Mobile Photography Awards 2021

Mobile Photography Awards will award a $3000 (US) Grand Prize


The Mobile Photo Awards is the longest running international competition open exclusively to photographs shot & edited on all mobile phones and tablets. Founded in 2011, we recognize and celebrate the talent and imagery of the mobile phone photo & art communities. Alongside our annual competition (October-December), we produce themed exhibits with international open calls throughout the year.

If it’s true what Henri Cartier-Bresson says, that our first 10,000 photos will be our worst, then it’s safe to say that mobile phone photography has given people an historic opportunity to get past 10,001. The MPA is a showcase for photographers and artists who have embraced this decisive moment.

The MPA Exhibits are a feature for the winning images from the annual competition and are chosen from thousands by a jury of twenty photographic professionals, journalists, teachers, artists and leaders of the photography, mobile photography and art worlds.


The Mobile Photography Awards will award a $3000 (US) Grand Prize/MPA Mobile Photographer of the Year to one entrant. For 2021, we will award twelve (12) prizes of $500 (US) for each of our category winners. In addition, we will award $500 (US) for the winner of our MPA Photo Essay category. The MPA will award over $10,000 for 2021.


Images shot and edited on any mobile phone or tablet including iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets, Windows Phones, and the iPod touch are eligible for entry.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Artist keeps 100% of copyright.


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