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International Call for Entry

Mobile Photo

Photo: Karen Divine

Mobile phones, like Apple and Android, have become an increasingly popular for photographers, allowing for fast, fun and easy processing of images. This mobility helps keep our eyes sharp and minds visually and actively aware of the world around us.
Tapping into your own creative spirit is, first and foremost, a matter of developing awareness. This awareness allows you to bring together information and material, expand your mind, quiet the senses, and allows the unconscious to reveal rich imagery.
These devices are not only a powerful tool for documenting your life through single imagery, but also an excellent means of creating stunning layered composite images.
In the course of taking these spontaneous photos, see both the pictures that present themselves to you, and those that emerge when you combine several seemingly insignificant images. Strive to develop the courage to ignore your inner critics and follow your own visions. Explore the process of letting go and allow your creativity to reveal stories to us—meaningful and personal through single imagery or composites --- all with our Mobile Phones!

Prize Awards: First Place - $400, Second Place - $300, Third Place - $200 and Three Honorable Mentions. Prizes and Awards include a free full-color Exhibition Book .
Accepted Images: All images selected by juror will be exhibited throughout the Mpls Photo Center Galleries and published in a full-color Exhibit Book for purchase.
Cost for Entry: $35 first 5 images, $10 each additional
Submission Deadline: March 2nd, 2014
Results Announced: March 12th, 2014
On Exhibit: May 16th thru June 21st, 2014
Opening Reception: May 16th, 2014
Juror: Karen Divine

Submitting your Entries: Submit your work via our online Smarter Entry System. To submit click on “Smarter Entry” Account Login to begin. Create an account if you don’t already have one. Simply pay online then upload your images.

All entries are submitted via our on-line system. When you see the image thumbnail under Submitted Images, you image has been received for the show/contest. You will be able to change an image or add additional information regarding that image, at no cost, by logging into your account. Changes may be made up to the appropriate deadline.When preparing images for uploading, please adhere to the following file specifications:
1. sRGB or RGB color space (standard), not CMYK files  
2. Save files to 72 ppi resolution; flatten layers 8 bit jpeg
3. Sized to 1280 pixels on the longest side, the other size, width or height proportional
4. JPG format, compression level 8 (medium). Compression level will not affect the quality of viewed images.Use period preceding jpg in the file name.     Characters (!@#$%^&*()_+) will result in uploading problemsAcceptance: All entrants will receive an e-mail notification. Accepted images will be posted on the Mpls Photo Center’s website

Exhibit Prints: Mpls Photo Center will only accept framed prints with a bright white mat and traditional black wooden or metal frame (nothing ornate). For the convenience of those not living in Minnesota we offer optional fine art printing and framing services. Additional information will be provided upon acceptance into the exhibit.

About Juror Karen Divine

Karen Divine was first introduced to photography in the early 1970’s and went on to study painting, drawing and alternative photographic processes.  After learning Photoshop in 2001 she began creating the images she imagined using her photos and in the past two years transferred that process to the iphone.  While learning to create a beautiful single image is crucial to being a fine art photographer, the multi-image is what speaks to her heart.   Karen currently teaches with the Santa Fe Workshops and Anderson Ranch in Snowmass, CO.
“I view the world in layers, stacking colors, textures, forms and stories onto each other as if one were walking through their day with blurred vision, not taking in specifics but piecing together various parts and overlapping them.  I begin with a simple concept and then allow the work to take on a life of it’s own.  A sense of structure is important of course, but behind my shapes and colors, there is usually another order of meaning, however abstract that may appear”.
She has won numerous International Awards including Discovery of the Year Nominee with the International Photography Awards in NYC 2011, First Place IPA Awards in 2009,2011 and 2012, First Place in Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Julia Margaret Cameron, Prix de la Photographie Gold Award 2009 and 2011, Eyephonegraphy #3 in Madrid on Tour through Spain 2012, WPGA Pollux Award First Place, WPGA First Place iPhone Contest, Texas Photographic Society First Place iPhone, and the CFAP just to name a few. Her web site is


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