Submit your best shots for 2022 iPhone Photography Awards


Enter your iPhone or iPad pics now to compete in the 15th annual iPhone Photography Awards.
Enter your iPhone or iPad pics now to compete in the 15th annual iPhone Photography Awards.
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You have from now until the end of March to enter your most amazing iPhone or iPad photographs to compete in the 15th annual edition of the iPhone Photography Awards. As in past years, for the 2022 contest you submit your pics through the group’s website.

Submit entries for 2022 iPhone Photography Awards

To submit any photograph you shot on an iPhone or iPad, individually or in a series, go to You can enter in any of 15 categories (abstract, landscape, nature, portrait, sunset, etc.).

The group requests that you name each image with your name and the category, like this: “FirstName-LastName-Category.jpg”

Your submitted photos must not be digitally altered by desktop processing programs like Photoshop. But you can feel free to use iPhone lenses to snap images. And there are no restrictions on which app you can use to take pics.

In some cases, the awards organization said it may ask for the original photograph to verify that you took it on an iOS device.

Costs and awards

When you enter, you must register on the site and pay entry fees that start at $5.50 for a single image. There are discounts for multiple images and no limit on how many photos you can submit.

Photographers who win awards will receive various prizes. All entries compete for the IPPA Photographer of the Year Award title. The Grand Prize is an iPad Air. The top three winners each get an Apple Watch Series 3. Category winners get 1-gram gold (first place) or 1-gram platinum (second and third place) bars from “the most recognizable private gold mint in the world.”

The submission deadline for the 2022 iPhone Photography Awards is March 31, 2022. Winners are typically announced later in the year. In 2021, the awards were announced in July. Hungarian Kerekes István took both the Grand Prize and the Photographer of the Year title using an iPhone 7.


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