NEW YORK – June 26, 2017 – The iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) is proud to announce the winners of the 10th Annual Awards. This year’s winners were selected from thousands of entries submitted by iPhone photographers from over 140 countries around the world.
The Grand Prize Winner Photographer of the Year Award goes to Sebastian Tomada of New York City, USA for his entry Children of Qayyarah. First, Second and Third Place Photographers of the Year Awards go to Brenda O Se of Cork, Ireland for his image Dock Worker, Yeow-Kwang Yeo of Singapore for his entry of The Performer and Kuanglong Zhang of Shenzhen, China for his image The City Palace.
First, Second and Third place winners in our 2017 special category The America I Know, hosted in conjunction with The Aspen Institute are Juan Carlos Castañeda of New York, USA for his photo of The Water Protectors at Standing Rock, North Dakota in December 2016, Davis Bell of California, USA for his photo of Bison at Antelope Island and Maria K. Pianu of Pordenone, Italy for her photo of Coney Island. You can see a selection of the 2017 IPPAWARDS winning images at this year’s Festival, curated by IPPAWARDS and the Aspen Institute.
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in 19 categories were awarded to photographers who represented countries around the world including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Myanmar, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States.
This year was the IPPAWARDS 10th anniversary. Creator Kenan Aktulun says, “We are amazed to see how IPPAWARDS has grown from a small circle of people and friends of friends into a truly global audience with thousands of participants. In this time of political upheaval we feel very thankful to host such a truly diverse group of people and their view of the world.”
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 or Platinum Bar from the most recognizable private gold mint in the world.
In recognition for winning the first and second place images in the special category The America I Know, Juan Carlos Casteñeda and Davis Bell have been given an all-expenses paid trip to the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival.
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.