Beca Joana Biarnés, a grant for young photojournalists

The Beca Joana Biarnés is a grant for young photojournalists that work in Spain.

Created in 2019, in tribute to the first Spanish female photojournalist, is an award organized annually by the Photographic Social Vision Foundation.

The aim of this grant is to support the professional development of
young photojournalists, under 35 years old,
identified with the principles and values ​​of the best visual journalism, and
encourage them to bring to light social topics of necessary diffusion and reflection,
focusing on the Spanish geography.


An expert jury of recognized prestige evaluates the proposals received and awards 8,000 euros to the winning author or team to develop their photojournalistic research, which must be carried out over nine months.

During that time, they benefit from the advice of a tutor with extensive teaching and professional experience and they will also be able to count on photographic equipment provided by Foto Ruano Pro.

The final result of the granted project has a guarantee of public diffusion through the most appropriate medium. The authors will also have access to the narrative journalism workshop held by the specialized magazine  5W.

All finalist authors will also get 3 months of free subscription to 5W online content. In addition, EFTI – Centro Internacional de Fotografía y Cine offers courses valued at 3,700 euros to be distributed equally among the finalists who are not selected as winners.


The winner of the IV edition has been “Demotanasia”, by Adra Pallón. Also find out about the winning projects of the 3rd edition, the 2nd edition and the 1st edition of the Beca Joana Biarnés.


Read in Spanish the RULES of the V Beca Joana Biarnés

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