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 (www.mobiography.net), 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 – www.reeflexstore.com.
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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