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These are the best pictures taken using the iPhone

The organisers have unveiled the winners of the 2019 iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS). Now in its 12th year, the IPPAWARDS is the first and longest running iPhone photography competition.

This year’s winners were selected from thousands of entries submitted by iPhone photographers from over 140 countries around the world.

And the awards were not short of really good submissions. It’s amazing to see how something so ubiquitous as the iPhone can be a tool to create breathtaking works of art.

“The 2019 entries were off the charts great. Astounding work that pulls the planet together through photographs.” said, Cary Hazelgrove, one of this year’s jury members.

The Grand Prize Winner and Photographer of the Year for this year’s award goes to Gabriella Cigliano, a 23-year-old globetrotter from Italy.

Her entry, titled Big Sister, was taken when she was teaching in Zanzibar, Tanzania using the iPhone X. She explains:

Last year I spent a month in Wasa, Tanzania, teaching a class of young, curious and amazing guys. Before heading back to Italy we stopped in Zanzibar, where this photo was taken. I still wonder how could I capture that exact moment in all its beauty. I was just observing, a few meters from them, but they were probably more curious about me than I was about them, and that’s probably why the girl was looking at me. We couldn’t talk much, except for a few words in Swahili I had learned in the previous weeks, but those kids could definitely talk with their eyes. It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve seen in my life, and I’ll keep it in my memories forever. The best part was showing them and their mums the photos, for some it was the first time they were seeing their faces, and their excitement was unexplainable, unfortunately, my iPhone was in their hands and I couldn’t capture that!

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Beyond the grand prize winner, the awards recognise photography in various other categories as well including abstract, animals, architecture, children, floral, landscape, lifestyle, nature, news & events, panorama, people, portrait, series, still life, sunset, travel, and trees. You can browse through the collection of winning submissions down below. Click on the images for a better view.









News & Events





Still Life




For more on IPPAWARDS, click here.

Call for Entries

The organisers are accepting submissions for the 13th edition of the iPhone Photography Awards. To submit your work, click here. Entry closes March 31, 2020. Good luck!

Amin Ashaari