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07/19/2018 13:19 EDT | Updated 07/19/2018 13:20 EDT

The 2018 iPhone Photography Awards Prove You Don't Need A Fancy Camera To Take Amazing Photos

The best camera is the one you have in your pocket.

Erica Wu/iPhone Photography Awards

Ever since the release of the first iPhone, the iPhone Photography Awards have honored the true masters of mobile photography. Now in its 11th year, we’re seeing just what some photographers can do with a camera they probably carry around all the time. While this competition is limited to those who use iPhones, there is a competition for mobile phone users as well, if you’re interested. 

This year’s winners were selected from thousands of entries and from photographers in 140 countries. The winning image, taken by Jashish Salam of Bangladesh and titled “Displaced,” shows a crowded refugee camp with Rohingya children watching a film about sanitation. Other awards included prizes for photographer of the year and 18 other categories like Nature, Children and Travel. 

Check out some of the winning images below and head over the iPhone Photography Awards site to see more. 

  • Grand Prize
    Grand Prize
    Jashim Salam/iPhone Photography Awards
    "Displaced"
    Rohingya children watching an awareness film about health and sanitation near Tangkhali refugee camp in Ukhia.
    Shot on iPhone 7
  • Photographer Of The Year
    Photographer Of The Year
    Alexandre Weber/iPhone Photography Awards
    First Place
    "Baiana in yellow and blue"
    The picture was taken in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, spontaneously, after a truck drove by. The woman with traditional clothes of a “baiana” was looking after the truck, during her work break.
    Shot on iPhone 6S.
  • Huapeng Zhao/iPhone Photography Awards
    Second Place
    "Eye to eye"
    Yantai Shandong province, China
    Shot on iPhone 6
  • Zarni Myo Win/iPhone Photography Awards
    Third Place
    "I want to play"
    A young boy who lost his leg was watching his friends play soccer, and he said he wanted to play soccer if he could. 
    Yangon, Myanmar
    Shot on iPhone 7 Plus
  • Abstract
    Abstract
    Glenn Homann/iPhone Photography Awards
    First Place
    "Corrugations"
    Brisbane, Australia
    Shot on iPhone X
  • Edwin Loyola/iPhone Photography Awards
    Second Place
    "The Union of Colors"
    Mall of Asia, Philippines
    Shot on iPhone X
  • Jedrzej Franek/iPhone Photography Awards
    Third Place
    "Collapcity"
    Pozna, Poland
    Shot on iPhone 6S
  • Animals
    Animals
    Robin Robertis/iPhone Photography Awards
    First Place
    “Django”
    Carlsbad, California
    Shot on iPhone 7 Plus
  • Katie Wall/iPhone Photography Awards
    Second Place
    "0 to not-quite-Seagull-speed in 60 seconds"
    New Brighton, Wirral, U.K.
    Shot on iPhone 7
  • Erica Wu/iPhone Photography Awards
    Third Place
    "Smiling Fox"
    Miyagi Zao Fox Village, Japan
    Shot on iPhone X
  • Architecture
    Architecture
    Massimo Graziani/iPhone Photography Awards
    First Place
    "Rampage"
    Rome, Italy
    Shot on iPhone 7 Plus
  • KuangLong Zhang/iPhone Photography Awards
    Second Place
    "Jameh Mosque of Isfahan"
    Isfahan, Iran
    Shot on iPhone 7
  • Nasra Al Sharji/iPhone Photography Awards
    Third Place
    "Burj Khalifa Dubai"
    Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai
    Shot on iPhone 6
  • Children
    Children
    Melisa Barrilli/iPhone Photography Awards
    First Place
    "Spray Fury"
    Toronto, Canada
    Shot on iPhone 5S
  • Dina Alfasi/iPhone Photography Awards
    Second Place
    "Air"
    Skate park, Haifa, Israel
    Shot on iPhone X
  • Savadmon Avalachamveettil/iPhone Photography Awards
    Third Place
    "Twins"
    Fermoy, Cork, Ireland
    Shot on iPhone 7 Plus
  • Landscape
    Landscape
    Charles Thomas/iPhone Photography Awards
    First Place
    "Human vs. Nature"
    Between Nevada and Arizona
    Shot on iPhone 8 Plus
  • Asuman Robson/iPhone Photography Awards
    Second Place
    "At Sycamore Gap"
    Northumberland, U.K.
    Shot on iPhone 7
  • Naian Feng/iPhone Photography Awards
    Third Place
