Mobiography Awards 2022 Launches: Not your average Photography competition

A unique photography challenge which aims to inspire and give back to the photography community.

Following on from the success of last year’s event, Mobiography (, publisher of Mobiography Magazine, has just announced the launch of the second Mobiography Awards, an international smartphone photography competition.

The Mobiography Awards is an international smartphone photography competition that aims to showcase and document the best smartphone photography from around the world. Mobile photographers worldwide are being asked to submit their very best work that captures the world around them.

However, the awards are not your average photography competition.

During the open call period when the awards are accepting submissions, there will be a series of live online workshops and presentations designed to inspire people and offer added value to the international mobile photography community.

This is a unique approach as no other competition in the mobile photography space hosts such events. Last year, these live learning events proved to be very popular.


The first live learning event is being held on Saturday 25th June at 2pm (DST), where they  will announce details of this year’s awards, the categories, and the prizes on offer. The show will also feature last year’s ‘Mobiography Photographer of the Year’, Laurence Bouchard, as well as judge Elaine Taylor. Laurence and Elaine will both be offering some insights and tips into their approach to smartphone photography.

This live launch show will also announce details of the first in a series of one-off prize draw giveaways, the first of which will offer $199 worth of add-on lenses by Reeflex –

Mobile photographers can submit their best work to a choice of eight categories:

  • Abstract & Digital Art
  • Architecture & the Urban Environment
  • Black & White
  • Landscape & Nature
  • Family & Home Life
  • People & Portraits
  • Street Photography
  • Travel/A Sense of Place

The grand prize winner will be awarded the title of ‘Mobiography Photographer of the Year’ and will receive $1500. Each of the photography category winners will receive $250.

All winners and honorable mentions will be showcased on the Mobiography website and in a special edition of Mobiography Magazine. This digital magazine app has been at the forefront of mobile photography for the past nine years.

The awards close on Sunday 18th September, after which time an esteemed panel of judges for the award will review all entries to the awards. The judges this year include veteran photographer Dan Rubin, TheAppWhisperer founder Joanne Carter, landscape and fine art photographer/author Jo Bradford, smartphone photographer Elaine Taylor, Monogram Asia’s Benjamin Foo, and travel photographer/blogger Jen Pollack-Bianco, and Tanya Kiang from Dublin’s Gallery of Photography. Other judges include the Mobiography award founders, street photographer Brendan O Se, and Mobiography’s Andy Butler.

Mobiography’s Andy Butler said, “Brendan, Glen, and I were blown away by the response and feedback to last year’s awards, and we are eagerly looking forward to this year’s event. We had been talking about putting on such an event for a very long time, and the response from the mobile community last year was amazing.

In establishing the Mobiography Awards, our aim was to create a platform that not only showcases the best photography being created on mobile devices, but to also provide a learning space for people where they can be inspired and learn more about how to take better photographs with the camera that is always in their pockets, their smartphones.

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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: [email protected]