properly protected CD or DVD, with the entrant’s name clearly identified, to the following address: Médicos del Mundo, C/ Conde de Vilches, 15, 28028 Madrid, España. Attention: PARTICIPANTE EN EL XVIII PREMIO INTERNACIONAL DE FOTOGRAFÍA HUMANITARIA LUIS VALTUEÑA.
  • E-mailed topremioluisvaltuena@medicosdelmundo.org.
  • Delivered in an envelope duly protected, to the attention above indicated with the name of the author clearly identified, to Médicos del Mundo’s reception desk.

The deadline to submit your photos is 31 October 2014. The awards will be presented publicly in January 2014.

For enquiries please contact: premioluisvaltuena@medicosdelmundo.org.

The official call 


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