With the appearance of the first iPhone in 2007, the IPPAWARDS (iPhone Photography Awards) began, a photographic competition in which prizes are awarded to the best photos taken with an iPhone or iPad . The 12th edition already has its winners.
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Thousands of candidates from more than 140 countries sent in their photographs, but only a few were awarded. Each of the 18 categories had three winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd prize), with representation from countries such as Australia, Bahrain, Belarus, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Peru, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, United Kingdom and the United States of America. The 2016 edition included two Spaniards.
Gabriella Cigliano’s ‘Big Sister’, a Grand Prix winner and Photographer of the Year.
Both the Grand Prize winner and Photographer of the Year were won by Gabriella Cigliano , a 23-year-old Italian girl for ‘ Big Sister ‘. The first, second and third places for photographers of the year go to Diogo Lage, from Portugal, for ‘ Sea Stripes ‘; Yuliya Ibraeva, from Russia, for ‘ Sorry, no movie today ‘ and Pend Hao, from China, for ‘ Come Across ‘, respectively.
Sorry, no movie today’ by Yulia Ibraeva
The photograph of Gabriella Cigliano was taken in Zanzibar, Africa, with an iPhone X . She explains that she spent a month in Wasa (Zanzibar), teaching a class of curious young boys. Before returning to Italy they stopped in the capital, where the picture was taken. The girl was probably looking at it because she was curious about Cigliano.
Eat Across by Pend Hao
On the other hand, Diogo Lage’s snapshot was taken at Santa Rita beach, Portugal, using an iPhone SE, while Yulia Ibraeva’s was taken in Rome, Italy, with an iPhone 7 Plus and Peng Hao’s was taken in Nevada, United States of America, during the festival Burning Man with an iPhone X.
How to participate in the IPPAWARDS
The requirements to participate in the contest are quite simple. Only photos taken with an iPhone or iPad are allowed, and must not have been previously published anywhere , although if they are uploaded to personal social networking accounts (Facebook, Instagram, etc.) they are eligible.
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In some situations, the original image may be requested to verify that it was taken with an Apple device. If the snapshot cannot be verified it will be disqualified.
There are 18 categories on which we can send the images, such as abstract, animals, architecture, nature, portrait, sunset, travel or others.