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The Orange Winner + Top 50 Shortlist

By Severin - 15 min read

With more than 900 submissions by more than 200 people we were truly overwhelmed with the amount and the quality of photos you guys submitted… nevertheless, we had to chose The Orange One.

It was an awesome 3 weeks..

.. for the Orange Call for Submissions! With more than 900 submissions by more than 200 people we were truly overwhelmed with the amount and the quality of photos you guys submitted. Just browsing through this album results in a color explosion full of different perspectives, techniques and styles. For that we want to say a huge THANK YOU to all of you! This is what really makes “taking photos together” such a cool experience.

Nevertheless, we had to choose The OrangeOne: the one image that’s going to be printed, framed and exhibited at The Mobile Photo Awards show at the OCCCA, the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art. And the winner is this image by… Ginza!

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Ginza on EyeEm

Congratulations!

Here’s what Dan Berman, the founder ofThe Mobile Photo Awards, says:

Let’s be clear: choosing one image from a list of 994 is nearly impossible and it’s inevitable that one’s final decision could change on any given day. There are dozens of brilliant images in the ORANGE album. Alas, we could choose but one to join the Mobile Photo Awards exhibit at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art this April.

Both Eyeem and the MPA each chose 25 images to form the top 50 you see here. Interestingly, there were about 10 crossover images that appeared in both final lists. That tells us that our choices were not random nor were favourites played. In the end, we both submitted a top three and both parties included what has become our winner.

The artist Ginza submitted a range of exceptional images – if we had to choose one artist who really took on the challenge of ORANGE and succeeded it would be Ginza. We feel strongly that our choice represents both the spirit of the competition as well as a superbly crafted creative example of the possibilities of mobile art and photography. The image has an appealing tonal range, a well-placed sense of design, and layers of imagery that work effortlessly together. It also tells a compelling story while leaving the viewer’s imagination intact for further interpretation. We hope you agree.

Special mention should be given to Nicki Fitz-Gerald for her dynamic shot of the woman in the dress jumping in mid-air, to Roger Guetta for his haunting design of the shadow man and the circular numbers, to Graham Preston for the lovely composition of his scooter ride, to Suzan Mikiel for the woman at the cafe with the bird on her head, to FishEye Dreams for his man with the orange hat against the shadowed wall, to Alon Goldsmith for his wonderful through-the-legs of shot of the man with the umbrella…I could go on. The variety was dynamic – the theme of ORANGE brought out the best in our mobile community, from street shots to design and everything in between. Thank you for submitting. The mobile photo and art community continues to dazzle!

And here’s the top 50 shortlist, selected by Dan Berman and the EyeEm team:

Person diving into sea at sunset

OrangebyNathalie El BoustanyonEyeEm

indoors

Orange in AucklandbyAndrew B. WhiteonEyeEm

domestic animals

Orange at Montreal by Roger Guetta on EyeEm

flower

Orange in Okemos by CGEITH on EyeEm

High angle view of zebra on field

Orange in Auckland by Andrew B. White on EyeEm

lifestyles

orange at Sommiere by Amo Passicos on EyeEm

transfer print

Orange at Tampa by Reed Johnson on EyeEm

sunset

Orange at Saginaw Texas by Lisa Jemison on EyeEm

autumn

orange at Tokushima by Dave Weekes on EyeEm

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Karl Sonnenberg on EyeEm

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Orange at studio by Forrest Grump by Forrest Grump on EyeEm

architecture

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James Campbell on EyeEm

Silhouette of woman at sunset

Orange at Terre Brune by Nathalie El Boustany on EyeEm

Orange in Istanbul by Fisheyedreams on EyeEm

indoors

Orange by Roger Guetta on EyeEm

sunset

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Edi on EyeEm

abandoned

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Teri Lou Dantzler on EyeEm

young adult

orange by Suzan Mikiel on EyeEm

lifestyles

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Raffamuffin on EyeEm

indoors

Orange in Paris by Jérôme Kerneïs on EyeEm

focus on foreground

Orange at Cesare Battisti by Raffaele Cavicchi on EyeEm

lifestyles

orange in LondonbyGraham PrestononEyeEm

lifestyles

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Alon Goldsmith on EyeEm

lifestyles

Orange at Versailles by Albane Ewing Galdo 4 on EyeEm

silhouette

Orange at California Coast by Olive Charlene on EyeEm

Traffic cones against white wall

Orange in Los Angeles by Joel Quizon on EyeEm

lifestyles

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robin Li on EyeEm

transfer print

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AlvaroArregui on EyeEm

transportation

Orange in Paris by Marguerite on EyeEm

transfer print

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Amo Passicos on EyeEm

Orange by wheway on EyeEm

flying

Orange in Castroville by Mama Bear on EyeEm

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Ginza on EyeEm

portrait

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Nicki Fitz-Gerald on EyeEm

built structure

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Claire Sambrook on EyeEm

orange color

Orange by Nicki Fitz-Gerald on EyeEm

orange at Waikiki by Marita on EyeEm

sunset

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Ginza on EyeEm

Silhouette flock of birds flying against orange sky

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Alain Goldfarb on EyeEm

grass

Orange in Seattle by Star Rush on EyeEm

Orange by Gusbano on EyeEm

transfer print

Orange at EV Building by Hind Akhiyat (vistavista) on EyeEm

building exterior

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Cedric Blanchon on EyeEm

transfer print

Orange by LAfromaniphone on EyeEm

low section

orange in Paris by Marguerite on EyeEm

indoors

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James Campbell on EyeEm

transfer print

orange by Job12 on EyeEm

indoors

Orange at Schipol by Jen Pollack Bianco on EyeEm

hanging

Orange at Groningen by Felix Meißner on EyeEm

steps

Orange at The Eagle by Brooklyn Theory on EyeEm

Thank you all for participating! Let’s take photos together.

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