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Slideshow: Winning photographs of the 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

Winning photographs of the 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

The winning photos of the 2020 iPhone Photography Awards (IPPA) have been announced, showcasing incredible imagery from around the world captured on iPhone devices.

Founded in 2007, the IPPA was the first and is the longest-running iPhone-specific photography competition. This year marks the 13th annual contest, which drew images from thousands of photographers from across the globe.

In the following gallery, we’ve rounded up the the Grand Prize winner and the first place winners for each of the 19 categories (Abstract, Animals, Architecture, Children, Floral, Landscape, Lifestyle, Nature, News & Events, Other, Panorama, People, Portrait, Series, Still Life, Sunset, Travel and Trees). The Grand Prize winning photograph in the following slide, ‘Flying Boys,’ also adorned photographer Dimpy Bhalotia as winner of the Photographer of the Year award.

You can find the rest of the runner-up images on the IPPA website, as well as a collection of the winning photographers. You can also sign up for the 2021 iPhone Photography Awards contest.


Image credit: All photos used with permission from IPPA.

Grand Prize Photographer of the Year Winner

Flying Boys — Dimpy Bhalotia

Location: Banaras, India

Gear: Shot on iPhone X

First Place Abstract Winner

Untitled — Tu Odnu

Location: China

Gear: Shot on iPhone 7 Plus

First Place Animals Winner

Horses in the Storm — Xiaojun Zhang

Location: Iceland

Gear: Shot on iPhone X

First Place Architecture Winner

Duomo di Milano — Haiyin Lin

Location: Milan, Italy

Gear: Shot on iPhone X

First Place Children Winner

Cotton Candy — Ekaterina Varzar

Location: Vorontsovsky Park, Moscow

Gear: Shot on iPhone 6

First Place Floral Winner

Untitled — Peiquan Li

Location: China

Gear: Shot on iPhone 8 Plus

First Place Landscapes Winner

The Wave — Liu Dan

Location: Marble Canyon, Arizona

Gear: Shot on iPhone XS Max

First Place Lifestyle Winner

Culture Fusion — Audrey Blake

Location: Cancun, Mexico

Gear: Shot on iPhone X

First Place Nature Winner

The Surface of the Alien Planet — Lisi Li

Location: Skógafoss, Iceland

Gear: Shot on iPhoen 7 Plus

First Place News & Events Winner

Demons Lighting the Sky — Fernando Merlo

Location: Paterna, Spain

Gear: Shot on iPhone X

First Place Other Winner

Beach Chair — Danielle Moir

Location: Westhampton Beach, New York, USA

Gear: Shot on iPhone 6

First Place Panorama Winner

Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas — Bojan Pacadziev

Location: Madrid, Spain

Gear: Shot on iPhone 8

First Place People Winner

Knitting to Heal Wounds — Omar Lucas

Location: Ayacucho, Peru

Gear: Shot on iPhone 4

First Place Portraits Winner

Beautiful Isolation — Mona Jumaan

Location: Ouarzazate, Morocco

Gear: Shot on iPhone XR

First Place Series Winner

Tattooed Women — Liu Dan

Location: Mindat, Myanmar

Gear: Shot on iPhone 11 Pro Max

First Place Still Life Winner

The Wine Bottle and the Seven Chouriços — Joao Cabaco

Location: Santa Maria dos Olivais, Portugal

Gear: Shot on iPhone XR

First Place Sunset Winner

Nightfall at the Dolomites — Leo Chan

Location: Auronzo di Cadore, Italy

Gear: Shot on iPhone 11 Pro

First Place Travel Winner

Free from the Past — Kristian Cruz

Location: Varanasi, India

Gear: Shot on iPhone X

First Place Trees Winner

Alone — Glenn Homann

Location: Queensland, Australia

Gear: Shot on iPhone 11 Pro