iPhone Photography Awards 2021 winning photo taken with iPhone 7

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The iPhone Photography Awards have been held every year since 2007. This is a worldwide competition in which photographers with an iPhone (or iPad) can enter their best photos in various categories to compete for the top prize. The only conditions are that the photos must not have been previously published and must not be post-processed via an editing program on the Mac or PC. Today, the organization announces the winners of the iPhone Photography Awards 2021.

Winners iPhone Photography Awards 2021

This year's top prize goes to Hungarian photojournalist Istvan Kerekes. The photo is titled Transylvanian Shepherds and was taken with an iPhone 7, a device that is almost five years old. In the photo we see two shepherds with lambs, with an industrial landscape in the background.

Photo Kerekes. Made with iPhone 7.

The photographer of the year is Sharan Shetty from India, who took a beautiful black and white photo of a man with his horse in a vast environment with the iPhone X. The photo was taken in Azerbaijan.


Photo credits: Sharan Shetty. Made with iPhone X.

The second place for photographer of the year goes to Dan Liu from China with a photo of the natural landscape in China. The environment is very similar to the planet Mars, hence the title of the photo (‘A walk on Mars’). This photo was taken with the iPhone 11 Pro Max.


Photo credits: Dan Liu. Taken with iPhone 11 Pro Max.

Two Dutch winners
Dutch photographers also took first prize in two different categories. Laila Bakker took a black and white photo of a bearded dragon with her iPhone 11 Pro Max. The photo was taken in Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel and won first place in the animal category.


Photo credits: Laila Bakker. Made with iPhone 11 Pro Max.

The other first place goes to Claire Droppert with a typical Dutch picture: a meadow with water and windmills. She won first prize in the sunset category. The photo of Kinderdijk was also taken with an iPhone 11 Pro Max.


drops. Taken with iPhone 11 Pro Max.

All photos will be judged blindly by an independent jury. Apple is not associated with this annual competition, which has already hosted its 14th edition this year. Are you curious about all the other winners? You will find all the prize winners on the website of the organization.