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2018 Mobile Photography Awards announced

Discussion in 'Contests & Events' started by terse, 5 February 2019.

  1. terse

    terse MobiLifer MobiSupporter

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    You can see the winners and HMs here: https://mobilephotoawards.com/8th-annual-mpa-winners/

    Many splendid photos as usual, plus a few that will have you scratching your head, also as usual.

    I found only one MobiTogger in the bunch (although I won't swear I didn't miss someone). In VisualFX, our zenjenny gets an Honorable Mention for her Psyche: Breath, Soul :notworthy::notworthy::notworthy::cool::cool::cool: Go Jen!!

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    Wow. A candidate for the Brag Board if ever I saw one. Well done zenjenny Jen. Love this one.
     
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    I can’t find anyone I recognise either. I am sure I saw that boy with the fish for an eye last year - I can’t remember what competition, but I definitely remember it. Again, there’s some lovely images of exotic places.
     
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    terse MobiLifer MobiSupporter

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    I think it may have been in the IPPA.
     
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    AWE-SOME!!!!! Congrats zenjenny Jen!!! I love this image so much... really happy for you!! :inlove:
     
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    There are so many amazing images... :notworthy: My only “critique”: I find it really annoying when one person gets several HMs. Unless there were not very many individuals submitting, I feel that the panel should choose one image from an individual for an HM, not 5, 6, 7....
     
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    I think you might be right - they’ve got a quota of HMs to fill and if only a handful of people have submitted lots of images for each category, then that explains the numbers.
     
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    The judging is anonymous, according to them: "Once the submission period closes, the jury will review all entries anonymously (without entrants’ names), and as a group they will select the winning images." So they wouldn't know how many they'd selected from a particular person until the decisions had all been made.

    If the idea is to choose the best images rather than best photographers, I'm OK with someone getting multiple wins/mentions. But I know what you mean about seeing the same person's name over and over, so perhaps they should have a limit on the number of entries per person. (And if someone gets half a dozen HMs, I'd love to know whether they entered 6 or 8 or 24 or....)
     
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    Yes... good point.
     
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    Thank you, Ted, all :inlove: :notworthy: :) Very happy to get an HM for this image of grandbaby #2 jumping off a barrel :lmao:
     
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    :(

    This got me wondering how many entries there were. Unfortunately my Google searches (variations of ‘number of images submitted in this year’s MPA’ ) didn’t come up with anything. Any more creative google searchers with ideas?

    I did, however, discover that Huawei has been running a yearly photo comp with prizes !! And one of the architecture winners in MPA also won a prize in the Huawei comp. And I found a list of comps y’all probably know, not all mobile of course, but I was surprised at the number. And some of them have decent prize budgets :D
     
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    I thought that there’s usually a stipulation that submitted images haven’t been in any other competition.
     
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    Well done zenjenny , it's a great image well deserved of a mention.
     
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    The results are fairly predictable, the more exotic places you can shoot the more chance of being placed.
    Helps if you are 'known' as well.
    I'd love to know a bit more about the winners device of choice, editing etc, we don't really seem to be able to learn anything from these competitions. I suspect a lot of the entries come from pro photographers who use their iphones etc. as a back up.
     
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    Not sure I get the distinction between the Fine Art and the Visual FX categories.
     
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    Yes, and I’m sure I saw a macro shot in Landscapes.:confused:
     
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    And while I'm being critical, Fall Into Pieces in the Visual FX catagory, took me 30 seconds to replicate in picsart. Admittedly I took less time over make up and background but still...
    PicsArt_02-06-09.02.29.png
     
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    Your model isn't quite so pretty though :confused:
     
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    Me neither.
    Similarly the Eyes of the World and Portraits?
     
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    Nicely done, zenjenny ! Great image, well deserved. No, you deserved better than HM!!!
     
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    :inlove: :notworthy: :)
     
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    Re ‘exotic’, yes — that seems to be an abiding theme.... And since you first mentioned deformed female figures I see them everywhere — I think about 75% of the abstract-ish entries would come under that heading. (Nobody better call my grandbaby a ‘DFF’ :mobibabe:)
     
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    Hm. I find this work both menacing and playful: the metaphorical resonance of the figurative-narrative line-space matrix insists, within the realm of discourse, a triangular participation in the critical dialogue of the 90s.
     
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