NEW YORK – July 7, 2016 – The iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) is proud to announce the winners of the 9th Annual Awards. This year’s winners were selected from thousands of entries submitted by iPhone photographers from 139 countries around the world.
The Grand Prize Winner Photographer of the Year Award goes to Siyuan Niu of China for his entry The Man and the Eagle. First, Second and Third Place Photographers of the Year Awards go to Patryk Kuleta of Poland for his image from his series the Modern Cathedrals, Robin Robertis of the United States for her entry titled She Bends with the Wind and Carolyn Mara Borlenghi of the United States from her series Wonderland.
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in 19 categories were awarded to photographers who represented countries around the world including Australia, Brazil, China, Chile, France, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.
“This year’s entries contained thousand’s of excellent submissions, presenting quite a challenge for our judges” said IPPAWARDS creator Kenan Aktulun. “It is truly amazing to have so many people from around the world share their experiences, the beauty they see and their personal moments with us.”
The Grand Prize Winner Photographer of the Year Award winner receives an iPad Pro. The First, Second and Third Place Photographer of the Year Award winners will each receive an Apple Watch Sport. The first place winner in each category will be awarded a Gold Bar and the Second and Third place winners will each get a Palladium Bar from the most recognizable private gold mint in the world.
ABOUT IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
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 130 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.