$3000 Grand Prize
$250 for each of our 12 Category Winners
$500 Photo Essay Prize…and much more!

The Mobile Photo Awards is the longest running international competition open exclusively to photographs shot & edited on all mobile phones and tablets. Founded in 2011, we recognize and celebrate the talent and imagery of the mobile phone 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 legendary street photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson says, that our first 10,000 photos will be our worst, then it’s safe to say that mobile phone 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.

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

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.

The MPA Exhibits are a feature for the winning images from the annual competition and are chosen from thousands by a jury of photographic professionals, journalists, teachers, artists and leaders of the photography, mobile photography and art worlds.

Since inception, The Mobile Photo Awards has awarded more than $50,000 directly to mobile photo artists.

“At heart, The MPA is an opportunity for people to bring attention to their own work at the same time as we bring attention to the work of the whole community.” – MPA Founder Daniel Berman


The Mobile Photography Awards has 12 photo categories including 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 $250

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

OVER $10,000 in CASH PRIZES FOR 2022!