With the ubiquity of smartphones and rise in photo-sharing services, the world has recently exploded with photographers from all backgrounds who are embracing new technology to tell their stories in innovative ways.In recognition of the exciting potential of this new technology, Saatchi Art, the Saatchi Gallery and Google+ announce the Motion Photography Prize, inviting photographers all over the world to celebrate this new creative art form.
Explore our Motion Photography Pinterest board to see all the new contest entries as they are added daily.


Landscape 5th February – 25th February (Now Live)
Category 2 12th February – 4th March
Category 3 19th February – 11th March
Category 4 26th February – 18th March
Category 5 5th March – 25th March
Category 6 12th March – 1st April


It’s easy to enter. You can select from 6 categories which will be announced on a weekly basis starting 5th February 2014 here and on +Saatchi Gallery. Once the category is accepting submissions, you can upload up to 1 Motion Photograph which will need to be in a .GIF format.

Simon McCheung, An Underwater Spell


The top six finalists, chosen by a jury of forward-thinkers including the film director Baz Luhrmann, artists Shezad Dawood and Cindy Sherman among others, will show their work in a special exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery and win a trip to London to attend the private view with a friend.

The overall winner will have the opportunity to go on the trip of a lifetime with a photographer or filmmaker of their choice.

The exhibition will also be featured online on Saatchi Art, the world’s largest online gallery for emerging artists.