Rules of Entry

mObgraphia Award 2022 - 9th Edition

MOBILE PHOTO FESTIVAL (MPF) 2022

Theme: “Breaking Down Barriers: Modernism Today”

OPEN CATEGORIES

 

mObgraphia Cultura Visual calls all photographers and interested people to read the Rules of Entry for the photo and video selection that will be shown at the 9th edition of the Mobile Photo Festival (2022), from May 14 through July 26 at MIS (Image and Sound Museum of Sao Paulo). The finalists and winners will be revealed on May 13 at 7:00 pm, in accordance with the conditions described below.

 

This contest aims to promote image production through mobile platforms (mobgraPHias) to create a dialogue about this new way to communicate using photos and/or videos so we can uncover the talent of each person that will take part in the exhibition/show at the Image and Sound Museum of Sao Paulo (MIS).

 

BREAKDOWN

 

  • PHOTOGRAPHS (captured and edited in mobile platforms)

 

Open Categories - free entry.

Submission straight on Instagram; must use the following hashtags (#):

 

Digital Art

#mpfarte2022 + #mobgraphia

 

Documentary

 #mpfpb2022 + #mobgraphia

 

Landscape

#mpfpaisagem2022 + #mobgraphia

 

Black & White

#mpfpb2022 + #mobgraphia

 

 

Portrait

#mpfretrato2022+ #mobgraphia

 

Street   

#mpfstreet2022 + #mobgraphia

 

 

Besides the above-mentioned specific hashtags for each category, ALL IMAGES ARE also REQUIRED TO USE THE HASHTAG #mobgraphia in their posts, as described above.

 

The images ARE REQUIRED to come from smartphones and/or tablets but are not required to be unreleased; however, they cannot have been finalists/selected in other Awards/Festivals. 

 

Applicants should post or re-post their photos between 02/25/2022 and 03/30/2022 with the specific hashtag for each category, plus the added hashtag #mobgraphia on the photo caption and NOT in the comments.

 

 

ENTRIES AND CONDITIONS TO APPLY

 

 

Postings must be made between February 25 through March 30, 2022. No postings will be accepted once the deadline lapses (from 00:00 am, February 25 through 11:59 pm, March 30

 

ATTENTION: To be accepted, Instagram accounts CANNOT be private. Check the privacy settings on your Instagram account.

EACH PARTICIPANT/PERSON (not profile) IS ALLOWED TO SEND UP TO 3 (THREE) IMAGES PER CATEGORY.

Images must not contain watermarks or signatures.

 

VIDEO

  • VIDEO  

ONE-MINUTE VIDEOS:

The Mobile Photo Festival 2022 is set to bring some reflection about the basic concepts of videos. For that, a special category was created, which should follow the same entry criteria of the other categories (UP TO THREE VIDEOS PER CATEGORY) with some specific features, such as:

 

ONE-MINUTE (MAX.) VIDEOS, VERTICAL FORMAT (on TikTok format)

 

Applicants must have a TikTok account and post the video in their account with the following hashtags: #mobgraphia +#tag of the category entered (see below).

Theme: FREE

Videos must follow the rules of TikTok platform.

It is compulsory to tag the contest’s hashtag + the mobgraphia hashtag. 

Mandatory hashtags: #MPF2022 + #mobgraphia.

 

There will be up to 30 (thirty) selected finalists. The judging committee will select up to 5 videos as special mentions.

 

 

ABOUT IMAGES (photo/video)

All image rights belong to the applicant. By entering this award/contest the photographer/author authorizes mObgraphia to use the submitted image, provided its copyrights are properly identified. mObgraphia Cultura Visual can use the submitted image/video in postings and/or promotions of all types. It is the applicant photographer’s/author’s sole responsibility to provide any required authorization for the use of images.

 

 

ENTRIES AND CONDITIONS TO APPLY

 

Postings must be made between February 25 through April 15, 2022. No postings will be accepted once the deadline lapses (from 00:00 am, February 25 through 11:59 pm, April 15). 

