The mobile imaging platform, community and stock image marketplace EyeEm has announced the 2014 EyeEm Festival & Awards which will take place on the 12th and 13th of September in Berlin. The event focuses on new talent and what EyeEm calls "real photography:" an authentic, unstaged and realistic style of photography, 

The jury is comprised of renowned photography experts from publications such as the Huffington Post, TIME Magazine, the New York Times and The Verge. The world-wide photo competition is accepting submissions from today. Contributions are not limited to mobile photography and the awards are open to professionals and amateurs alike. 

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The winning images will be published in a book and put on display during the EyeEm festival in Berlin. Afterwards the exhibition will travel to London, New York City, San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town and Tokyo. One of the finalists will be crowned EyeEm Photographer of the Year and receive an invite to the festival in Berlin. Images can be submitted in the following categories: 

  • The Portraitist
  • The Explorer
  • The Illusionist
  • The Architect
  • The Street Photographer
  • The Illuminator
  • The Speedster
  • The Naturalist
  • The Storyteller
  • The Stylist 

You can find out more about festival and awards on the EyeEm blog or go straight to the EyeEm Awards website to enter a photo.