The America I Know

© Michael Daniell - iPhone 5s

New York – November 23, 2016 – The iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) announced a new category “The America I Know” for the 2017 Annual Competition.


In collaboration with The Aspen Institute, we’re very happy to announce a new category: The America I Know.

As America grapples with its self-identity, we want to see your understanding of this vast and varied land. Whether you’ve lived in America your whole life or you’ve only seen it in the movies, your unique perspective is requested. Are we healing or hurting, rising or falling, together or divided? What is the America you know, right now?

Two selected winners will receive a trip to the thirteenth annual Aspen Ideas Festival at the Aspen Institute’s campus in Aspen, Colorado from June 22-July 1, 2017. Three nights of lodging in Aspen and a festival pass will also be included. The 2017 winning entries for all categories will be exhibited during the festival.

iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) is the first and longest running iPhone photography competition. 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 has selected the very best shots among thousands of images submitted by iPhone photographers from more than 139+ countries around the world. Winners are selected by esteemed jury members in a multi-step process and The Photographers of the Year are then awarded.


The Aspen Institute will host the thirteenth annual Aspen Ideas Festival at the Aspen Institute’s campus in Aspen, CO from June 22-July 1, 2017.  The festival will gather an impressive group of speakers, contributors, and roughly 3,000 passholders for a 10-day celebration of idea sharing.

Press Contacts:

Kenan Aktulun
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Killeen Brettmann
Managing Director,  Aspen Ideas Festival
The Aspen Institute
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