Mobile Photography Awards

Open Call for Entries for Gallery Exhibit!

Decisive: New Currents in Street Photography

DEADLINE EXTENSION! Entries accepted through July 26th, 2016

Sixteen Mile Arts Photography Gallery will showcase SIXTY (60) photographs for the exhibit, with thirty (30) prints & thirty (30) images in rotation on our digital screen. The exhibit will run throughout August, 2016

The great street photographers typically used small rangefinder cameras to capture spontaneous moments & people without being noticed. Whatever our tools may be, the street photographer is always an observer, looking for the decisive moment before it’s gone.

As Henri-Cartier Bresson, the father of modern street photography says…

“…Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again.” HCB

You may enter directly through the MPA site with your MPA sign-in credentials. Fees range from $15 for one image to $100 for 15 images.

  • Images must conform to the theme (street photography)
  • Images may be created with any type of camera, including film, digital, & mobile phone
  • Fees range from $20 for one image to $100 for 15 images.
  • Exhibit runs August, 2016
  • Artist retains 100% of copyright
  • Chosen images will be announced prior to August 3rd, 2016.
  • DEADLINE EXTENSION! Entries accepted through July 26th, 2016 at 11:59pm PST

  • LEARN MORE about Decisive right here


    2015 MPA RESULTS


    The Mobile Photography Awards were founded in 2011 to recognize and celebrate the talent and imagery of the mobile photo & art communities. Alongside our annual competition (October-December), we produce themed exhibits with international open calls throughout the year.

    If it’s true what Henri Cartier-Bresson says, that our first 10,000 photos will be our worst, then it’s safe to say that mobile photography has given people an historic opportunity to get past 10,001. The MPA is a showcase for photographers and artists who have embraced this decisive moment.


    Over the course of five years, the Mobile Photography Awards has evolved into the world’s largest annual event & competition of it’s kind. We are open to all mobile phones and tablets. The MPA offers photographers and artists opportunities for exhibits, open gallery calls, fine art sales, and annual cash prizes. We giveaway amazing products and services, and more. As an organization, we have distributed nearly $60,000 directly to artists and photographers through cash prizes and fine-art sales.

    “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


    Since 2011, the Mobile Photography Awards has produced more than a dozen successful exhibits in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Toronto, Melbourne, San Jose, and more.

    “With the MPA…phone photos reach fine art proportions” San Francisco Guardian

    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.

    mpacatresFRONTThe 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.

    Our entry fees have remained unchanged since 2011. $20 for three (3) images, $30 for five (5) images, $50 for nine (9) images and $100 for twenty images. The MPA Photo Essay has it’s own entry fee of $30.

    The Grand Prize Winner receives $3000US. The winner of the MPA Photo Essay is awarded $500US.

    Images above left to right: Matt Gee, Cedric Blanchon, Marie Matthews.