Frequently Asked Questions
Below we have compiled a list of possible questions you may have about the Mobioigraphy Awards and how to enter along we the terms and conditions. If you have any further questions email [email protected]
How do I enter?
Entry is available to all photographers and artists everywhere in the world unless prohibited by local laws.
To enter the Mobiography Awards, simply go to the competition entry portal and click the green ‘Submit an Entry’ button (top right). You will need to register your details before you can submit your photos to the competition.
To submit your photos, select the most appropriate category from the category drop down menu. You can submit photos to one of four categories:
- Abstract & Digital Art
- Architecture & the Urban Environment
- Black & White
- Family & Home Life
- Landscape & Nature
- People & Portraits
- Street Photography
- Travel/A Sense of Place
Next give your photo a title, then click the Browse button and find the photo file that you wish to submit.
To confirm your submission click the blue ‘Confirm’ button. If you wish to enter another photograph click the ‘Confirm and Add New’ button.
Once you have added all the photos you wish to enter, simply click the ‘Proceed to Payment’ button.
On the next screen, select the payment method (bottom right), check the box to agree to the competition terms and conditions, then click the green ‘Confirm’ button. You will now be taken to Paypal to complete your submission.
Please note: The submission process isn’t complete until a successful payment has been taken.
Who can enter?
Entries are open to photographers worldwide using an iPhone, iPad, Android smartphone or tablet.
Are judges allowed to enter images in the competition?
How much does it cost to enter the awards?
When you are uploading your entries, you will be asked to pay in US currency. Do not worry, the payment system will automatically calculate the currency exchange for you.
The entry fees are as follows:
- $10 – 1 photo
- $25 – 3 photos
- $35 – up to 5 photos
- $50 – up to 10 photos
- $75 – up to 15 photos
- $100 – up to 20 photos
- $150 – up to 30 photos
No more than 30 images can be submitted per user account.
How do I pay for entries? Is my financial information secure?
All payments are taken via credit/debit card using Stripe’s secure and encrypted system. Mobiography does not hold or maintain any of your financial information at any time whatsoever.
When can I submit my images?
You can enter the competition from 25th June 2022.
What size should photos be?
We advise that you enter your images as hi-res files without excessive compression. Images must be a minimum of 1000 pixels wide and no larger in file size than 50mb.
When is the final date for entering competition?
The competition closes on Sunday 18th September 2022 at 23.59.
When will I know when the final images have been chosen?
We will notify award winners by email. Winners and honourable mentions will also be announced on the Mobiography website on or around 2nd November 2022
If your email has changed you can login to your account and update your information.
Is it only photographs shot and edited on mobile devices?
Yes. We only accept photographs shot on iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets, and the iPod touch. Photographs taken using a DSLR camera are not allowed and will be disqualified.
Can I edit my photographs on a desktop editing application such as Lightroom or Photoshop?
No. All entries must be edited on mobile devices.
You can use a desktop computer to change your photograph’s title and, of course, you can use your desktop computer to submit your entries to the competition, but they must not be edited on a desktop computer.
Are there restrictions on when a photo was taken?
No, there are no time-based restrictions for when a photo was taken.
I can't log into my account
You can reset your password if you don’t remember it.
To do this, from the submission screen, click on the ‘Submit an Entry’ button (top right). Then click on the ‘I forgot my password’ link. This will allow you to receive instructions about how to reset your password.
If you are still having problems logging in email [email protected]
How will I know if my entries have been submitted?
Once payment has been taken successfully, you will receive a confirmation email to acknowledge your entry has been received.
You will also be able to see the status of your entered photos in your account dashboard.
If you haven’t received the confirmation check your SPAM folder before contacting us.
Do I have to submit all of my images at once?
No. You may submit your images whenever you like anytime during the submission period. All images must be submitted before the closing date though.
When I submit my photos, do they remain my property?
Yes. The photographer has 100% of copyright.
How does the judging work?
Once the competition entry period is complete, our jury will review all entries anonymously (without entrants’ names). Each category will go through several rounds of judging to narrow down the final contenders. Then as a group, judges they will select the winning images for each category and those which merit an honourable mention. Then a shortlist of nominations for the Mobiography Photography of the Year will be made and from that, the overall winner will be selected upon agreement of all jury members.
I still have questions. How can I contact you?
If you still have questions that haven’t been answered here, please email [email protected]
Where can I find the terms and conditions for the Mobiography Awards?
For more information about the competition rules and the terms and conditions, please see the terms and conditions page.