Médicos del Mundo-Spain Call for Entries for the Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award


medicosdelmundoMédicos del Mundo Spain (MdM-Spain, Doctors of the world Spain) is  calling for entries from adult amateur and professional photographers of any nationality for the Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award to denounce the situation of millions of people in the World.

Eligible photographs must narrate or tell a story related to these topics: humanitarian action, international cooperation, social exclusion, human rights violations, armed conflicts, natural disasters, refugee and immigrant populations or socially excluded groups.

Photographs which must be submitted in digital format must have been taken between January 1, 2017 and October 30, 2018, and must have not been previously awarded to qualify. Each participant is allowed to submit a maximum of ten photographs, which can be different or parts of a series.

Photographs must be sent in JPEG format with a minimum resolution of 300 ppi/ppp, all high quality (12) compressed images with an Adobe RGB or SRGB color profile and must have a minimum size of 40 cms on their smallest side.

Photographs must be sent via WeTransfer and must not bear any mark identifying the entrant. They should be sent by e-mail to: premioluisvaltuena@medicosdelmundo.org with the subject line: XXII  Premio Luis Valtueña with entrant’s name and surname.

Entrants should submit a completed entry form downloadable        from: http://www.medicosdelmundo.es/premioluisvaltuena/wp- content/uploads/2010/05/Cuestionario-a-rellenar.doc along with their photographs.

The award winner will receive a project grant of 6,000 euros (amount before tax, depending on the winner’s nationality and situation) to develop a photography project composed of at least 50 photos and a 30 minute video shoot related to the work of MdM-Spain, whether in Spain or in other countries where the organization is undertaking humanitarian action or international cooperation programmes.

Further information application can be found at: http://www.medicosdelmundo.org/premioluisvaltuena/ .

The winner together with MdM-Spain will define the objectives and the development of the project, taking into account common interests and the operative security conditions related to possible destinations.

Once the project’s terms are settled, MdM- Spain will not demand an account of those expenses. The grant will be given in three parts: 50% after the judges’ decision, 25% when the project starts and the remaining 25% when the winner concludes the project.

MdM-Spain will select other photos from all those submitted to form part of a travelling exhibition along with the winning entries. MdM-Spain will identify the photographers whose works have been chosen in their promotion.

The judging panel, comprising of leading photographers and MdM-Spain representatives, will meet 45 days after the submission deadline in order to select the winners. the panel will announce the winner of the project grant and at least three finalists, as previously mentioned after the panel has chosen the winners.

The awards ceremony will be held at a public event January or February 2019 on a date and at a time to be determined.

By participating in the Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Competition, entrants expressly accept its conditions of entry including that MdM-Spain may postpone, shorten, extend, modify, cancel or suspend the competition if necessary. They absolve MdM-Spain of all responsibility, provided it has communicated any change in an appropriate way.

The winner and other finalists, in agreeing to the conditions of entry, afford MdM-Spain and its international network, the worldwide, non-exclusive right to make use of the winning entries until they revert to the public domain. Specifically, they transfer the right to reproduce, distribute, transform and publicly communicate their work, according to the following terms

The work of these successful entrants will feature in the travelling exhibition.

This is the 22nd consecutive year Médicos del Mundo will be conducting the Award. The award is as a tribute to and in recognition of Luis Valtueña, Flors Sirera, Manuel Madrazo, and Mercedes Navarro, Médicos del Mundo aid workers who were 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.

Deadline for submission of your photographs is November 9, 2018 by midnight Spanish continental time.

With its headquarters in Madrid, Spain, MdM-Spain is an independent association that works to implement the right to health for all people, especially those living in poverty, gender inequality and social exclusion or are victims of human crisis.