These Are the Best iPhone Photos of 2018

The IPPAWARDS, or iPhone Photography Awards, has been celebrating the joy of iPhone photography since 2007, and it just released the winners of its 2018 photo contest celebrating the best iPhone photos of the year. The grand prize winner this year is Jashim Salam of Bangladesh, who shot the above photo with an iPhone 7.

Captured in Ukhiya, Bangladesh, the image shows “Rohingya children watching an awareness film about health and sanitation near Tangkhali refugee camp in Ukhiya.”

Here are the other winning photos from this year’s contest:

Alexandre Weber of Switzerland. 1st Place, Photographer of the Year. Shot on iPhone 6S
Baiana in yellow and blue
“The picture was taken in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, spontaneously, after a truck drove by. The woman with traditional clothes of a “baiana”, was looking after the truck, during her work break.”
Location: Salvador de Bahia, Brazil
Huapeng Zhao of China. 2nd Place, Photographer of the Year. Shot on iPhone 6
Eye to eye
“I met this boy while walking at the seaside. When I was trying to take a picture of him, he put the fish he caught in front of his eye.“
Location: YanTai ShanDong province, China
Zarni Myo Win of Myanmar. 3rd Place, Photographer of the Year. Shot on iPhone 7 Plus
I want to play
“A young boy who lost his leg was watching his friends play soccer, and he said he wanted to play soccer if he could.”
Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Glenn Homann of Australia. 1st Place – Abstract. Shot on iPhone X
“I was looking to take some photos in a rather cluttered, messy industrial space. As I became more frustrated at the lack
of interesting images, my eye honed in
on smaller details. A simple and striking black and white image of cardboard scraps resulted.”
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Robin Robertis of United States. 1st Place – Animals. Shot on iPhone 7 Plus
“Django” Old man baby dog
“Django is a Shaolin Temple Terrier, born and raised in a Buddhist monastery in the northern province of Hunan China. Django likes long walks on the beach and listening to Miles Davis.”
Location: Carlsbad, California
Massimo Graziani of Italy. 1st Place – Architecture. Shot on iPhone 7 Plus
“A stair ramp from Rome in Via Allegri.”
Location: Rome, Italy
Melisa Barrilli of Canada. 1st Place – Children. Shot on iPhone 5S
Spray Fury
“My daughter was wearing her ballet leotard and she was spraying her siblings and herself.”
Location: Toronto, Canada
Alison Helena of United States. 1st Place – Floral. Shot on iPhone 7
“I was parking to do my weekly grocery shopping and saw the amazing light on the wall and flowers”
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Charles Thomas of United States. 1st Place – Landscape. Shot on iPhone 8 Plus
Human vs. Nature
“I’ve always been fascinated with the view out of an airplane window. On this afternoon, I was lucky enough to get a window seat on a return trip from Las Vegas. I watched the landscape slowly transform from cityscape to rows of identical suburban houses, to surreal desert- scape.”
Location: Between Nevada and Arizona
Natalia Garcés of Spain. 1st Place – Lifestyle. Shot on iPhone 7
Mrs. Sancheski
“This day I opened my second exhibition, there was a lot of atmosphere and good friends. Mrs. Sancheski is the mother of three children, unique, urban and stylish.“
Location: Alcalá de Henares , Madrid, Spain
Sukru Mehmet Omur of France. 1st Place – Nature. Shot on iPhone 6S
Morning Fog
Location: Toulouse France
Mohammed Badra of Syria. 1st Place – News/Events. Shot on iPhone 7
Iftar Amongst the Ruins
“During a lull in the bombings, Syrians gather, seated on a long 1200-meter row of tables set up amongst the ruins of Douma, for a public Iftar, the evening meal at the end of the daily Ramadan fast.”
Location: Douma, Syria
Amy Nelson of United States. 1st Place – Other. Shot on iPhone SE
Sky Portal
“I took this photo at the 39th Annual Wright Kite Festival in Kill Devil Hills, NC, where 30-100 foot kites were on display amidst clouds and drizzle.”
Location: Wright Brothers National Park, North Carolina
Mateusz Piesiak of Poland. 1st Place – Panorama. Shot on iPhone 6 Plus
“In summer the sun is above the horizon nearly all day where Vatnajökull glacier meets the Atlantic Ocean.”
Location: Iceland
Jonas Wyssen of Switzerland. 1st Place – People. Shot on iPhone 7 Plus
“Brazilian tourist posing in front of a small catholic chapel taking a tourists photo.”
Location: Praia de Carneiros Pernambuco, Brazil
Scott Woodward of Singapore. 1st Place – Portrait. Shot on iPhone 6S
“Moken village elder, Salamah, wearing his hand- carved wooden dive goggles on the beach at Au Bon Yai, a tiny island community of about 300 sea gypsies off the coast of Phang Nga, Thailand.”
Location: Ko Surin, Thailand
Fiona Bailey of United Kingdom. 1st Place – Still Life. Shot on iPhone 7
Location: London, England
Sara Ronkainen
Finland. 1st Place – Sunset. Shot on iPhone 5s
Dandelion sunset
“In central Finland, where summer days are long and sunsets beautiful. I was out walking by a lake one evening, and saw dandelions floating in the breeze. Feeling inspired, I picked one, held it up and used it as a filter through which to capture the last rays of the day’s sun.”
Location: Jyväskylä, Finland
Anna Aiko of Japan, France. 1st Place – Travel. Shot on iPhone 6S
Silk Road
“This photo was taken on the first day of my departure for the desert of Gobi, on the Silk Road. On the road I got lost with my two Mongolian men, driver and guide, and we found ourselves in this area known for the very first traces of dinosaurs. The atmosphere was magical, in the vast desert with plains and mountains.”
Location: Mongolia
Lidia Muntean of Romania. 1st Place – Trees. Shot on iPhone 7 Plus
Road of Tuscany
“This photo was taken near Pienza and Montalcino.”
Location: Val D’Orcia

You can find all of this year’s winning photos (beyond these 1st place winners) as well as winners from across the previous decade on the IPPAWARDS website.

Image credits: Photographs copyright their respective photographers and via IPPAWARDS 2018.