The Mobile Photo Awards Announces Competition Winners

Subway Singers by Erin McCann


The Mobile Photo Awards have announced the winners of each category in this huge global photographic contest. The categories for the competition included such traditional photographic genres as Landscapes, Self-Portraits, and Street Photography as well as uniquely modern areas such as Digital Art and software enhanced Abstractions.

Life In LoFi has the complete list of winners of each category, the Honorable Mentions and more winning photographs after the jump. >>>

Indifference by Stefano Pesarelli
Dandelion Wishes by Anthony Docherty
Into the Wind by Deb Evans Braun

The Winners

Photo Categories:

Architecture/Design: Image Pic #35 by Souichi Forusho
Appstracts/Graphic Art: Red Dot by Erik Beck
Digital Art/Collage: The Visitation of Mr. Horatio by Robert Herold
Beach Life: Co-Winners Waiting for the Perfect Wave by Cindy Patrick and The Day After Irene by Haida Nguyen
Plants/Flowers: Curvaceous by Heather Craig
Music/Entertainers: Subway Singers by Erin McCann
Black & White: Indifference by Stefano Pessareli
Waterscapes: Tidal Impressions by Patrick Shourds
Self-Portraits: Conflict by Emily Rose
Landscapes: Into the Wind by Deb Evans Braun
Sunlight: One More for the Bronx by Jordan Miles
Fashion: Catwalk by Robin Sweet
Wildlife/Pets: Highland Cow by Gilles Perroud
People/Portraits: Dandelion Wishes by Anthony Docherty
Street Photography: Double Dutch Nuns by Jose Chavarry

App Categories:

Juxtaposer: Awesome Sauce by Sara Tune
ScratchCam: You, Too by Giuseppe Capozzo / Krapoz
Color Splash: This Way by Robson Santos
FX Photo Studio: Lunar by Laura Conomy
Perfect Photo: The Gentleman by Cindi Hobgood
ShakeitPhoto: Horizontally Vertical by Eric Einweiler
CrossProcess: IronMan by Kert Gartner
Percolator: Gingered Torso by Shane Robinson
MonoPhix: Caught in the Headlight by Chan Kar Mun
Filterstorm: Goodnight Irene by Unruly_e
Diptic: Beauty and the Beast by Poh Ling Ng

The Honorable Mentions to be included on the Gallery Tour:

She Was Carried into a Canvas Sky by Benamon Tame
I See You See Me by Clint Cline
Horse in the Forest At Dawn by Todd Lee
La Tourell by Paul Marsh
Those Vintage Days by Robert Herold

The complete shortlist for all categories can be found here.

Congratulations to all of the winners. The MPA grand prize winner will be announced the first week of January, 2012.


Awesome Sauce by Sara Tune
You, Too by Giuseppe Capozzo
The Gentleman by Cindi Hobgood


The Mobile Photo Awards have had the largest response to a paid open-call in the short history of Mobile Photography. With over 50,000 page views and 11,000 unique visitors from 114 countries, the awards had over 2200 image entries. The competition was designed to celebrate the explosive growth of cell-phone photography and art. The winning 25 entries will be part of a traveling exhibit alongside images from the jury and a select few honorable mentions. The exhibit will premiere with a three month engagement at San Francisco’s prestigious ArtHaus gallery beginning in April of 2012.

“Thanks to the advancements in lenses and image sensors for mobile phones, and the eco-system of developers who have created photo processing applications, the creativity of mobile photography knows no bounds,” said Daniel Berman, founder of the Mobile Photo Awards and a noted mobile photographer known as Reservoir_Dan. “With this competition and open gallery call, we now give mobile photographers and artists the chance to take that creativity even further and show the art world and public just how inspiring these images can be.”

The awards partnered with 12 of the most popular iPhone photo apps including Filterstorm, FX PhotoStudio, CrossProcess, ShakeItPhoto, ScratchCam, and Juxtaposer. Archival prints will be sent to the winners courtesy of FotoMoto. Keepsy will provide free photo books to winners in three categories and Life In LoFi will feature showcases for three of the winners.

