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 2 – December 1 2014 ), 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. Our competition is open to images created with 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 nearly twenty 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 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 (including olloclip lenses, iStabilizer Flex Grip tripods, Photo books, and more) 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.
“With the MPA…phone photos reach fine art proportions” San Francisco Guardian