Entering its 4th year, Mobile Photography Awards (MPA) 2014 is a world leading Photography Award that specialises in Mobile only format.
Submissions are open to all types of mobile phones and tablets. It promises big cash prize (like really big). Winning photos will get exhibited in an exclusive tour and given opportunity for fine art sales.
The MPA 2014 boasts 20 photo categories that you can choose to submit your photos to. It’s quite an extensive list covering all possible photography genre. Each category has its own jury. They are photographic professonals, journalists, teachers, artists and leaders of mobile photography worlds.
You can choose up to 2 categories from this list per photo you are submitting:
- Architecture & Design
- Black and White
- Digital Fine Art/Illustration
- Nature and Wildlife
- The Photo Essay
- Macro/Details by Olloclip
- Performing Arts
- Photo Journalism
- The Darkness
- Still Life
- Street Photography
- Visual FX
For more details for each category and to see last year short list please visit the category page.
Note that this is NOT a Free Entry award. So the entry fees are as follows:
- 3 Images – $20
- 5 Images – $30
- 9 Images – $50
- 20 Images – $100
All category winners will receive MPA Prize packs (not sure what this mean) and are included on the exclusive MPA exhibit tour with opportunities for fine art sale (meaning that you can sell your photos).
Grand Prize winners will receive $3000. So far I can’t see how many Grand Prize winner will be selected, but if we follow last year format, there should be at least one Grand Prize winner and a 2nd place.
In addition, the winner of the Photo Essay category will be awarded $500.
There is also Honourable Mention, where even if you don’t win anything your photos will get some exposure in the award website.
The Deadline for entry is December 1, 2014 at 11:59pm Pacific Coast Time.
For more details on everything to do with submissions, the events, etc. please visit the FAQ page.
I submitted some of my photos last year. I didn’t win anything, but since it was the first time that I entered a paid competition, it was a very good experience for me. I learnt how good (or bad depending on how you see it) my mobile photography was, compared to my fellow photographers. If you see the photos produced by last year’s winners you can see what I’m talking about.
It was also a push for me to keep learning and to strive to be better for next time. This year you can bet that I am going to enter again. And I hope you will too.
Disclaimer: All images in this post are owned by Mobile Photography Awards.
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