Mobile Art Contest by PrixMobile Uses Streamzoo to Elevate Mobile Photography to the Next Level

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Prize Arts runs its art competition on unique cross-platform photo and video sharing app.

When an average person thinks of art, an image of an art gallery and red ropes sectioning off areas comes to mind. In today’s technologically advanced world, smartphones and gadgets are making art increasingly accessible through mobile photography. PrixMobile takes it one step further: the annual mobile art prize positions iPhone and Android photography as the next form of artistic expression and creativity.

To enter, users must register on prixmobile.eu. After registration, users download Streamzoo onto their iPhone or Android phones. Then the mobile artists simply edit their photos to their liking or use Streamzoo’s in-app editing features to spiff up their photos. The uploaded photos are then tagged into Streamzoo’s #prixmobile stream for entry.

“Mobile art is its own distinct art form,” said PrixMobile founder Dean Whitbread, “and we are trying to bring it to the forefront of creative expression.” As part of this effort, Whitbread founded Prize Arts in 2011 as an initiative for and by artists and non-artists alike who love to create and share images on mobile devices.

"Our app allows anyone to share photos and videos with the world and tag them with hashtags—topics of interest," said Ram Ramkumar, the CEO and founder of Streamzoo, "so it's a natural choice for art contests such as PrixMobile." One of the criteria set by PrixMobile for its contest is that the mobile application used must have a specific feature: one that allows searching by tag, #hashtag or another form of user-definable metadata, a feature that Streamzoo users are all too familiar with.

Raphaëlle Heaf, founder of ArtSpotter and a judge for the PrixMobile contest, was amazed at the quality and amount of entries on Streamzoo: “I started to go through the #prixmobile images and there's quite a few. I can tell our selection is going to be difficult.”

The international panel of judges will announce and award a winner during LeWeb 2011 in Paris, France. The first Prix Mobile Art Exhibition will run from December 7, 2011, through December 9, 2011.

About Streamzoo

Streamzoo is a mobile and web service developed by Phonezoo Communications, Inc., a Silicon Valley based company focused on creating world class mobile products. Streamzoo is the ultimate photo and video sharing application. This application helps users share, organize, and discover #streams of mobile photos and videos. It enables users to connect with people all over the world, discover exciting content and organize mobile photos and videos into meaningful and interesting #streams. Also special filters, borders, and tilt shift effects can be added for photo enhancements. Streamzoo is available on the web at http://www.streamzoo.com and as a free application in the iTunes app store and Google Android marketplace.

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