Entries were judged based on originality, creativity, and adherence to the contest theme. The jury was comprised of 15 of today’s most celebrated mobile photographers and includes widely published and well-known iPhoneographers such as Aik Beng Chia, Alan Kastner, Robert-Paul Jansen, and Nettie Edwards. A complete list of the jury can be seen at

One More for the Bronx by Jordan Miles
Image Pic #35 by Souichi Furousho
Horse in the Forest at Dawn by Todd Lee


About Marty Yawnick 1826 Articles
Marty is a self-employed graphic designer in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. He is an avid Rangers baseball, Chicago Cubs, Packers and Highbury Arsenal fan. In addition to capturing random moments with whatever camera is close by (usually his iPhone), his other interests include coffee, film, music, and traveling in seats 5E and 5F with his fiancé.
  • EXTREMELY honored to have received an Honorable Mention & to have my image displayed along with the others. The MPA crew and Dan especially are very strong advocates for this genre. What a great set of images, from the slide show to the first cut of short lists and all the winners. It's going to be VERY tough, I'm sure, to select the grand prize winner. Congrats to everyone involved!

  • Dave Weekes

    Congratulations to all the winners!! A great job by all of the judges also, on a seemingly impossible task to choose from all of the truly excellent images that I saw shortlisted. Hats off to Dan and everyone involved on what has to be the "premiere" mobile photography contest and showcase. From the very beginning this promised to be a special contest and it has proven so. Looking forward to next year!!

  • Cindy Patrick

    How nice to see the names attached to the images! Such an honor to be among such a fine group of artists! Congratulations to all the winners and a big thank you DanIel Berman and all the MPA judges… You have done a stellar job! Looking forward with much excitement to the exhibitions!

    • Congratulations Cindy!!!! I am so proud of you!!! What a way to start off 2012!!
      Best wishes for the New Year!!!!!

  • Shane Robinson

    I am SO honored to be selected and in the company of world class artists. And I want to echo the sentiments expressed above regarding the level and professionalism and exceptional planning and execution of the competition. Kudos to Dan and the outstanding panel of judges he assembled, and much appreciation for the support and light they have shown on the incredible art being created on iPhones and iPads!

  • Very honored to be amongst such great artists! Thanks to Dan and all the judges!!

  • awesome job everyone.

  • Great to finally see who are the artist behind the images. Congrats to all!

  • My honest congratulations to all the winners!
    What a huge amount of powerful creative images….
    Big compliments also to the fantastic #"Mobile Photo Awards" staff & jury!

  • Reservoir_Dan

    Staff! Haha! 😉

    • Good job, Dan! Thank you for all your hard work. Happy New Year!

  • Artistically, these guys are the Michael Jordan to my… me. I'm not sure if I can ever "up" my game to their level, but I can at least try to make the local YMCA team.

  • It was a priviledge to be a juror for this contest. Congratulations to all finalists and those who were short listed!

  • Hey Dan and the team! Great competition! Really well organised – especially the Oscar-like suspense towards the end as the short-listed were announced. And what a level-headed diplomat Dan is ; ) Gutted I won't be going on the road with you – but have learned for next time!

  • wonderful images submitted and so hard to narrow them down! it's been a pleasure to be a part of the process. Thank you

  • What an honor to be recognized on a Final Short List! So much amazing work by incredibly talented, creative, photographers! Kudos to the judges; don't know how you did it! Happt New Year to all. Looking forward to another great year of sharing and learning together!

  • Appqueen

    Congratulations to all the winners – so many from our dear IPA website. Happy New Year to all (((Hugs, AQ))).

  • I am blown away! I wish I had known about this before before learning about it at the iPhoneography Class on CreativeLive. Mind you the architecture shot here is freaking insanely perfect! In AWE! These are mindblowing! Great to see what people are creating with mobile photography.

    Are there any gallery shows planned for Ontario Canada?

  • Elaine Taylor

    Stunning collection. Congrats everyone!

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