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2020 call for proposals opens with important new features

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The deadline to apply for the 24th edition of the Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Prize, awarded each year by Médicos del Mundo to photographers who, through their images, denounce injustices and abuses, or bear witness to those who fight them, is now open.

What’s new in this edition!

This year, taking into account the difficult situation we are going through, especially within the photographic community, we have decided to change the format of our award, which will no longer be a work grant but a cash prize of 6,000 €, directly to the winner of the contest.

In addition, thanks to the sponsorship of Leica Camera Iberia, a reference camera, the Q2 (valued at almost 5,000 euros) and a set of 10 recently published photobooks, provided by Editorial La Fábrica, will be added to this amount.

As if that were not enough, we are launching a new platform that will facilitate the reception and management of applications, and for those who participate, the submission of their projects. In this edition, all applications must be submitted exclusively through the Picter platform, with free registration.

Key dates:

>> he deadline for submission of papers is open until October 11.

>> The jury will meet in November and the decision will be announced in the middle of that month.

>> The exhibition of the winning works and the award ceremony will be held in January 2021 at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid, as long as the health situation permits.



How to participate?


Go to the call for proposals page and read the terms and conditions

The rules are available in PDF format in English, Spanish or French. If you have any questions, you can consult the FAQ page, and if after reading it you still do not find an answer, you can send us an e-mail.



Click on Submit my request

The link will direct you to Picter, where you will be prompted to create an account or log in. If you are not already registered on the platform, you will need to register. Once you have logged in, just follow each of the steps carefully.



Upload content

Upload between 5 and 10 photos. The images must be in JPG format and no larger than 3 MB each. The ideal resolution is 3000px on the larger side. You can only submit one project.



Review and submit

Review all the information and when it is the way you want it, submit your project. The jury will evaluate all applications in November 2020, and then the result will be communicated directly to the selected persons.