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2018 iPhone Photography Awards celebrate the emergence of an artform

2018 iPhone Photography Awards...
First place in the panorama category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
First place in the panorama category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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The Grand Prize winner of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards shows a group of Rohingyan children watching an awareness film about health and sanitation near a refugee camp outside Ukhiya, Bangladesh
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The Grand Prize winner of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards shows a group of Rohingyan children watching an awareness film about health and sanitation near a refugee camp outside Ukhiya, Bangladesh
This image earned Alexandre Weber first place for Photographer of the Year at the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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This image earned Alexandre Weber first place for Photographer of the Year at the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
This image earned Huapeng Zhao second place for Photographer of the Year at the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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This image earned Huapeng Zhao second place for Photographer of the Year at the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
This image earned Zarni Myo Win third place for Photographer of the Year at the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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This image earned Zarni Myo Win third place for Photographer of the Year at the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
An honorable mention in the abstract category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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An honorable mention in the abstract category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Second place in the abstract category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Second place in the abstract category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the animals category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the animals category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the animals category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the animals category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Winner of the animals category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Winner of the animals category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Second place image in the animals category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Second place image in the animals category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the architecture category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the architecture category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the architecture category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the architecture category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the architecture category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the architecture category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Third place in the architecture category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Third place in the architecture category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the children category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the children category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the children category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the children category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the children's category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the children's category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the children's category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the children's category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the children's category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the children's category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the children's category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the children's category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the children's category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the children's category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Third place winner in the Children's category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Third place winner in the Children's category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
First place in the floral category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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First place in the floral category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the floral category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the floral category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the landscape category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the landscape category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the landscape category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the landscape category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the landscape category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the landscape category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the landscape category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the landscape category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the landscape category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the landscape category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the landscape category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the landscape category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Second place in the landscape category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Second place in the landscape category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Third place in the lifestyle category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Third place in the lifestyle category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Third place in the lifestyle category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Third place in the lifestyle category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the lifestyle category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the lifestyle category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the lifestyle category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the lifestyle category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the nature category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the nature category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the nature category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the nature category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the nature category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the nature category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the news/events category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the news/events category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the news/events category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the news/events category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
US/Mexico border fence. Third place getter in the news/events category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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US/Mexico border fence. Third place getter in the news/events category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the "other" category in the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the "other" category in the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the "other" category in the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the "other" category in the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the "other" category in the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the "other" category in the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the "other" category in the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the "other" category in the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the "other" category in the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the "other" category in the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Third place winner of the other category in the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Third place winner of the other category in the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
First place in the panorama category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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First place in the panorama category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the panorama category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the panorama category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Third place in the panorama category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Third place in the panorama category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Second place in the panorama category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Second place in the panorama category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the panorama category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the panorama category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the panorama category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the panorama category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the panorama category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the panorama category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the panorama category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the panorama category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
First place in the portrait category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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First place in the portrait category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the portrait category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the portrait category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the portrait category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the portrait category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the portrait category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the portrait category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the sunset category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the sunset category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Third place in the sunset category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Third place in the sunset category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Second place in the sunset category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Second place in the sunset category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
First place winner of the sunset category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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First place winner of the sunset category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the travel category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the travel category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the travel category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the travel category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the travel category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the travel category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the travel category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the travel category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Honorable mention in the travel category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Honorable mention in the travel category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Winner of the architecture category in the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Winner of the architecture category in the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Third place in the nature category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
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Third place in the nature category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards

Digital photography is getting better all the time, and nowhere is this better demonstrated than in the quality of modern smartphone snaps. The images produced by the tiny lenses that poke through the metal body of today's iPhones can be nothing short of spellbinding, and the annual iPhone Photography Awards, now in its 11th year, highlights the best of the best.

The iPhone Photography Awards have been run and won every year since 2007, the same year the first iPhone was released. All you need is an iPhone or iPad to enter, and enter thousands did for the 2018 edition, with submissions coming in from more than 140 countries.

Images are judged on a mix of artistic merit, originality, subject, and style, with the entries battling it out across 18 different categories. These include animals, architecture, children, landscape, lifestyle, nature, people, and travel. Every submission, meanwhile, is in the running to win the Grand Prize Winner Photographer of the Year title.

The Grand Prize winner of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards shows a group of Rohingyan children watching an awareness film about health and sanitation near a refugee camp outside Ukhiya, Bangladesh
The Grand Prize winner of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards shows a group of Rohingyan children watching an awareness film about health and sanitation near a refugee camp outside Ukhiya, Bangladesh

Taking top honors this year is the above shot by Bangladesh's Jashim Salam. Taken on an iPhone 7, it shows a group of Rohingyan children watching an awareness film about health and sanitation near a refugee camp outside Ukhiya, Bangladesh.

Meanwhile, Italy's Massimo Graziani took out the architecture category with this beautiful shot of curved archways in Rome, taken on his iPhone 7 Plus.

Winner of the architecture category in the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Winner of the architecture category in the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards

The nature category produced a stack of stunning images, including this gem from China's Peng Ju Tang. Also taken with an iPhone 7 Plus, the photo depicts a giant iceberg in the Qaasuitsup Kommune region of Greenland.

Third place in the nature category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards
Third place in the nature category of the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards

But these provide just a taste of the smartphone-snapping exploits showcased in the 2018 iPhone Photography Awards. For a look at the highlights from all 18 categories, jump on into our gallery.

Source: iPhone Photography Awards

2 comments
christopher
Hmm - looks like a drone (over the breakers) and a gopro (undercarriage) snuck into those somehow, and there's a bunch more that seem entirely unlikely to be an iPhone (e.g. the war shot) and some likely post-processing which I would consider cheating (B&W)...
Cody Blank
Christopher. 1. Wave shot looks like it could be Pismo Beach from the pier, or could be any beach with a tall pier. 2. Yeah no one brings a iPhone into a warzone...there has already been published war photojournalism done on an iPhone. 3. Post processing is an integral part of photography. You ever seen the some of the dark room edits/markups of some of the most iconic photos ever? 4. You know you can put an iPhone almost anywhere you could put a gopro.