Photo Competition – Lights Up Design

We recently announced that we would be featuring a photo competition every single day within our brand new Competitions category – maximising the opportunities you have to enter great contests and not to miss them.

Today, we’re featuring the Lights Up Design Contest, ignite your creative spirit and light up MINI Space like MINI Art Beat is lighting up London! Capture the vibrancy of your city’s brightest nighttime neon, a radiant tangle of low-hanging bulbs, or a glowing streak of cars driving by. Go natural and catch the brilliance of an early morning sunrise. Or find illumination in the bright lustre of downtown lights. On MINI Space, lights are taking centre stage. Show it to us in all its gleaming varieties – soft and atmospheric or glaring and focused. Sometimes all it takes is the right lighting to transform something standard into something spectacular.

The selection criteria are based on creativity, uniqueness and the fit to competition brief. Aside from that, there will be an “Audience Prize” awarded for the background that attracts the most votes from registered users during the period of the competition.

Click here to enter and find out more.


Contest Prize & Terms



First Place: 21.5-inch Apple iMac 2.9 Ghz & MINI Liquid Mouse

Second Place: Nikon D5200 Camera & MINI Britcar USB Stick

Third Place: Roberts DBA/FM radio

Popular Vote Prize: Projector Keyboard

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: [email protected]