Mobile Photography Awards – Pocket Vistas – Call For Entries

The MPA and the Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts are pleased to announce an open call for entries for POCKET VISTAS: A Mobile Photography Exhibition for Landscapes, Nature & Wildlife images.  The entry period runs July 10-24, 2014.  Images created with all mobile phones and tablets are eligible. Submissions are open to photographers and artists worldwide.

A field of flowers with eye-popping color. A tiny figure at the edge of a canyon. Horses in motion, a sun drenched forest, a misty morning oceanfront…Mobile photographers create some of the world’s most compelling photographs of the natural world.  The best work engages the aesthetics, craft, and tradition of landscape photography while embracing the advantages of the camera phone. The Pocket Vistas jury seeks to curate a set of 40+ images of Landscapes, Nature & Wildlife to showcase the diversity, breadth and talent in the mobile photo and art communities.

Jurying takes place between July 29th and August 4th, 2014.  A final selection will be announced prior to August 12th, 2014. The photographs chosen for exhibit will be on view at the BMFA Arts Centre in Collingwood, Ontario from September 3rd through 28th, 2014. All selected images are printed on archival exhibition fibre paper, matted, and framed.

Entry fees are $15 for 1 image, $30 for 3 images, $50 for 6 images, and $100 for 15 images.

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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:


  • Daniel Berman

    Hi Tracy,

    The jurors are listed right on the poster and also by clicking “Pocket Vistas Jury” on the menu of the MPA site. The jurors are Finn Beales and Paul Moore.