4th Annual Mobile Photography Awards

Call for Entries: The 4th Annual Mobile Photography Awards

October 2 – December 1, 2014

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 four 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 $50,000 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.

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. Our entry fees have remained unchanged since 2011.


Mobile Photo Workshop: Toronto


Come join MPA Founder Daniel Berman and Tiny Collective member and photographer Dan Cristea for an all-day mobile photography bootcamp/workshop and photowalk. If you’re in or near Toronto on November 8th this is a must-attend event! The workshop takes place in the gallery space/media room at the main Henry’s Camera at 119 Church St. 10:00am-4:00pm. Registration is limited to just 25 people. Click for more information and to REGISTER for the TORONTO MOBILE PHOTO WORKSHOP.

MPA Featured on SGNL by SONY

When we were in San Jose in April at the Silicon Valley Contemporary Art Fair, Discovery Digital Networks shot a segment about Mobile Photography on behalf of SGNL by Sony. They did a wonderful job featuring street photographer and MPA jury member Roger Clay, landscape man and friend to the MPA Paul Marsh, and our founder Daniel Berman.Petapixel ran an article on the piece with some insightful commentary. The video is below. Hope you enjoy it!