The iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) Founded in 2007, IPPAWARDS has been celebrating the creativity of iPhone photographers since the iPhone first began to inspire, excite and engage users worldwide.
Every year since then, IPPAWARDS selects the very best shots among thousands of images submitted by iPhone photographers from more than 140 countries around the world.
iPhone is the device that revolutionized mobile phones and shook up the photography industry. Since then, smartphone cameras, including Apple’s iPhone, have become so advanced that even professional photographers use them.
Winners and finalists of these awards used a wide range of phone models such as the recent iPhone X to the older iPhone 5.
“iPhone users have become very fluent in visual storytelling” Kenan Aktulun, founder of IPPAWARDS, said in the press release. “This year’s photos were technically impressive and many of them were very personal.”
This year also thousands of people from more than 140 countries submitted their iPhone pictures to the annual iPhone Photography Awards.
Here’s a selection of the few winning entries.
The Grand Prize Photographer of the Year Award went to Jashim Salam, who submitted a photograph called “Displaced,” captured in Bangladesh.
The first place award went to Alexandre Weber for his shot of a woman wearing a colorful skirt in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.
Second place went to Huapeng Zhao for a photograph of a boy with a fish.
Zarni Myo Win, Myanmar, 3rd Place, Photographer of the Year
“A young boy who lost his leg was watching his friends play soccer, and he said he wanted to play soccer if he could.”
Robin Robertis, United States, 1st Place – Animals
“Django is a Shaolin Temple Terrier, born and raised in a Buddhist monastery in the northern province of Hunan China. Django likes long walks on the beach and listening to Miles Davis.”
Katie Wall, United Kingdom, 2nd Place – Animals
“Enjoying a near empty beach on a particularly windy day, our whippets were enjoying the wide open spaces to zoom around us in huge circles, chasing distant seagulls.”
Erica Wu, Taiwan, 3rd Place – Animals
“This fox was sleeping inside the box and poked his head out to enjoy the sunshine during the snowing season.”
Melisa Barrilli, Canada, 1st Place – Children
“My daughter was wearing her ballet leotard and she was spraying her siblings and herself.”
Asuman Robson, Turkey, 2nd Place – Landscape
“Taken on a hike along Hadrian’s Wall in the North East of England. It was a typical moody day and I liked how the tree and hikers looked in front of the clouds in this dramatic dip of the Roman wall.”
Naian Feng, China, 3rd Place – Landscape
“This is a photo of Kerid mount in southern Iceland. Kerid is a dead volcano and in the middle there is a blue volcanic lake. I took this photo during winter when the lake was frozen. The black spots on the surface of the lake are tourists.”
Paolo Mestriner, Italy, 3rd Place – Lifestyle
“Last summer my family took a short break by the sea.”