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2017 iPhone Photography Awards Celebrate 10 Years of Smart Pics

As iPhone turns 10, photo contest shows power of smartphone camera.

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Ten years after the release of the first iPhone, a photography awards showcase centered around the smartphone’s camera is still going strong.

The iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) announced the winners of the 10th Annual Awards this week. This year’s winners came from a field of thousands of i-photographers hailing from over 140 countries.

Founded in 2007, IPPAWARDS has “grown from a small circle of people and friends of friends into a truly global audience with thousands of participants,” creator Kenan Aktulun said in a statement.

“In this time of political upheaval we feel very thankful to host such a truly diverse group of people and their view of the world.”

See some of the winning photographs.

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Grand Prize Winner – Photographer of the Year: Children of Qayyarah (Sebastiano Tomada/IPPAWARDS)
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1st Place -Photographer of the Year: Dock Worker (Branda O Se/IPPAWARDS)
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1st Place – The America I Know (Juan Carlos Castañeda/IPPAWARDS)
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1st Place – Abstract (Christopher Armstrong/IPPAWARDS)
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1st Place – Animals (Francesca Tonegutti/IPPAWARDS)
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1st Place – Architecture (Paddy Chao/IPPAWARDS)
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1st Place – Children (Szymon Felkel/IPPAWARDS)
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1st Place – Flowers (Sidney Po/IPPAWARDS)
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1st Place – Landscape (Christian Horgan/IPPAWARDS)
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1st Place – Lifestyle (Nick Trombola/IPPAWARDS)
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1st Place – Nature (Aarond Sandberg/IPPAWARDS)
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1st Place – News/Events (Samuel Nacar/IPPAWARDS)
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1st Place – Others (Darren Boyd/IPPAWARDS)
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1st Place – Panorama (Nick Trombola/IPPAWARDS)
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1st Place – People (Dina Alfasi/IPPAWARDS)
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1st Place – Portrait (Gabriel Ribeiro/IPPAWARDS)
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1st Place – Series Image of Structure (Joshua Sarinana/IPPAWARDS)
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1st Place – Still Life (David Hayes/IPPAWARDS)
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1st Place – Sunset (Kuanglong Zhang/IPPAWARDS)
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1st Place – Travel (Jen Pollack Bianco/IPPAWARDS)
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1st Place – Trees (Magali Chesnel/IPPAWARDS)