25th Luis Valtueña Humanitarian Photography Award 2021

€ 6,000 Cash prize


Médicos del Mundo Spain announces the 25th 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.

The jurors for 2021 are Alessandra Sanguinetti (United States), Ana María Arévalo (Venezuela), Claudi Carreras (Spain), Fiona Shields (United Kingdom), Francisco Carrasco (Spain) y Susana Vera (Spain).


- € 6,000 Cash prize
- A professional camera Leica Q2 worth a total of €5,120
- A set of 10 photobooks published by La Fábrica.

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 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:

The entrant must comply with current intellectual property laws and the right to self-image, responsibly declaring that the dissemination or reproduction of the work in all media and formats determined by Médicos del Mundo, for the promotion of the competition itself and / or the educational and awareness projects, will not harm or infringe on any right of the entrant or third parties.


People Photojournalism