    "The Kerid"
    Kerid, Iceland
    Shot on iPhone X
  • Lifestyle
    Lifestyle
    Natalia-Garcés/iPhone Photography Awards
    First Place
    "Mrs. Sancheski"
    Alcalá de Henares , Madrid, Spain
    Shot on iPhone 7
  • 泳桥 黄/iPhone Photography Awards
    Second Place
    "Dreams in the basket"
    Heyuan, Guangdong, China
    Shot on iPhone 5S
  • Paolo Mestriner/iPhone Photography Awards
    Third Place
    "Enjoy the Summer "
    Novalja, Croatia
    Shot on iPhone SE
  • Nature
    Nature
    Sukru Mehmet Omur/iPhone Photography Awards
    First Place
    "Morning Fog"
    Toulouse, France
    Shot on iPhone 6S
  • Anton Kruglov/iPhone Photography Awards
    Second Place
    "The Sand-snow river"
    Rosa Khutor Ski Resort, Sochi, Russia
    Shot on iPhone SE
  • Peng Ju Tang/iPhone Photography Awards
    Third Place
    "Serenity"
    Ilulissat, Greenland
    Shot on iPhone 7 Plus
  • News and Events
    News and Events
    Mohammed Badra/iPhone Photography Awards
    First Place
    "Iftar Amongst the Ruins"
    During a lull in the bombings, Syrians gather, seated on a long 1200-meter row of tables set up among the ruins of Douma, for a public Iftar, the evening meal at the end of the daily Ramadan fast.
    Shot on iPhone 7
  • Moises Silva/iPhone Photography Awards
    Second Place
    "The Heat"
    Betim, Brazil
    Shot on iPhone 5S
  • Verónica G. Cárdenas/iPhone Photography Awards
    Third Place
    "Refugee Caravan"
    Members of the Refugee Caravan 2017 climb the border fence dividing Mexico and the U.S. to celebrate their arrival in Tijuana.
    Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
    Shot on iPhone 6S
  • Other
    Other
    Amy Nelson/iPhone Photography Awards
    First Place
    "Sky Portal"
    Wright Brothers National Park, North Carolina
    Shot on iPhone SE
  • José Ignacio De Rocco/iPhone Photography Awards
    Second Place
    "Lo de Gómez"
    Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
    Shot on iPhone 6S
  • Magda Lates/iPhone Photography Awards
    Third Place
    "Landing"
    Sucy-en-Brie, Île-de-France, France
    Shot on iPhone SE
  • Panorama
    Panorama
    Mateusz Piesiak/iPhone Photography Awards
    First Place
    "Icebergs"
    Iceland
    Shot on iPhone 6 Plus
  • Burcu Ozturk/iPhone Photography Awards
    Second Place
    "Frozen Central Park"
    Central Park, New York City
    Shot on iPhone 7
  • Clifford Pickett/iPhone Photography Awards
    Third Place
    "Sunrise in Monument Valley"
    Oljato-Monument Valley, Utah
    Shot on iPhone 7 Plus
  • Travel
    Travel
    Anna Aiko/iPhone Photography Awards
    First Place
    "Silk Road"
    Mongolia
    Shot on iPhone 6S
  • Zarni Myo Win/iPhone Photography Awards
    Second Place
    "The Sculptor "
    Ayeyarwady River, Myanmar
    Shot on iPhone 7 Plus
  • Soha Ghandour/iPhone Photography Awards
    Third Place
    "Red Stripes"
    Tyre, Lebanon
    Shot on iPhone 5
  • People
    People
    Jonas Wyssen/iPhone Photography Awards
    First Place
    "Posers"
    Praia de Carneiros Pernambuco, Brazil
    Shot on iPhone 7 Plus
  • Lee Yu Chieh/iPhone Photography Awards
    Second Place
    "Waiting"
    Cusco, Peru
    Shot on iPhone 6S
  • Pascal Desapio/iPhone Photography Awards
    Third Place
    "Night at the beach"
    Barcelona, Spain
    Shot on iPhone 7 Plus
  • Portrait
    Portrait
    Scott Woodward/iPhone Photography Awards
    First Place
    "Salamah"
    Ko Surin, Thailand
    Shot on iPhone 6S
  • KuangLong Zhang/iPhone Photography Awards
    Second Place
    "The Tibetan Woman"
    Lhasa City, Tibet
    Shot on iPhone 7
  • Marina Spironetti/iPhone Photography Awards
    Third Place
    "Women of Gavoi"
    Gavoi, Sardinia, Italy
    Shot on iPhone 8
  • Sunset
    Sunset
    Sara Ronkainen/iPhone Photography Awards
    First Place
    "Dandelion sunset"
    Jyväskylä, Finland
    Shot on iPhone 5s
  • Cocu Liu/iPhone Photography Awards
    Second Place
    "Chasing Light"
    San Francisco, United States
    Shot on iPhone 7 Plus
  • Ruslan Zabulonov/iPhone Photography Awards
    Third Place
    "Sunset vibes"
    Kiev, Ukraine
    Shot on iPhone 6
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