Angel Milestone International Photography Prize

 Deadline Date: May 24, 2024

 Donor Name: Jalón Ángel Archive

 Grant Size: $1000 to $10,000

Nominations are now open for the 10th Angel Milestone International Photography Prize.

Ángel Hilario García de Jalón Hueto (1898-1976), better known as Jalón Ángel, was one of the most prominent figures of portrait photography in Spain during his 50 years of professional career. This photographer, of great social and human impact, began his earliest training in Logroño and perfected it in the first decade of the twentieth century, first in Lyon and then in Paris. In 1926 he settled in Zaragoza, where he combined his most personal and creative photography, specialising in travel, urban and natural landscapes, with his studio portraits.

His social concern led him to promote, in 1953, the San Valero Professional School, the root of the current San Valero Group, whose aim was to provide access to working life through the training of young people and adults without adequate resources.

This award pays tribute to the memory of Jalón Ángel with two annual categories: Portrait, a genre in which he excelled at a national level, and Travel and Traditions, to which he devoted much of his photographic creativity and interest. In addition, a special category dedicated to Cultural Heritage has been added to this year’s edition.

Entries must belong to one of the following genres:

  • Portrait: spontaneous or posed. The subject of the image is a single person or several (group portrait). The image must be focused on the person/s. Portraits of animals, or photographs of objects or plants are not allowed.
  • Travel: photographs showing the natural, cultural, or traditional peculiarities of a country (including urban or natural landscapes, but not focusing on the human figure as the main or only element).
  • Cultural Heritage: images reflecting the cultural, artistic and/or historical heritage of a community, people, or country, maintained to the present day and handed down to future generations, both tangible and intangible, and relevant to the culture of a people, a region or humanity as a whole

Prize Information

  • The following prizes will be awarded:
    • Award for best photograph in the Portrait category. Award amount: 1000 euros, emblematic trophy and diploma.
    • Award for best photograph in the Travel category. Award amount: 1000 euros, emblematic trophy and diploma.
    • Award for best photograph in Cultural Heritage category. Award amount: 1000 euros, emblematic trophy and diploma.
  • This amount will be subject to the economic withholdings stipulated by the Ministry of Finance of Spain.


  • Any author (Spanish or foreign) of legal age may participate with an original photograph.
  • The author may present a maximum of one photograph to each category.
  • The photographs will not have any element (signature, logo, initials, graphics frames etc.) which serve to identify the author of the image. If this requirement is not met, the photograph will be disqualified for the prize
  • It will not be possible to send images generated with Artificial Intelligence in whole or in part.
  • The following languages ​​are accepted in the registration form and the declaration of authorship:
    • Spanish
    • English
    • French
  • The dates for submitting images for the award are from 10 January to 24 May 2024 at 23.59 hours (Spanish time on the peninsula).
  • The winners of the awards will be announced on 27 June 2024 through the Jalón Ángel Archive website
  • The jury will contact the winners exclusively and will do so by telephone or e-mail.
  • By participating, authors guarantee that that they comply with the law on intellectual property and image rights. Therefore, the authors, with their participation confirm that they have obtained the corresponding authorisation from the people and places shown in the presented photographs. The Jalón Ángel Archive and San Jorge University will not be responsible for any claim or dispute made in this regard.
  • The organiser reserves the right to disqualify any participant who fails to comply with these rules, carries out fraudulent actions or in any other way alters the normal course of the contest.
  • The participants will be responsible for the accuracy of the identification data they provide, claims by third parties for such circumstances shall not be permitted.
  • The participation in this contest will imply the non-exclusive cession within the scope of the Jalón Ángel Archive and of the prize and its objectives of the rights of diffusion, reproduction and exhibition of the winning photographs as well as any participating photographs within non-profit actions directly related to Jalón Ángel Archive award.
  • The jury will consist of professionals with extensive experience in the field of photography. This jury will consider the following criteria for its ruling: compliance with the rules, technical quality, creative quality and aesthetic quality of the photographs.
  • The jury will give their proposals of the entries deemed worthy of the prize to the Jalón Ángel Archive Committee, who will award the prizes. Their decision is final.
  • The jury and/or the committee can decide to not award a prize to one or more categories.
  • If the jury and/or the committee deem it appropriate, different mentions will be established in each category.
  • The Archive can organise a physical and/or virtual exhibition that will include the winning photographs and the mentions and/or other participating photographs in their case.
  • The organising entity will take the utmost care in managing the entries, but does not accept responsibility in case of loss, theft, fire, flood and any other disaster that may occur during the custody of digital copies sent by participants or during the exhibition thereof.
  • The Organiser is exempt from any liability in case of malfunction of the Internet that prevents participants from taking part and fulfilling the participation requirements. The organiser is not responsible for the transmission or loss of emails or data that are not attributed to the organiser.
  • The winners should be aware that the prize money obtained will be subject to compliance with the current tax regulations for all taxpayers or, where appropriate, retention corresponding to the IRPF pursuant to said regulations.


  • The competition entries must comply with the following requirements:
    • Any photographic medium may be used, but Artificial Intelligence must not be used in all or part of the image.
    • The entry will be submitted in digital format. It is a prerequisite that the photograph submitted has the following technical conditions: .jpg format, 300 pixels per inch and 50 cms on its long side. The photograph must be at least 2 megabytes and no more than 9 megabytes. If this requirement is not met, the photograph will be disqualified for the prize.
    • Photographs may be in black and white or colour.
    • Both chemical and digital retouching must be minimal (lighting, contrast, colour balance) and must not distort the original shot. If this requirement is not met, the photograph will be disqualified for the prize.

For more information, visit Jalón Ángel Archive.

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