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