TheAppWhisperer (TAW) Photo Competition – Powered by ProCamera

TheAppWhisperer (TAW), in partnership with ProCamera (iOS Photography app) is pleased to announce an International Open Call for photographic art and images for the first (of many) in-app Photo Contests.

This competition has been sponsored by Manfrotto, Olloclip and SnowLizard Products.

The theme for this contest is Night Shots and separated into three separate categories, these include:

1/ People/Portraiture;
2/ Cityscapes;
3/ Landscapes;

Our main Judge for this competition is Miranda Gavin. Miranda a Freelance writer, blogger, photographer and educator. Additional Judges include Award Winning Mobile Photographer and App Whisperer Contributor Nettie Edwards, our incredibly talented Columnist and Mobile Photographer JQ Gaines and Joanne Carter – Founder and Editorial Director of TheAppWhisperer.

Our Judges bios are at the end of this document.




This contest will run from September 1, 2013 until September 30, 2013. Judging will take place during October 2013 and winners will be announced by October 14, 2013.

There will be two winners per category, one main winner and one runner up, six prizes in total. The main winners will each receive, a complete mobile kit from Manfrotto including a new KLYP iPhone Case with PIXI Tripod and continuous LED flashlight. One Olloclip Telephoto lens and Polarizer kit with brand new Olloclip case and one fabulous Snow Lizard SLPower 11 portable battery charger.

Each runner up will receive one Manfrotto KLYP iPhone case, PIXI tripod and continuous LED flash light, one 3-in-1 Olloclip lens system and one Snow Lizard SLPower 2.4 portable battery charger.

A showcase will be published to TheAppWhisperer with all the winning entries and this will be further promoted via our social media channels and partners.

There are no entry fees for this competition. Deadline for entry is September 30, 2013.

Entries are accepted through ProCamera. Submission are limited to 5 images per email ID, we only want to see your very best work, so please be selective in your submissions. Respective copyright owners may only submit images, and entries that infringe copyright laws are invalid.

How To Enter
To enter images to the competition, select the image you want to submit from within the ProCamera app, select Camera Roll or Lightbox. Select Share (bottom right corner). Select the Exhibition option (bottom right corner), accept the terms and conditions, click Send on the email and that’s it.

Eligibility and Entries
All entrants are encouraged explore the fantastic features for capturing and editing images using ProCamera. By using the powerful range of tools in ProCamera you can greatly refine your photographs and improve the quality of your images, which increases the likeliness of being selected in for the exhibition.

Hold Harmless Agreement – 
by submitting to this exhibition you release (TAW) and ProCamera and their members from all liability of every kind and character.

For more information on the prizes, please follow the links below:

Manfrotto kit

Olloclip telephoto lens, polarizer and case

Snowlizard Mobile Chargers

Judges Bios


Image © Miranda Gavin


Miranda Gavin
Miranda is a Freelance writer, blogger, photographer and educator. As well as Editor-at-Large for Hotshoe print magazine and Editor of Frame and Reference, a visual arts platform for the South East. She also runs a photography-focused blog, The Roaming Eye. Miranda has contributed to a number of photography-related publications in the UK and abroad, including the British Journal of Photography, The Times supplement on photography (2012), F2, Katalog (Journal of Photography and Video) and Gomma’s book, MONO (2013). In 2010 Miranda co-founded (with photographer Wendy Pye) Tri-Pod, a creative initiative that supports lens-based artists with personal photographic Projects in Process (PiP). Miranda regularly delivers and chairs talks, reviews portfolios and judges photography competitions, most recently for the series category of the Renaissance Photography Prize 2013 and the annual Hotshoe/Photofusion members’ award.

Nettie Edwards
Nettie Edwards (@lumilyon)  has won many awards and accolades for her Mobile art and photography including: winner, AX3 American Aperture Photography Awards Mobile Photographer of the Year 2013, AX3 2013 Winner Mobile Landscape, Seascape and Nature, AX3 2013 winner Mobile Moving Image and Video;  winner: Fine Art category, 4th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards and runner up: 2013 Lumen Prize for Digital Art. Her work has been published and exhibited extensively including Mobile Photo Paris and the LA Mobile Arts Festival. Nettie runs Mobile Arts and iPhoneography workshops and is featured in Mobile Masters – an ebook featuring 50 of the World’s leading Mobile Artists and Photographers. She is the first ever Mobile Photographer to have her work exhibited at the birthplace of photography: the Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, England, as one of six photographers featured in the exhibition “Arrangements in Black and Grey, Black and White Photography in the 21st century” ‘You can read more about Nettie on her blog. To look more closely at her work, go to her Flickr Photostream

JQ Gaines
JQ is a Columnist for, she edits and curates the incredibly popular Women’s Moible Street Photography Column, Streets Ahead. JQ’s background is in painting and printmaking at the Pratt Institute, she also owned and operated a Books Arts & Textiles Studio in NYC. Three years ago JQ discovered mobile photography and her work has been exhibited in a number of exhibitions around the world.

Joanne Carter
Joanne Carter is Founder and Editorial Director of A Professional Photographer and Associate of the British Industry of Professional Photographers, BIPP, as well as a Professional Journalist, specializing in Technology. A contributor to National and International publications, including, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Professional Photographer, NikonPro, Graphix, Digital Arts, Popular Photography and many more.

Terms & Conditions

I understand that information contained in this form may be released to the media and that by entering this exhibition, I understand that my artwork may be used or photographed for marketing or other promotional purposes.

Entry Agreement: Submission for consideration in this exhibition constitutes agreement to all the conditions above. TAW and ProCamera are not responsible for lost or damaged entries, or unreadable, corrupted, or damaged files.

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:


  • Davide Capponi

    A question Joanne about the main theme of the contest: only real night shots are eligible or is a “Nuit americaine” processing allowed ?



  • Cecily

    Hi Joanne,

    Can we use images taken with dslr cameras but processed with our iphone/ipads?
    Also wondering what Davide means by “Nuit Americaine” processing??
    Thanks much!

  • Cecily

    The reason I asked is because my iphone night shot images are just extremely pixelated!! I am assuming all images need to be captured on an iphone/ipad though.

  • Ivan

    Could you please clarify when the results of this competiotion will be published? It is written that by 14th of October, but its already 17th.

    • Joanne Carter

      Hi Ivan, yes apologises for the delay we have been a little overwhelmed with the stunning images that have been submitted and we hope to have the final judging completed by early next week. So sorry for the delay.