 

The selection of finalists and winners will be made by a Selection Committee - appointed by mObgraphia. Members will be the Festival’s guest judges , with experience in the fields of photography production, curatorship, teaching or study of photography, video and cinema, and who are active both nationally and internationally in these, and/or related areas.

 

The Selection Committee’s decisions are final and indisputable.

 

The results from the initial/shortlist selection (mobigraphs and videos) will be released on the mObgraphia channels and on the official website: www.mobgraphia.com, after April 15, 2021.

 

The photographer/author whose image/video is selected will be notified through mObgraphia channels (Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, live streaming or website). The deadline to deliver the final file to be printed and/or projected (if needed) will be 24 hours. If the author is requested to deliver the file and fails to send it within the deadline, his/her work will NOT be included in the exhibition/show. The next name on the list will then be moved up to the top 5 finalists (photographs) and the top 30 finalists (videos) to be featured at the MIS exhibition.

 

The selected photos/videos will be printed/finalized/produced by mObgraphia and later shown in an exclusive room, during the Festival at MIS (Image and Sound Museum of Sao Paulo). This show may be presented on other dates, places and cities in Brazil and/or abroad.

 

 

Results of the Open Categories

mObgraphia will release the shortlist with 10 selected applicants. 

The top 5 finalists and winners of each category will be announced in the evening of the award ceremony at MIS (Image and Sound Museum of Sao Paulo)

 

PROMOTION

The exhibition is part of the official MOBILE PHOTO FESTIVAL 2022. The selected images may be featured on promotional and communication strategies of the Festival (website, catalog, invitation, press release, social media, etc.), at no cost to the author(s). 

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

 

The photos/videos authorship is the sole responsibility of the selected photographer/author, who exempts the festival’s organizing committee from all and any copyright complaint or lawsuit made by third parties.

 

It is the applicant’s (photographer/author) sole responsibility to comply to all and any requirements concerning the right to use the image of portrayed people.

By applying to the selection process, the applicant accepts all conditions established in these Rules of Entry.

 

Images/videos must follow all the requirements of these Rules of Entry, under penalty of being disqualified. Cases that have not been described in these Rules will be resolved by the Selection Committee, together with the board of mObgraphia Cultura Visual.

The selected printed photos and videos will become part of the mObgraphia Cultura Visual’s collection.

 

The applicants in the video category who get selected and presented at the projection in the Mobile Photo Festival 2022, will license the use of their work submitted to the festival solely for corporate promotional and/or communication purposes by Mobgraphia Cultura Visual, hence prohibited from being used for commercial use.

 

The selected printed photos, videos and/or digital files will become part of the mObgraphia Cultura Visual collection. 

 

The Mobile Photo Festival 2022 will not accept images/videos that do not follow the by-laws of MIS (Image and Sound Museum of Sao Paulo). Also, the works submitted must also necessarily follow the norms/rules of video platforms (Instagram/TikTok) used. Non-compliance will be subject to disqualification.

No political, religious or pornographic content will be allowed.

Under aged persons will be required to have an authorization issued by their parents or legal guardians.

 

All and any action (complaint, objection, criticism, etc.) posted publicly by the applicant on social media will result in the disqualification of the applicant/author/photographer.

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY

 

PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY CATEGORY - Call

 

PURPOSE

This call aims to select photographs taken exclusively on smartphones. The photos will be part of an exhibition whose theme is "Breaking Barriers - Modernism Today".

 

COMPETITORS

Each applicant can enter a minimum of eight (8) up to ten (10) photos that present a visual narrative on the proposed theme.

 

Members of the Selection Committee are not allowed to take part in the contest, as well as this exhibition's organizers and under-aged persons, except those holding authorization by their guardians.

 

ENTRIES AND CONDITIONS TO APPLY

Postings must be made between February 25 through March 30, 2022.

