Mobile Photo Awards

Winning images go on the MPA Gallery Tour, Fine Art Exhibits, OlloClip Lenses for all category winners, Canvas Pop gift cards, Postagram cards, HatchCraft Bamboo Frames and more!

October 5th - December 15th, 2012

$30 for 5 images / $20 for 3 images


Each submitted image may be entered in up to THREE CATEGORIES - categories are selected when uploading.

Click the categories below to learn more about each one.

Photo Categories Judges Special Categories:

Abstracts & Fine Art Jeff Alu CONNECT with DPReview
Animals Richard Gray Macro/Details with OLLOCLIP
Architecture & Design Marty Yawnick The JUXT Award for Photo Journalism
Beach LIfe Andy Royston The ArtHaus Photo Essay
Black & White Misho Baranovic
Children Eelco Roos
Digital Painting/Appstacts Nettie Edwards
Landscapes Robert-Paul Jansen
People & Portraits Dutch Doscher
Performing Arts Dixon Hamby
Plants & Flowers Kimberly Post Rowe
Self-Portraits Emily Rose
Street Photography Eric Kim
Transportation Glyn Evans
Travel Jack Hollingsworth
Visual FX/Layers Daria Polichetti
$3000 for MPA Photographer of the year - Click to Enter!

About the Mobile Photo Awards

The Mobile Photo Awards were founded to promote and harness the global phenomenon of mobile, or cell-phone, photography and art. The awards are committed to presenting the art-form in galleries and exhibits.

We have a simple fee of $20 for three images and $30 for five images with every image allowed to enter three categories. The entry fees for the Mobile Photo Awards are used to offset the costs of prizes, prints, framing, display, shipping, infrastructure, and a gallery tour. Given the terrific success both with crowds, the press and print sales for the 2011 MPA, we believe our fees are quite reasonable and well in line with open gallery calls for events with far less exposure and benefits.

The short-term goal of the Mobile Photo Awards is to celebrate the medium of mobile photography, the artists, the developers who create the applications and, of course, the beauty of the images. We believe that in order to bring the pictures into the public eye the medium must move beyond online photo sharing. While we are huge proponents of the online photo community we also feel that sometimes the images must be tactile, printed and framed, viewed on walls in a public space, and treated with the public respect accorded other art-forms. In order to achieve this goal, we have founded the Mobile Photo Awards in the hopes that the very best artists and images will be discovered in this manner.

The long-term goal of the Mobile Photo Awards is to continue hosting the annual awards, promote and produce gallery shows, and help raise the level public respect for our medium. We also aim to help educate and inform the art world that these images are remarkable and the tool used to create them is ultimately not as important as the images themselves.

In other words, we believe that mobile photography is no different than what some refer to as “real” photography. Mobile Photography *is* real photography. It’s also a unique art form practiced by millions, a growing global eco-system of artists and app developers, many of whom have created extraordinary images and applications and deserve more attention than can be provided by Instagram hearts or Flickr Favorites.

So, welcome to the second annual Mobile Photo Awards!

We sincerely hope you will join us in our vision to expand the horizons of mobile photography and art.

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions - we love to hear from you.

All the best,

Daniel Berman
Founder of the Mobile Photo Awards.

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