The 4th Annual Mobile Photography Awards, founded in 2011 to recognize and celebrate the talent and imagery of the mobile phone photography & art communities, is fast approaching its 2014 submission deadline of December 1st.
The Mobile Photography Awards is the world’s longest running annual event & international competition promoting mobile phone art and photography. Alongside the annual competition (October-December), the MPA produces themed gallery exhibits with international open calls throughout the year. The MPA Grand Prize winner is awarded $3000 and the winner of the MPA Photo Essay is awarded $500.
Open to all mobile phones and tablets, the MPA has seen a steady increase of Android entries since 2011, when 96% of images submitted were from iPhones. In 2013, the MPA received over 7,000 entries from more than 1,200 photographers from nearly 75 countries.
The MPA offers photographers and artists opportunities for exhibits, open gallery calls, fine art sales, and annual cash prizes. As an organization, They have distributed nearly $50,000 directly to artists and photographers through cash prizes and fine-art sales since 2012.
“At heart, The MPA is an opportunity for people to bring attention to their work at the same time as we bring attention to the work of the community as a whole.” – MPA Founder Daniel Berman
The Mobile Photography Awards has produced more than a dozen gallery exhibits in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Melbourne, San Jose, and more.
The MPA Exhibits are a feature for the winning images from the annual competition and are chosen from thousands by a jury of twenty photographic professionals, journalists, teachers, artists and leaders of the photography, mobile photography and art worlds.
The Mobile Photography Awards has 20 photo categories. Every image entered may be placed in up to two (2) categories. All category winners receive MPA prize packs and are included on the exclusive MPA Exhibit Tour, with further opportunities for fine art sales. Grand Prize winners receive $3000 and the winner of the MPA Photo Essay is awarded $500.
Registration and uploading may be done from any device or desktop computer at www.mobilephotoawards.com/
Entry fees have remained unchanged since 2011.