Mobiography Awards 2021

The Mobiography Awards is a new, international mobile photography competition that aims to showcase and document the best smartphone photography from around the world.

Mobiography Awards 2021

The Mobiography Awards is a new, international mobile photography competition that aims to showcase and document the best smartphone photography from around the world.

Mobiography Awards 2021

The Mobiography Awards is a new, international mobile photography competition that aims to showcase and document the best smartphone photography from around the world.

Open Call for Entries to the Mobiography Awards 2021

The Mobiography Awards is a new, international mobile photography competition that aims to showcase and document the best smartphone photography from around the world.

Smartphone photographers and videographers from around the world are being asked to submit their very best work that captures the world around them. Categories include: Street and Urban, Landscape and Nature, People and Portraits, Digital Art, and Video/Multimedia in the LumaTouch Moving Pictures category.

Prizes

Mobiography Photographer of the Year:

$1000

LumaTouch Moving Picture Category Winner:

$500

First Place Photo Category Winners:

$250

Category winners will also be featured and interviewed in Mobiography Magazine as well as on the hugely popular photography website, Thephoblographer.com.

All honourable mentions will be showcased on Mobiography

Sponsored By

LumaTouch
The Phoblographer logo
The Phoblographer logo

LumaTouch creates professional creative applications like LumaFusion, which has become the industry standard for professional video creators on iPads and iPhones.

We’re leading the charge into a new era of content creation by changing the perception of what kind of stories it is possible to tell with mobile touch devices. LumaTouch creates enjoyable experiences that spark joy while creators are in the midst of crafting their stories.

LumaTouch Moving Pictures Category

To help bridge the gap between the disciplines of photography and video editing, LumaTouch is sponsoring the first ever moving pictures category for the Mobiography Awards. Entrants will be judged on their ability to tell a story with a series of photos using a mobile video editing app like LumaFusion. The final creation should invoke a sense of impact and display a creative marriage between photography and video editing techniques.

Possible entries could include slideshows (with or without audio), moving images, or anything else that creates movement between multiple photos or movement within photos themselves.

The winner will be selected by the LumaTouch team.

Awards Closing Date: Friday 20th August 2021

 

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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, clcik the FAQ button below .

Not Your Average Photographic Competition

During the open call period when the competition is accepting entries, we will be presenting a series of online workshops, podcasts and presentations designed to offer added value to the international mobile photography community.

This is unique approach. No other competition in the mobile photography space hosts such events so this is something that will be a first.

Up and Coming Online Events

Meet the Judges

The first live event in an online series, where we meet and talk to the judges, Mark Fearnley and Renzo Grande about their photography, the aproach they take and what they look for in a killer, award-winning photograph.

Mobile Photography Masterclass

Award-winning photographer, Brendan O Se, delivers a short masterclass that aims to teach you his top tips and words of wisdom that will help you take better photos with your smartphone.

Podcast Interviews

As part of our series of online events that will be held during the submission period, Mobiography’s Andy Butler will be interviewing a series of talented mobile photographers and artists to find out more about their journey and what drives their passion.

Competition Closes in:

Day(s)

:

Hour(s)

:

Minute(s)

:

Second(s)

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 .

Enter the Mobiography Awards

The Judges

Meri Aaron Walker

Meri Aaron Walker has been a photographer and printmaker for over 50 years. Since 2009, she has used only her iPhones and iPads to make images that have been widely awarded and collected, including a recent purchase by Harvard Medical School for their Transformational Medicine Building.

Meri has an MA from the University of Texas, Austin, where she also taught photography. She has extensive experience in photojournalism, fine art photography, and printmaking and has juried six national and international mobile photography exhibitions.

Prior to becoming “iPhoneArtGirl,” Meri’s traditional photographic and alternative process prints had been widely collected for 30 years. With extensive experience both as a classroom teacher and as an online coach and small-group instructor in her private practice, Meri is a valued mobile photography and art teacher at arts centers and colleges on the east, west and third coasts of the US.

Jen Pollack Bianco

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.

Mark Fearnley

Mark Fearnley is a UK-based fine art street photographer who is completely impassioned by photography. 

Mark offers fine art street photography workshops in London and everyone is welcome – from amateurs to professionals, mobile phone to DSLR users. Using a range of DSLRs and specialising in iPhone photography himself, an expert like Mark believes that the best camera you own is the one that you have with you.

Mark has a distinct style of black and white street photography which features bold lines, curves, shadows, silhouettes and solitary figures. The quality of his photography shines through and as a result he has a rapidly growing following of over 119,000 people on Instagram. 

Renzo Grande

Renzo Grande is a photographer who focuses his passion and sensitivity to document daily street stories with a sense of perpetual iconic emotions.

Originally from Lima – Peru and currently based in New York City Renzo’s work has been featured in Photo France, Los Angeles Times, Serie Oro Italia, Efsyn News Greece, United Nations UNDP Humanum, among others.

