Lightbox Photographic Gallery Call for Entries


Submissions to MobileMagic VIII will run from April 1st until midnight on April 30th.

We are pleased to have Michael Kirchoff, fine art photographer and supporter of photographers and the photographic arts worldwide,
as Juror for this MobileMagic exhibit. Check out Michael’s Bio and complete website .

“ I am quite pleased to be selected as juror in the latest Mobile Magic competition, because it gives me great pleasure in declaring my love for mobile photography and the imagery that creative types of people from all walks of life are making these days. Long gone are the days of saying that you missed a shot because you didn’t have a camera with you. However, having that camera certainly doesn’t automatically make you a photographer…one must still have the editing skills, creativity, and vision to make a cell phone image into art. I have always said that cameras and techniques are merely tools for the photographer and artist to photograph with, and the mobile phone being simply the latest with which to create these images. The apps made available help the photographer to realize and refine their vision in myriad ways, and bring an entirely new skill set to making images that are thought-provoking, eye-opening, and simply beautiful. Our visual culture has been permanently changed, and is constantly evolving by mobile photography. I look forward to seeing the mastery you all have over these tools, and am eager to see your vision and captured moments brought to life through this amazing technology. .” ~Michael Kirchoff

All the submissions will be printed as archival prints on 100% rag paper and mailed to you.
Your submission fee is of great help in supporting the gallery as we enter 2014. Thanks!

Current & Past MobileMagic Exhibits


Mobile Phone Photographic Images are part of our everyday life. We nearly all have smart phones, allowing us to create images with the immediacy of reaching into our pocket, using the processing tools of the myriad of apps, which allow us to create with a serendipity similar to toy camera photography. In our MobileMagic Exhibits we wish to bring these uniquely creative images to the final print, off of our phones and into the beauty of a fine photographic print. MobileMagic is a monthly exhibit for display in the gallery and online, opening during our regular Second Saturday Monthly Openings. Each month we display archival pigment prints of the top 25 juried images, selected by a renown juror from the photographic community. LightBox will print every submission, that’s right, every single submission, not just the juror’s top 25. All are printed as a 100% archival rag pigment print and mailed to the photographer. Three images will be chosen as the Juror’s and the Director’s picks, with the Juror’s pick receiving $100 and the two Director’s picks receiving $50 cash awards.

Submission Guidelines

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Submission Guidelines

All submissions must be exposed and processed on a mobile phone or mobile device and must be the creation of the submitter.

Email your image, one at a time, to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Please enter MobileMagic in the Subject title of the email
Include your name, mailing address and Image Title in the email.
Please submit images at the highest resolution!

Each submission cost $10 and must be paid for using PayPal “contact for exceptions”
LightBox’s paypal ID is
Subject of the payment should be MobileMagic,
Message with payment should include the image title and your name
Include your shipping address with the payment.
International entries are encouraged and welcome at no extra cost!
Submissions are due by Midnight on the last day of every calendar month for the next month’s exhibit.

Every submission will be printed by LightBox using pigment inks and archival 100% cotton rag stock in the size of 5.5” x 8.5” and mailed to the photographer.

Juror and the Directors picks: Three images will be chosen, with the Juror’s pick receiving a $100 and the two Director’s picks receiving $50 cash awards.

The top twenty-five images chosen by the juror will be printed and displayed on the wall of LightBox starting on the Second Saturday of every month, posted on the LightBox website and the prints will be mailed to the photographer after the show.

The twenty-five juried images will remain in an online gallery for one year and will be available for sale at the set price of $35. The photographer will receive a paypal payment of $25 every time their image sells. Prints are printed by LightBox using 100% cotton rag stock and archival pigment inks, on paper size of 5.5” x 8.5” and mailed to the buyer.

By entering the show you give LightBox the right to offer the image for sale in the gallery and online for a period of one year from the opening of that months exhibit. *You may choose to notify the gallery that you do not wish to offer your image for sale.

Every image and print is the creative property of the photographer. LightBox retains no rights to use your image other than to offer your image for sale in the gallery and online for a period of one year from the date of the opening of that months exhibit. You may choose to notify the gallery that you do not wish to offer your image for sale.

The online gallery will be posted on the Second Saturday of every month where you can see if your image made it into the exhibit for that month!

All submission fees and funds raised through these monthly exhibits go toward supporting LightBox Photographic Gallery’s Mission to provide a center for the promotion of creative and alternative photography on the North Coast of Oregon.

Thank you and have Fun!
Michael and Chelsea Granger, Directors of LightBox Photographic Gallery

LightBox Photographic Gallery
1045 Marine Dr. Astoria, OR 97103
(503) 468-0238

Mobile Magic Guidelines