“Heroe” by Ivan Silva (Mexico). Grand Prize Winner. Shot on iPhone 12 Pro in Arandas, Jalisco, Mexico.
Thousands of images were submitted to the 16th annual iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS), and now the overall and category winners have been announced. All corners of the globe have been recognized in the photo contest, which demonstrates the creative capabilities of iPhone photography. This year's grand prize went to Mexico's Ivan Silva, while photographers from Germany, the United States, and Bosnia and Herzegovina ranked as the top Photographers of the Year.
In addition to the top prizes, the winners of the contest's 14 different categories were also announced. From Travel and Landscape to Portraits and Lifestyle, these individual categories give iPhone photographers an opportunity to shine. Standouts include Skye Snyder's colorful image of a group of flamingos, which won the Animals category, as well as Shusen Jia's image that topped the Lifestyle category. Jia's photo, which shows a bunch of young girls playing around the pool, perfectly captures the spirit of childhood summers.
There were also plenty of black and white photographs there were recognized. These include Tao Fan's haunting image of an old steel plant in Inner Mongolia, as well as Ton Ensing's evocative photo of the sun rising on a farm in the Netherlands.
Check out more of our favorite winners below and browse the full winner's gallery, which includes the top three photos from every category, on the IPPAWARDS website.
The IPPAWARDS have announced the winners of the 16th annual competition.
“Soy Sauce Village” by Thea Mihu (Germany). 1st Place, Photographer of the Year, Shot on iPhone 12 Pro Max in Hung Yen Province, Hanoi, Vietnam
“Once en Rosa” by Skye Snyder (United States), 1st Place, Animals, Shot on iPhone 12 Pro Max in San Diego, California
“The Great Synagogue” by Edwin Cabingan (Australia), 1st Place, Architecture, Shot on iPhone 11 Pro Max, Sydney
“Summer” by Shusen Jia (China), 1st Place, Lifestyle, Shot on iPhone 12 Pro Max in Beijing
“Girl” by Sofia Ershova (United States), 1st Place, Children, Shot on iPhone 13 Pro in Orange County, California
“The Long Wait” by Tim Wheeler (Sweden), 1st Place, Abstract, Shot on iPhone 7 Plus in Stockholm, Sweden
The contest recognizes the best iPhone photography from around the world.
“Castles in Nature” by Di Lu (China), 2nd Place, Landscape, Shot on iPhone 12 Pro Max in Karamay, Xinjiang
“Islas Afortunadas” by Alina Rudya (Germany), 2nd Place, Other, Shot on iPhone 12 in Fuerteventura, Spain
“Last Night before Xmas” by Long Nguyen (France), 1st Place, Travel, Shot on iPhone 12 Pro in Cour du Commerce Saint-André, Paris
“Life in Tube-shaped Building” by Jinsong Hu (China), 1st Place, Cityscape, Shot on iPhone 12 Pro Max in Chongqing, China
“Old School Iron and Steel Plant” by Tao Fan (United States), 1st Place, Other, Shot on iPhone 11 in Inner Mongolia
Two overall winners and 14 category winners were announced.
“Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana” by Leon Wang (United States), 3rd Place, Architecture, Shot on iPhone 12 in Rome, Italy
“Duet” by Zhang Xiaojun (China), 3rd Place, Children, Shot on iPhone 14 Pro Max in Linhai Zhejiang
“Abstract of Glacier” by Neil Nesheim (United States), 2nd Place, Abstract, Shot on iPhone 7 Plus in Herbert Glacier, Alaska
“Viet Memories” by Robert Lie (Indonesia), 1st Place, Still Life, Shot on iPhone 14 Pro Max in Hoian, Vietnam
“Sunset Years” by Daniel Heilig (Germany), 1st, People, Shot on iPhone 12 Pro Max in Torbole, Italy (Lago di Garda)
“Last Drop” by Ramazan Cirakoglu (Turkey), 1st Place, Portrait, Shot on iPhone 12 in Çorum, Turkey
“Wonder Wheel” by Scott Galloway (United States), 1st Place, Nature, Shot on iPhone 12 Pro Max in Columbus, Ohio
“Early Morning Farm” by Ton Ensing (Netherlands), 1st Place, Landscape, Shot on iPhone 12 Pro in Thesinge, The Netherlands
“Taming Waves” by Sasa Borozan (Bosnia and Herzegovina). 2nd Place, Photographer of the Year, Shot on iPhone 13 Pro in Sladjenovici, Croatia
“Tucson Morning” by Derek Hager (United States), 3rd Place, Photographer of the Year, Shot on iPhone X in El Pesidio, Tucson, Arizona