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:
- Street & Urban
- Landscape & Nature
- People & Portraits
- Digital Art
Next give your photo a title, then click the Browse button and find the photo file that you wish to submit.
For video submissions, enter the Youtube/Vimeo url for the video you are entering as well as a thumbnail title screen. Submitted url’s must be your own work.
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/videos 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.
What is the LumaTouch Moving Pictures Category and what are the requirements for this 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.
LumaTouch Moving Pictures Category Criteria
- Must include multiple images that play as a sequence.
- Source material needs to be still photographs.
- Sequence should be at least 30 seconds long.
- Sequence should not exceed 2 minutes.
- Final project needs to be exported from a mobile video editing application such as LumaFusion.
- Detail workflow explaining gear and apps you used to produce the work in the entry application description.
- Submissions must include a link to the Youtube or Vimeo video as well as a Video thumbnail image.
- Entrants must hold the copyright for any video submitted from Youtube or Vimeo.
- Mobiography may request proof of ownership for any video submitted.
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.
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
- $20 – up to 3 photos
- $30 – 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 through PayPal’s secure and encrypted system. Mobiography does not hold or maintain any of your financial information at any time whatsoever. If you do not have a PayPal account you can use a temporary guest PayPal account and pay by credit card.
When can I submit my images?
You can enter the competition from 5th June 2021.
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 Friday 20th August 2021 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 October 2021
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.