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14 Sep 2023

Compete 34th Maria Luisa Photo & Video Contest

Memorial Maria Luisa Oviedo, Principality of Asturias, Spain

Memorial Maria Luisa

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: December 1, 2023 – The 34edition of the Memorial Maria Luisa de Photography and video is about to begin. This time the contest is made up of fourteen thematic categories on the Mountain, Nature and Adventure, in addition to the specific category of videos. In addition, on this occasion, a Thematic Category dedicated exclusively to photographs and videos taken at night is also convened.

Year after year photographers from all over the world take part in this contest, having done it already from more than 100 different countries. With the passing of the years the contest has become a meeting place not only for widely recognized international photographers, but also for undiscovered talent and new photographers.

All photographers and filmmakers who so desire, amateur or professional, may take part.


  • The Overall Winner of the “XXXVI Memorial Maria Luisa” will be awarded a cash prize of €3.000 *, a Trophy, a Diploma, a book portfolio and two invitations to the awards gala. The Overall Winner will be chosen from the fourteen category winners; the Jury will give the Prize to the most memorable & shocking caption. The overall winner will receive a cash prize €3.000, including the amount corresponding to his/her category.
  • Winner Prize of each Category of photos: € 300, Trophy, Diploma, a book portfolio and two invitations to the awards gala.
  • Young Photographers Prize: It will be awarded to the best photograph submitted by contestants not having reached the age of nineteen years on 1st December 2023. It will consist of a Samsung 4G tablet, trophy, diploma, book portfolio and two invitations to the awards gala.
  • Special award for the theme of the year: it will be a Citizen BN0151 Watch, trophy, diploma, a book portfolio and two invitations to the awards gala.
  • Award for best video, film, documentary of 33 MML. This prize will be endowed with a voucher worth €3000 *, which can be exchanged, directly and at the request of the winner, for products marketed by Foto Ruano, trophy, diploma, book portfolio and two invitations to the awards gala.

The gala of the prizes will take place in Infiesto and in Oviedo – Asturias, on 17th and 18th May 2024, in the place and hour that to the effect will be indicated by the Organization. This will provide accommodation free of charge to the winner and accompanying person, in order to facilitate their attendance to such acts. The other acts parallel to the same as exhibition, projections, etc, will take place the days before that date and the following day.

All contestants will be able to submit a free first photograph to the contest; for the rest of the photos and videos, the participation fee for this year will be €22 (VAT included) for adult photographers, a single payment will allow competing in all categories including videos and films; for the novice-under 19 photographers, participation is free.

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The “Memorial Mari­a Luisa International Mountain and Nature Photo Contest” is created as a means of remembering Maria Luisa Alvarez Alvarez, as a mountaineer who lived friendship intensely in the mountains and everywhere.

Yet it is in the mountains where her joy, her songs and the nostalgia for the happy days that we lived with her will remain for ever. She died in a mountain accident on 18th November 1990.

For this reason, the founders of this Memorial, named after her, decided that the mountains, nature and any thing related to them are the subject of the photos.

Memorial María Luisa
Apartado de Correos 19
33530 Infiesto (Asturias – Spain)

Opportunity Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 09 Sept thru Oct and Open to Artists Worldwide. Benefits: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition - Group, In-Kind Benefit, and Publication.

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