Irish man wins big at 10th iPhone Photography Awards

The filthy hands of a dock worker featured in Brendan Ó Sé’s award-winning iPhone image.

Now in its 10th year, in line with the device’s 10-year anniversary, the iPhone Photography Awards are pretty self-explanatory.

Thousands of images, taken from photographers across 140 countries, enter into the competition.

Ó Sé took first prize ahead of Yeow-Kwang Yeo of Singapore for his entry of The Performer and Kuanglong Zhang of Shenzhen, China for his image The City Palace.

The overall grand prize winner, though was Sebastian Tomada of New York City, USA for his entry Children of Qayyarah.

Tomada won an iPad Pro for his efforts, with Apple Watches given to Ó Sé, Yeo and Zhang.

There were numerous other categories, with winners of each securing a bar of gold.

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“We are amazed to see how [the awards have] grown from a small circle of people and friends of friends into a truly global audience with thousands of participants,” said Kenan Aktulun, creator of the event.

“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.”

The full list of category winners are included below:

Sebastiano Tomada, USA. Grand Prize winner – photographer of the year category, IPPA. Children of Qayyarah: “Children roam the streets in Qayyarah, Iraq, near the fire and smoke billowing from oil wells set ablaze by Islamic State militants.”

Sebastiano Tomada, USA. Grand Prize winner – photographer of the year category, IPPA.
Children of Qayyarah: “Children roam the streets in Qayyarah, Iraq, near the fire and smoke billowing from oil wells set ablaze by Islamic State militants.”

Brendan Ó Sé, Ireland. 1st place, photographer of the year category, IPPA. Dock Worker: “I shot this photo on an early morning photo walk around the docks in Jakarta in April 2016. These were the hands of a dock worker who was taking a break. I was struck by the texture created by the accumulated dirt on his hands.”

Brendan Ó Sé, Ireland. 1st place, photographer of the year category, IPPA. Dock Worker: “I shot this photo on an early morning photo walk around the docks in Jakarta in April 2016. These were the hands of a dock worker who was taking a break. I was struck by the texture created by the accumulated dirt on his hands.”

Yeow-Kwang Yeo, Singapore. 2nd place, photographer of the year category, IPPA.

Yeow-Kwang Yeo, Singapore. 2nd place, photographer of the year category, IPPA.

Kuanglong Zhang, China. 3rd place, photographer of the year category, IPPA. “Udaipur is one of the most romantic cities in India. in the City palace, I snapped a moment of one of the staff gazing out of the window as if he saw the slowly historic course of the palace’s construction, which was as quite attractive moment.”

Kuanglong Zhang, China. 3rd place, photographer of the year category, IPPA. “Udaipur is one of the most romantic cities in India. in the City palace, I snapped a moment of one of the staff gazing out of the window as if he saw the slowly historic course of the palace’s construction, which was as quite attractive moment.”

Christopher Armstrong, Australia. 1st place, abstract category, IPPA.

Christopher Armstrong, Australia. 1st place, abstract category, IPPA.

Francesca Tonegutti, Italy. 1st place, animals category, IPPA.

Francesca Tonegutti, Italy. 1st place, animals category, IPPA.

Juan Carlos Castañeda, US. 1st place, the America I know, IPPA. (Click to enlarge)

Juan Carlos Castañeda, US. 1st place, the America I know, IPPA. (Click to enlarge)

Paddy Chao, Taiwan. 1st place, architecture category, IPPA.

Paddy Chao, Taiwan. 1st place, architecture category, IPPA.

Szymon Felkel, Poland. 1st place, children category, IPPA.

Szymon Felkel, Poland. 1st place, children category, IPPA.

Sidney Po, Philippines. 1st place, flowers category, IPPA.

Sidney Po, Philippines. 1st place, flowers category, IPPA.

Christian Horgan, Australia. 1st place, landscape category, IPPA.

Christian Horgan, Australia. 1st place, landscape category, IPPA.

Nick Trombola, US. 1st place, lifestyle category, IPPA.

Nick Trombola, US. 1st place, lifestyle category, IPPA.

Aaron Sandberg, US. 1st place, nature category, IPPA.

Aaron Sandberg, US. 1st place, nature category, IPPA.

Samuel Nacar, Spain. 1st place, news/events category, IPPA.

Samuel Nacar, Spain. 1st place, news/events category, IPPA.

Darren Boyd, US. 1st place, others category, IPPA.

Darren Boyd, US. 1st place, others category, IPPA.

Nick Trombola, US. 1st place, panorama category, IPPA.

Nick Trombola, US. 1st place, panorama category, IPPA.

Dina Alfasi, Israel. 1st place, people category, IPPA.

Dina Alfasi, Israel. 1st place, people category, IPPA.

Gabriel Ribeiro, Brazil. 1st place, portrait category, IPPA.

Gabriel Ribeiro, Brazil. 1st place, portrait category, IPPA.

Joshua Sarinana, US. 1st place, series structure category, IPPA.
Joshua Sarinana, US. 1st place, series structure category, IPPA.

Joshua Sarinana, US. 1st place, series structure category, IPPA.

Joshua Sarinana, US. 1st place, series structure category, IPPA. (Three above)

David Hayes, US. 1st place, still life category, IPPA.

David Hayes, US. 1st place, still life category, IPPA.

Kuanglong Zhang, China. 1st place, sunset category, IPPA.

Kuanglong Zhang, China. 1st place, sunset category, IPPA.

Jen Pollack Bianco, US. 1st place, travel category, IPPA.

Jen Pollack Bianco, US. 1st place, travel category, IPPA.

Magali Chesnel, France. 1st place, trees category, IPPA.

Magali Chesnel, France. 1st place, trees category, IPPA.

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