Requirements

Entries are open worldwide to photographers using an iPhone or iPad. Photos should not be published previously anywhere. The posts on personal accounts (Facebook, Instagram etc.) are eligible.

In some cases we may ask the original image to verify that it’s taken with an iPhone. The photos that can not be verified are disqualified.

Categories

Abstract,
Animals,
Architecture,
Children,
Floral,
Landscape,
Lifestyle,
Nature,
News and Events,
Panorama,
People,
Portrait,
Series (3 images),
Still Life,
Sunset,
Travel,
Trees,
Other.

How to Enter

  1. Select the number of images you want to submit and “Add to cart”.
  2. View your cart and follow the check out process to place your order.
  3. Upload your photos.

    You can view the history of your submissions in your account page.

These breath-taking images won.

Gwenn McGill - Portland, OR United States -  2nd Place - Landscape

Gwenn McGill – Portland, OR United States – 2nd Place, Landscape

 

Caitlin Dewey – The Washington Post

There’s an international competition for iPhone photography. These breath-taking images won.

Much fuss has been made by professional photographers displeased with the democratization of their medium. Instagram has ruined photography, some have said. A camera in every pocket is less a blessing than a curse.

Into this hubbub come winners of the eighth annual iPhone Photography Awards — apparently determined to prove the haters wrong. IPPA is an informal effort to recognize the best in amateur iPhone photography; with a $3 entrance fee and only two requirements — that the photos be taken on an iPhone, iPod or iPad and that they not be Photoshopped — it’s truly a photo contest for the everyman.

That said, the winners have consistently been stunning: fields of glaciers, half-lit still lives, Technicolor sunsets. This year’s winners came from 17 countries; the first-place photographer of the year, Julio Lucas, is a Florida-based art director and digital strategist … who incidentally happens to have a pretty cool Instagram. You can see his winning images and several of the others below; all of the winning images, in all 17 categories, are also available on IPPA’s Web site.