To take part in the contest, THE ESSAYS and entries must be sent to: mpfensaio2022@gmail.com, subject line: ENTRY ESSAY MPF 2022 (uppercase), starting on February 25 until at 11:59 pm, March 30, 2022.

 

NO entry fees - FREE APPLICATION 

Images must be sent in jpeg format, in 1200 pixels on its larger size and, at least, 200 dpi.

No entries will be accepted after the deadline lapses (11:59 pm of March 30, 2022) or that do not follow what has been described in the item above.

 

THE JUDGING COMMITTEE

For the applicants selection, mObgraphia will assign up to 3 (three) members, invited by the Festival, with experience in the fields of photography production, curatorship, teaching or study of photography. They will form the Selection Committee to judge the entries of this specific category.

The Selection Committee’s decisions are final and indisputable.

 

PHOTO SELECTION

Among the entered photos, the Committee will select a number of 3 essays to be part of the exhibition, among those that comply with the requirements of this Call.

Selection will have a classificatory effect.

 

EVALUATION CRITERIA

For the selection of the photos that will be part of the exhibition, the Judge will analyze the works according to the following criteria:

- Relation with the proposed theme;

- Consistent visual narratives;

- Captions and text (if necessary):

- The work’s innovative character; 

- Uniqueness and originality.

 

The judge’s decision will be final and indisputable.

 

RESULTS

The results from the initial selection (shortlist of 5 essays) will be released on the mObgraphia channels and/or on its official website: www.mobgraphia.com, after April 15, 2022.

 

The photographer who has his/her essay selected will be notified through mObgraphia channels.

The deadline to deliver the FINALIZED file (if requested) for printing will be within 24 hours after the result is released.

 If the author fails to read the notices, or does not reply to a request from the festival’s organizers, and fails to send his/her essay within the deadline, he/she will NOT be featured in the exhibition, having the next name of the shortlist become the awarded.

 

EXHIBITION OF THE SELECTED ESSAYS

The essay photos will be printed by mObgraphia and exhibited in an exclusive room during the Mobile Photo Festival 2022 at MIS (Image and Sound Museum of Sao Paulo), from May 14 through July 26, 2022. The award ceremony will take place on May 13, 2022.

This show may be presented on other dates, places and cities.

The 3 finalists will be announced in the evening of the award ceremony, on 05/13/2022 at 7:00 pm.

 

PROMOTION

The exhibition is part of the official MOBILE PHOTO FESTIVAL 2022.

The selected images may be featured on promotional and communication strategies of the festival (website, catalog, invitation, press release, social media, etc.), at no cost to the organizers. 

All and any notices will be made through the official channels of mobgraphia cultura visual.

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

The photos authorship is of sole responsibility of the selected photographer/artist, who exempts the festival’s organizing committee from all and any copyright complaints or lawsuits made by third parties.

It is the applicant’s (photographer/author) sole responsibility to comply to all and any requirements concerning the right to use the image of portrayed people.

By applying to the selection process, the applicant accepts all conditions established in these Rules of Entry.

The images must comply to all requirements of this Call, under penalty of being disqualified.

Cases that have not been described in these Rules will be resolved by the Selection Committee, together with the board of mObgraphia Cultura Visual.

The selected photos, printed copies or in digital files, will become part of the mObgraphia Cultura Visual collection. 

 

mObgraphia reserves the right to alter the format of the exhibition in case of issues with the selected exhibition hall (MIS-SP)

 

The Mobile Photo Festival 2022 will not accept images/videos that do not follow the by-laws of MIS (Image and Sound Museum of Sao Paulo), and will be subject to removal.

No political, religious or pornographic content will be allowed.

 

The shipment of the material implies total acceptance of the rules disposed in these rules/calls/posted notices.

Mobgraphia cultura visual does not bear any responsibility or obligation for the entered content.

 

 

Sao Paulo, February 25, 2022.