The Mobile Photography Awards, founded in 2011, is the longest-running international competition for photos shot and edited exclusively on smartphones and tablets. The judging panel selected winners from over 5,500 submissions from over 90 countries across 12 themes including Landscapes, Portraits, Black & White, Visual FX, and Street Photography. Each category winner will receive a cash prize of $500, with the Grand Prize winner taking home $3,000.
“The 11th Annual Mobile Photography Awards stand as a testament to another year in the ongoing story and evolution of mobile phone cameras,” says The Mobile Photography Awards founder Daniel Berman, a photographer, and filmmaker based near Toronto, Canada.
“The iPhone is still the most widely used by our entrants but this year we’ve seen a huge variety of camera phones used for our winning photos. The work we see each year always gets better.”
Grand Prize Winner Liu KunKun
This year’s grand prize winner has been awarded to Shanghai-based amateur photographer Liu KunKun using an Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max.
“I try to dismantle the original order of the landscape, and then restack and reorganize, with a simple visual language to express new abstract imagery and explore the boundaries of photography,” KunKun says of his work.
“He has a great mastery of geometry and perspective and taken together with color and minimalism he transmits a
photographic, personal style into his own voice,” Mobile Photography Awards jury member Rodrigo Rivas said about KunKun’s work.
Below are the winners of each of the other categories as well as the Photo Essay Category.
Winning Photo Essays
The Mobile Photography Awards says that over its eleven-year history, it has evolved into the world’s premiere photography competition for mobile phones and tablets boasting more than 35 gallery shows produced around the world since 2011. The Mobile Photography Awards says it offers photographers and artists opportunities for exhibits, fine art sales, and annual cash prizes.
To see all the winners and runners-up from this and the previous year’s competitions, visit the Mobile Photography Awards’ website.
Image credits: All photos individually credited and provided courtesy of the Mobile Photography Awards competition.