2019 iPhone Photography Awards announced, grand prize winning image shot on iPhone X

The 2019 iPhone Photgraphy Awards (IPPAwards) have been announced today. The winning photographs cover a range of categories and were shot on everything from iPhone SE to iPhone XS. Follow along for a look at the stunning images that won awards this year.

Photographers from more than 140 countries entered images shot on iPhone in this year’s contest.

The iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) is proud to announce the winners of the 12th Annual Awards. This year’s winners were selected from thousands of entries submitted by iPhone photographers from over 140 countries around the world.

Grand prize along with first, second, and third-place awards were given for photographer of the year, as well as awards for photos in 18 different categories ranging from abstract to lifestyle, nature to portrait and more.

The Grand Prize Winner and Photographer of the Year Award goes to Gabriella Cigliano of Italy for her entry .  First, Second and Third Place Photographers of the Year Awards go to Diogo Lage of Portugal for his image , Yuliya Ibraeva of Russia for her entry of and Peng Hao of China for his image .

Here’s  which won Gabriella Cigliano the grand prize this year:

Big Sister

Sea Stripes

Location: Santa Rita Beach, Portugal
Shot on iPhone SE

Yuliya Ibraeva earned second place for photographer of the year with a surreal iPhone 7 Plus shot in the rain.

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Location: Rome, Italy
Shot on iPhone 7 Plus

Rounding out the photographer of the year awards was Peng Hao in third place with a stunning image taken at Burning Man.

iPhone Photography Awards 2019 Penh Hao

Come Across

Location: Nevada, USA
Shot on iPhone X

Check out all of the other award-winning photos and honorable mentions in categories like abstract, animals, architecture, children, floral, landscape, lifestyle, and much more on IPPAwards’ website.

Another really neat photograph was David Booker’s  which won third place in the children category.

iPhone Photography Awards David Booker


Location: Peak Rail, Derbyshire
Shot on iPhone XS Max

While the 12th annual IPPAwards are all wrapped up, the submissions for the 2020 awards are already open and can be made until March 31, 2020. Entries can actually be of photos shot on iPhone or iPad and can be taken using external lenses as well. Read the full rules here.

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