The Mobiography Awards is an international mobile photography competition that showcases the best smartphone photography from around the world.
Mobile photographers from around the world will once again be asked to submit their very best work that captures the world around them. Categories include: Street Photography, Architecture & the Urban Environment, Landscape & Nature,People & Portraits, Abstract & Digital Art, Family & Home Life, Black & White and Travel/A Sense of Place.
During the open call period for submissions, Mobiography will be presenting a series of free online learning events designed to offer added value to the mobile photography community.
Deadline Extension Announced: Competition Closes in:
Mobiography Photographer of the Year:
First Place Photo Category Winners:
All honourable mentions and category winners will be featured in a special issue of Mobiography Magazine.
There will also be prize draw giveaways up for grabs to anyone who enters. Check out the live learning events on Youtube for more details.
Awards Closing Date: Sunday 18th September 2022
Live Online Learning Workshops on
During the open call period when the competition is accepting entries, we will be presenting a series of free, online learning events and interviews designed to offer added value to the mobile photography community.
This is unique approach. No other competition in the mobile photography space hosts such events.
Meet the Judges
We will be presenting a series of online events where we meet and talk to some of the judges about their photography, the approach they take and what they look for in a killer, award-winning photograph.
Mobile Photography Masterclass
The live learning events will also host a series of workshops which aim to teach and inspire you with top tips and words of wisdom that will help you take better photos with your smartphone.
Dates For Your Diary
Make sure you don’t miss our live learning events on Youtube.
25th June: Mobiography Awards Launch Show featuring Laurence Bouchard and Elaine Taylor
23rd July: Dan Rubin – Instagram and the Photographers Mindset
13th August: Jack Hollingsworth – How to Shoot Stunning Portrait Photos
27th August: To Be Confirmed
10th September: To Be Confirmed
Competition Closes in:
Got Any Questions?
We have compiled a list of some commonly asked questions that you may have such as how to enter, what the categories are and what are the key dates for your diary. For more information on these and other questions, click the FAQ button below .
Dan Rubin is a well-known name in the film photography community; as well as being an accomplished film photographer and teacher who works with Ilford, Leica and other big names, he’s well established as a top digital creative who was there right at the beginning with Instagram (he currently has nearly 700,000 followers).
Created by Joanne Carter a Professional Journalist and Photographer, TheAppWhisperer is the most popular and trusted mobile photography and art website in the world. With a team of over twenty editors, TheAppWhisperer has built a global reputation, recognising and curating the very best mobile photography and art in the industry. TheAppWhisperer has become a tool of reference for many of the imaging industry’s press, manufacturers and photography magazines and specialised websites. It represents the pinnacle of mobile photography and art and continues to grow at an extraordinary rate, every single day.
Joanne is also a professional photographer and associate of the British Industry of Professional Photographers, and columnist for Vogue Italia, contributing editor to LensCulture, contributor to the BBC and has worked as a journalist for Professional Photographer Magazine, NikonPro Magazine, DPReview.com, Android Magazine, The Times, The Sunday Times, Popular Photography & Imaging, The Guardian, Digital Arts Magazine, London Features International, Which Magazine, Readers Digest, Graphix magazine, ePhotoZine.com. Joanne has presented at the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea as well as at The Photography Show in the UK. She has also lead as Judge for various mobile photography competitions including the Mobile Photo Awards, MIRA, FiPA, mDAC and now the Mobiography Awards.
Jo Bradford is a professional photographer and leading industry voice in smartphone photography. She is the author of the bestselling books, ‘Smartphone, Smart Photography’ and ‘Smart Phone, Smart Photo Editing’ and is a respected teacher. Jo delivers masterclasses for the Royal Photographic Society, and runs creativity workshops for the Photography Department at Falmouth University. She lives in Dartmoor National Park, UK, and owns Green Island Studios.
Jen Pollack-Bianco is an award winning travel photographer and writer. Her mobile photography images have appeared everywhere from magazines (including TIME, Mobiography, and Afar) to popular websites (Buzzfeed, Mashable, Lonely Planet).
