These are the Winners of the 2020 iPhone Photography Awards


This morning, the iPhone Photography Awards—the first and longest running iPhone photography competition—unveiled the winners of its 13th annual contest. As usual, these images represent the best of smartphone photography from around the world, and show what’s possible with just a phone, an understanding of light, and a good eye.

The awards recognized a Grand Prize; First, Second, and Third Place Photographer of the Year; as well as winners in a total of 18 categories separate categories such as Abstract, Landscapes, People, News & Events, and even ‘Trees.’

For 2020, the Grand Prize and title of iPhone Photographer of the Year went to Dimpy Bhalotia from the United Kingdom for her photo Flying Boys, captured with an iPhone X in Banaras, India:

Photo © Dimpy Bhalotia | 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

Scroll down to see the First, Second, and Third place winners in the Photographer of the Year contest, as well as the rest of the category winners for 2020. There are some truly impressive and creative shots among the winners, which were shot with a wide variety of Apple smartphones. In fact, one category champ is still shooting with an iPhone 4.

First Place – Photographer of the Year

Photo © Artyom Baryshau | 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

Photographer: Artyom Baryshau

Location: India

Camera: iPhone 6


Second Place – Photographer of the Year

Photo © Geli Zhao | 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

Photographer: Geli Zhao

Location: Chengdu, Sichuan

Camera: iPhone XS Max


Third Place – Photographer of the Year

Photo © Saif Hussain | 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

Photographer: Saif Hussain

Location: Baghdad, Iraq

Camera: iPhone X


Abstract Category Winner

Photo © Tu Odnu | 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

Photographer: Tu Odnu

Location: None Specified

Camera: iPhone 7 Plus


Animals Category Winner

Photo © Xiaojun Zhang | 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

Photographer: Xiaojun Zhang

Location: Iceland

Camera: iPhone X


Architecture Category Winner

Photo © Haiyin Lin | 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

Photographer: Haiyin Lin

Location: Milan, Italy

Camera: iPhone X


Children Category Winner

Photo © Ekaterina Varzar | 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

Photographer: Ekaterina Varzar

Location: Vorontsovsky Park, Moscow

Camera: iPhone 6


Floral Category Winner

Photo © Peiquan Li | 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

Photographer: Peiquan Li

Location: None Specified

Camera: iPhone 8 Plus


Landscapes Category Winner

Photo © Liu Dan | 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

Photographer: Liu Dan

Location: Marble Canyon, Arizona

Camera: iPhone XS Max


Lifestyle Category Winner

Photo © Audrey Blake | 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

Photographer: Audrey Blake

Location: Cancun, Mexico

Camera: iPhone X


Nature Category Winner

Photo © Lisi Li | 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

Photographer: Lisi Li

Location: Skógafoss, Iceland

Camera: iPhone 7 Plus


News & Events Category Winner

Photo © Fernando Merlo | 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

Photographer: Fernando Merlo

Location: Spain

Camera: iPhone X


Other Category Winner

Photo © Danielle Moir | 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

Photographer: Danielle Moir

Location: Westhampton Beach, New York

Camera: iPhone 6


Panorama Category Winner

Photo © Bojan Pacadziev | 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

Photographer: Bojan Pacadziev

Location: Madrid, Spain

Camera: iPhone 8


People Category Winner

Photo © Omar Lucas | 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

Photographer: Omar Lucas

Location: Ayacucho, Peru

Camera: iPhone 4


Portraits Category Winner

Photo © Mona Jumaan | 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

Photographer: Mona Jumaan

Location: Ouarzazate, Morocco

Camera: iPhone XR


Series Category Winner

Photos © Liu Dan | 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

Photographer: Liu Dan

Location: Mindat, Myanmar

Camera: iPhone 11 Pro Max


Still Life Category Winner

Photo © Joao Cabaco | 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

Photographer: Joao Cabaco

Location: Santa Maria dos Olivais, Portugal

Camera: iPhone XR


Sunset Category Winner

Photo © Leo Chan | 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

Photographer: Leo Chan

Location: Auronzo di Cadore, Italy

Camera: iPhone 11 Pro


Travel Category Winner

Photo © Kristian Cruz | 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

Photographer: Kristian Cruz

Location: Varanasi, India

Camera: iPhone X


Trees Category Winner

Photo © Glenn Homann | 2020 iPhone Photography Awards

Photographer: Glenn Homann

Location: Queensland, Australia

Camera: iPhone 11 Pro


To see all of the winner, including the second and third place finishers in each of the 18 categories above, head over to the IPPA website, where you can also learn more about the winning photographers or submit your own images for next year’s 14th annual iPhone Photography Awards.


Image credits: All photos credited individually, used courtesy of the iPhone Photography Awards



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