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Luis Valtueña Humanitarian Photography Award 2022


Médicos del Mundo Spain announces the 26th 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.

By giving this competition the name of the photographer and international aid worker Luis Valtueña, we pay tribute to his memory and the other three humanitarian aid workers of the association murdered in Rwanda (1997) and Bosnia (1995) out their duties. It is also our wish to highlight the human values they represent.

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, refugee and/or migrant populations.




€ 6,000 Cash prize

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, scheduled for March 2023.

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.


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.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Winning and shortlisted entrants agree to grant to Médicos del Mundo Spain and to Doctors of the World International Network a non-exclusive, worldwide license, without any remuneration being due, to use the images in any manner and media until the images become public property.


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