Renzo is the founder of the 24HourProject, a worldwide documentary of the Human Condition through street photography. The quality of his portraits and street images has managed to capture the attention of almost 40,000 followers on Instagram.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat forged the Phoblographer in the heat resulting from the effects of 2008’s economic recession. Today, he manages the delicate balance of the Editorial and Business sides of the site. Chris has worked all around the industry: PDN, PCMag, IGN, Geek.com, Imaging Resource, Magnum Photos, Gear Patrol, B&H Photo Video, American Photographic Artists, etc. He’s a former paparazzo, wedding photographer, and photojournalist. These days he’s mostly a conceptual photographer. His photography can be found at The Gampat. He’s best known for a viral photo series around New York’s love of pizza! Quotes and interviews of Chris have been featured in national magazines, newspapers, and television such as the LA TimesGlamour MagazineCTVNYTimesMichelinCreative LiveStudio C41, etc.

Andy Butler

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.

Glen Mulcahy

Glen Mulcahy is the co-founder and managing director of Mojofest Ltd and the owner of Titanium-Media, his media training business.

The former head of Innovation with RTÉ, Ireland’s national public broadcaster, Glen has inspired and driven the growth of mobile journalism within RTÉ’s newsroom and across other European broadcasters. Glen was the founder and event manager of RTÉ Mojocon and he was the lead on RTÉ’s mobile journalism project (“mojo”).

Glen has trained in excess of 7000 journalists in the US, Europe and the Middle East, across television, radio, print and online and his specialities are Mobile Journalism, Video Journalism, VR/360 and Photography.

He has spoken at numerous media industry events including, IBC Conference, EBU News Technology summit, Aljazeera Forum, News Rewired, ITV News conference, 3XEDigital, Connected TV World Summit, Remote Production Conference and more.

The Judges

Meri Walker

Meri Aaron Walker has been a photographer and printmaker for over 50 years. Since 2009, she has used only her iPhones and iPads to make images that have been widely awarded and collected, including a recent purchase by Harvard Medical School for their Transformational Medicine Building.

Meri has an MA from the University of Texas, Austin, where she also taught photography. She has extensive experience in photojournalism, fine art photography, and printmaking and has juried six national and international mobile photography exhibitions.

Prior to becoming “iPhoneArtGirl,” Meri’s traditional photographic and alternative process prints had been widely collected for 30 years. With extensive experience both as a classroom teacher and as an online coach and small-group instructor in her private practice, Meri is a valued mobile photography and art teacher at arts centers and colleges on the east, west and third coasts of the US.

Jen Pollack Bianco

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.

Mark Fearnley

Mark Fearnley is a UK-based fine art street photographer who is completely impassioned by photography.

Mark offers fine art street photography workshops in London and everyone is welcome – from amateurs to professionals, mobile phone to DSLR users. Using a range of DSLRs and specialising in iPhone photography himself, an expert like Mark believes that the best camera you own is the one that you have with you.

Mark has a distinct style of black and white street photography which features bold lines, curves, shadows, silhouettes and solitary figures. The quality of his photography shines through and as a result he has a rapidly growing following of over 119,000 people on Instagram.

Renzo Grande

Renzo Grande is a photographer who focuses his passion and sensitivity to document daily street stories with a sense of perpetual iconic emotions.

Originally from Lima – Peru and currently based in New York City Renzo’s work has been featured in Photo France, Los Angeles Times, Serie Oro Italia, Efsyn News Greece, United Nations UNDP Humanum, among others.

Renzo is the founder of the 24HourProject, a worldwide documentary of the Human Condition through street photography. The quality of his portraits and street images has managed to capture the attention of almost 40,000 followers on Instagram.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat forged the Phoblographer in the heat resulting from the effects of 2008’s economic recession. Today, he manages the delicate balance of the Editorial and Business sides of the site. Chris has worked all around the industry: PDN, PCMag, IGN, Geek.com, Imaging Resource, Magnum Photos, Gear Patrol, B&H Photo Video, American Photographic Artists, etc. He’s a former paparazzo, wedding photographer, and photojournalist. These days he’s mostly a conceptual photographer. His photography can be found at The Gampat. He’s best known for a viral photo series around New York’s love of pizza! Quotes and interviews of Chris have been featured in national magazines, newspapers, and television such as the LA TimesGlamour MagazineCTVNYTimesMichelinCreative LiveStudio C41, etc.

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.

Andy Butler

 

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.

Glen Mulcahy

Glen Mulcahy is the co-founder and managing director of Mojofest Ltd and the owner of Titanium-Media, his media training business.

The former head of Innovation with RTÉ, Ireland’s national public broadcaster, Glen has inspired and driven the growth of mobile journalism within RTÉ’s newsroom and across other European broadcasters. Glen was the founder and event manager of RTÉ Mojocon and he was the lead on RTÉ’s mobile journalism project (“mojo”).

Glen has trained in excess of 7000 journalists in the US, Europe and the Middle East, across television, radio, print and online and his specialities are Mobile Journalism, Video Journalism, VR/360 and Photography.

He has spoken at numerous media industry events including, IBC Conference, EBU News Technology summit, Aljazeera Forum, News Rewired, ITV News conference, 3XEDigital, Connected TV World Summit, Remote Production Conference and more.

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