Tim Cook highlights the 2018 iPhone Photography Award winners

2018 iPhone Photography Award winnersEleven years ago, Apple created the iPhone Photography Awards. The 2018 iPhone Photography Award winners have now been announced. Not surprisingly, the images are beautiful and inspiring and show great detail. 

This year, the competition received thousands of submissions. Photographers could submit images in 18 categories, including news and events, landscape, still life, and travel. First, second, and third place winners were selected in each of categories, plus two “photographer of the year” prizes were awarded.

2018 iPhone Photography Award winner prizes were awarded to photographers from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, Finland, France, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Myanmar, Oman, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Syria, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The grand prize winner was Jashim Salam of Bangladesh for his entry Displaced.  First, second and third place photographers of the year awards went to Alexandre Weber of Switzerland for his image Baiana in Yellow and Blue, China’s Huapeng Zhao of China for Eye to Eye, and Zarni Myo Win of Myanmar for his image I Want to Play.

As noted by Kenan Aktulun, the founder of the awards, in The Washington Post,

I started the awards as a hobby when I got my first iPhone. I’ve been doing photography and working in the user experience design field for long time. I was fascinated by changing user behavior with the introduction of the iPhone. Almost every iPhone user I observed was using the camera for capturing moments. They were not necessarily thinking about photography but taking snapshots of the moments that meant something to them. My idea was to create a platform to celebrate the creativity of the iPhone users.

Here’s the photographer of the year, grand prize winner:

Photographers of the year, grand prize

Next is the photographer of the year, first place winner:

Photographer of the year, first place

My favorite category winner is this one for the trees competition:

You can see the other 2018 iPhone Photography Award winners on IPPAWARDS website.

Which photos are your favorites? Let us know below.

Images: Photographer of the year, grand prize: Rohingya children watching an awareness film about health and sanitation near the Tangkhali refugee camp in Ukhia, Bangladesh. Shot with an iPhone 7. (Jashim Salam/IPPA); Photographer of the year, first place: The woman wearing the traditional clothes of a “baiana” takes a work break in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. Shot with an iPhone 6S. (Alexandre Weber/IPPA); First place, trees: Shot in Val d’Orcia in Italy’s Tuscany region. Shot with an iPhone 7 Plus. (Lidia Muntean/IPPA).