Mobile Photography Awards

Now open for 2017!

View the Photos of 2016 Grand Prize Winner Giles Clarke.

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View the Winners & Honorable Mentions for all 18 Photo Categories.

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View the Winner & Top Three finalists of the MPA Photo Essay.

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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.

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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.

“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

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2016coverThe Mobile Photography Awards has 18 photo categories plus a Photo Essay with it’s own prize of $500. 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.

Entry fees are $15 for one (1) image, $30 for three (3) images, $50 for six (6) images and $100 for fifteen (15) images. The MPA Photo Essay has it’s own entry fee of $29 with its own award of $500.

The Grand Prize Winner receives $3000 (US)