Two of her images were featured in Apple’s first Shot on iPhone campaign. She is a graduate of University of Southern California’s Peter Stark Producing Program and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her photographs have won awards from NATJA (the North American Travel Journalists Association), the MPA (Mobile Photo Awards), and IPPA (iPhone Photo Awards).
She has worked on social media campaigns for luxury brands including Krug Champagne, St. Regis Hotels, and Andaz Hotels. When not traveling, Jen divides her time between Seattle, Los Angeles and Jackson, Wyoming.
Benjamin Foo is the co-founder of Monogram Asia, an integrated photography platform based in Singapore that facilitates the learning and sharing of all things photography between the West & Asia thru Workshops Events, Co-Publishing, Travel & Community Engagement.
He has collaborated with Artist across various genre of Photography – notably Michael Kenna, Daido Moriyama, Eric Kim, kenro Izu. Brendan Ó Sé, Hengki Koentjoro, Xyza Cruz Bacani and various photography community groups and organizations to promote learning in the creative process of photography. You can check out some of his engagement projects at www.monogramasia.com
He is always with his phone or camera during his travels and loves all forms of creative arts besides photography.
Elaine Taylor is a passionate iPhone photographer from Yorkshire, UK, who has been taking photos with her iPhone for over 12 years. Elaine is currently in her 6th year of a 365 photography project which has directly inspired many others to start their own projects.
Elaine is an active member of the wider mobile photography community, which has led to her being a moderator of multiple Instagram groups, a beta-tester for a range of popular mobile photography apps, and has delivered smartphone photography workshops. She has also been a member of several photography competition juries.
Elaine’s work has been included in exhibitions and featured in printed publications such as Shooter Magazine and Black+White Photography magazine. She has received several awards/mentions in international mobile photography competitions, including being a first-place winner in the Portrait category of the International iPhone Photography Awards.
Tanya Kiang has been the Director of the Gallery of Photography in Dublin since 1998, becoming CEO and Artistic Co-Director in 2014. This publicly funded organisation is leading the development of photography and lens based art in Ireland. She has curated exhibitions by many leading international photographers, and has a keen interest in developing the audience for contemporary photography through publications and outreach projects. She is a jury member on numerous international photography panels and is a regular reviewer at international photofestivals. Projects include curated exhibitions for Irish Museum of Modern Art, for New York Photo Festival, Fotohof Salzburg and Three Shadows Gallery, Beijing; monographs on Helen Hooker O’Malley, Pete Smyth, and Miriam O’Connor; and partner on “A Woman’s Work” Creative Europe platform.
Andy Butler is a UK mobile photographer, and founder/editor of Mobiography Magazine, a digital magazine dedicated to mobile photography.
Andy’s love for mobile photography started after discovering Instagram one day in 2012. Being inspired by a number of the iPhone photography communities at that time, Andy went on to launch the website Mobiography.net which offered tips, tutorials, interviews and showcased the work of the many people that were inspiring him at that time.
In April 2013, Andy launched a supporting digital magazine called Mobiography Magazine. Available to download on iOS, Android and Pocketmags.com, the Mobiography app offers readers insightful articles, reviews and interviews with talented mobile photographers. In April 2021 it celebrated its 8th anniversary publication. Over the past 8 years it has become a well-trusted name in the mobile photography community.
Brendan Ó Sé
Brendan Ó Sé is an award-winning fine art photographer/iPhone photographer from Cork, Ireland.
Brendan was part of the original Apple #shotoniPhone global campaign of images shot on iPhone 6 in 2015. In 2017 he was iPhone Photographer of the Year. As well as winning many awards in international prestigious competitions, Brendan has been invited to speak about and exhibit his work around the world. Brendan’s mobile photography workshops in Ireland are very popular and he has also been invited to give workshops in places such as Cyprus, Portugal, Iceland, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Hong Kong. In recent times, he has delivered his workshops fully online to a global audience.
Using the iPhone Brendan tries to see and create in unusual ways and this results in some unique imagery and striking street photography.