Winners of the 11th annual Mobile Photography Awards announced – Australian Photography

10 March 2022

The 11th annual Mobile Photography Awards (MPA) has announced its winners for 2022.

Open to images captured on mobile or tablet, 5,500 photos from 90 countries were submitted this year. $10,000 in cash prizes are awarded each year.

Liu KunKun’s winning images.

The overall Grand Prize winning portfolio was captured by Shanghai-based photographer Liu KunKun, with his images captured on Apple iPhone12 ProMax. He received $3,000 USD for the win.

Liu KunKun calls himself a “non-professional freelance photographer who shoots everything. I work with people,” he says. 

Man with a turban by Liu KunKun
Image: Liu KunKun

‘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,’ said jury member Rodrigo Rivas.

Image: Liu KunKun
Image: Liu KunKun

“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,” said Mobile Photography Awards founder Daniel Berman. “The work we see each year always gets better.”

Winning and honorable mentioned images from the MPAs will be exhibited in cities all over the world including Melbourne, Toronto and San Francisco, later this year.

You can see all the category winning images below, and more images at

Finally, the 12th installment of the competition is now accepting entries. You can check out the competition website for all the details for entry.