IPPAWARDS – iPhone Photography Awards

IPPAWARDS – iPhone Photography Awards

Deadline: March 31, 2021
Entry Fee: from $5.5 to $75.5
Prizes: IPPA Photographer of the Year Award Title, Gold and Palladium Bars, valuable prizes Apple, certificates

iPhone Photography Awards™ (IPPAWARDS) is the first and the longest running iPhone photography competition since 2007.

IPPAWARDS has been celebrating the creativity of the iPhone users since the first iPhone has inspired, excited and engaged the users worldwide. Since then every year, IPPAWARDS has selected the best shots among thousands of images submitted by iPhone photographers from 140+ countries around the world.

Winners are selected by the jury members in several steps and The Photographers of the Year and the category winners prizes awarded.


Entries are open worldwide to photographers using an iPhone or iPad. Photos should not be published previously anywhere. The posts on personal accounts (Facebook, Instagram etc.) are eligible. The photos should not be altered in any desktop image processing program such as Photoshop. It is OK to use any IOS apps.

The use of any iPhone is permissible. iPhone add-on lenses can be used. In some cases we may ask the original image to verify that it’s taken with an iPhone, iPad. The photos that can not be verified are disqualified.

The submissions must be in the original size or not smaller than 1000 pixels in either height or width.

There are no limits on the amount of entries you can submit.


  • Abstract
  • Animals
  • Architecture
  • Children
  • City Life
  • Environment
  • Landscape
  • Lifestyle
  • Nature
  • Panorama
  • People
  • Portrait
  • Series (3 images)
  • Still Life
  • Sunset
  • Travel
  • Trees
  • Other


All photographers compete for the 4 IPPAWARDS Photographers of the Year. Grand Prize, 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

  • Top Prizes
    All entries compete for the prestigious IPPA Photographer of the Year Award title, and the top 3 winners will receive a prize to be announced later.
  • 18 Gold Bars
    The 1st place winner of the 18 categories will win a Gold Bar from the most recognizable private gold mint in the world.
  • 18 Platinum Bars
    The 2nd and 3rd place winners of the 18 categories will win a Palladium Bar from the most recognizable private gold mint in the world.
    The work of the top winner and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Winners on each category will be publicized on IPPAWARDS online gallery and any published IPPAWARDS materials.
  • Certificates in all Categories
    All 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from each categories will receive a IPPAWARDS certificate.
  • Honorable Mentions
    IPPAWARDS judges will award several Honorable Mention to entries to acknowledge talent as they deem fit.

Judging Criteria

Members of the Jury will review all entries and judge images on the basis of artistic merit, originality, subject, and style and ultimately decide the winners.

Entry Fees

  • 1 image: $5.50
  • 3 images: $12.50
  • 5 images: $18.50
  • 10 images: $37.50
  • 15 images: $55.50
  • 20 images: $67.00
  • 25 images: $75.50

There are no limits in the number of entries however we recommend that you only submit your best ones.

Winner Notification

All winners will be announced online eight to twelve weeks after the final submission deadline. Only top winners in each categories will be notified before the official announcement.

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