After looking at these award-winning iPhone photos, we'll guarantee that you'll be inspired to start snapping pictures using your smartphone! Started back in 2007, the iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) is the first and longest running photography competition dedicated to the iPhone. Ever since the very first iPhone debuted, the IPPAWARDS has inspired photographers worldwide by showing us what incredible photos can be taken with just a camera phone.
Now in its seventh year, the IPPAWARDS receives thousands of entries from photographers worldwide who submit their images into any of seventeen categories like Animals, Architecture, Children, Sunsets, Travel and Trees. All images must be taken with an iPhone, iPod or iPad and cannot be altered in Photoshop or any other desktop post processing program, however iPhone and iPad apps are allowed to be used. This year, the winning entries came from 54 photographers from 17 countries with the top spot going to an incredible wintertime shot of an icy landscape taken by Julio Lucas from Bradenton, Florida.
Now here are 20 winning entries from the IPPAWARDS. Congrats to all these photographers for capturing such amazing shots!
Above: © MICHAEL ONEAL, San Francisco, CA United States, 1st Place - Animals
© TEDDY COHEN, Tel Aviv, Israel, 3rd Place - Animals
© YILANG PENG, Madison, WI United States, 1st Place - Architecture
© MELISA BARILLI, York, Ontario, Canada, 3rd Place - Children
© MONICA GANTER, Glenside, PA United States, 3rd Place - Flowers
© ELENA GRIMAILO, Moscow, Russia, 1st Place - Landscape
© BRANDON KIDWELL, Jacksonville, FL United States, 1st Place - Lifestyle
© FELICIA PANDOLA, Providence, RI United States, 1st Place - Nature
© JUANA CHAVES, Madrid, Spain, 2nd Place - News/Events
© LAUREN SMITH, Pensacola, FL United States, 1st Place - People
© COCU LIU, Chicago, IL United States. 1st Place - Seasons
© DRAGOS BARDAC, Bucharest, Romania, 2nd Place - Seasons
© EDWARD ADAMS, Pebworth, Warwickshire United Kingdom, 3rd Place - Sunset
© ADRIENNE PITTS, London, United Kingdom, 1st Place - Travel
© COCU LIU, Chicago - IL United States, 2nd Place - Trees
© MARIKO KLUG, Erding, Germany, 3rd Place - Trees
© JILL MISSNER Ridgefield, CT United States, 3rd Place - 2014 Photographer of the Year
© JOSE LUIS BARCIA FERNANDEZ, Madrid, Spain, 2nd Place - 2014 Photographer of the Year
© JULIO LUCAS, Bradenton, FL United States, 1st Place - 2014 Photographer of the Year