We’re Judging The Photobox Motographer Of The Year Awards 2012

We are very pleased to announce that has been asked to Judge the Motographer Of The Year 2012 Awards on behalf of Photobox. Photobox are on the look out for the UK’s finest mobile photographers and we’re going to help unite them.

The competition is simple: photos will submitted in four themed heats. Once submitted, they will go through to the panel of judges who will decide who will attend the Motographer of The Year Grand Final, held at the London Instagramers Exhibition in December. Remember, every entry must be taken with a mobile.

The four themed heats include Environment, People, Travel and Community. The Environment theme is the current one and entry to this closes on October 7, 2012. Click here to find out more information regarding what constitutes Environment in this particular category.

There are some excellent prizes to be had, including a smartphone of your own choice, up to £500 credit with Photobox, your work showcased on all Photobox’s social channels every month, a place on the UK’s first every iPhone photography course, exclusive VIP access to selected photography events through 2012, your winning image printed onto one of Photobox’s Magic Mugs and credit to spend on any Motography app.

To find out how to enter, see below:




To enter this competition you need to submit your images by either using the Photobox dedicated Facebook app or by tagging your images #MOTY2012 on Instagram or Twitter.

The Rise and Rise Of The Motographer



Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: