2018 IPPAwards – Landscape

If you’re unfamiliar with the IPPAwards, don’t be surprised.  So were we.  Surprisingly, the IPPAwards have been around for over 10 years.  So what is it?

The iPhone Photography Awards

Recently the 2018 winners for the Landscape division were released and we were eager to see what the judges found to be the best.

Below is a recap with full credit to the iPPAwards and the photographers who entered the contest.

Charles Thomas

United States

1st Place – Landscape

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
Shot on iPhone 8 Plus


Asuman Robson


2nd Place – Landscape

At Sycamore Gap
“Taken on a hike along Hadrian’s Wall in the North East of England. It was a typical moody day and I liked how the tree and hikers looked in front of the clouds in this dramatic dip of the Roman wall.”

Location: Northumberland, UK
Shot on iPhone 7


Naian Feng


3rd Place – Landscape

The Kerid
“This is a photo of Kerid mount in southern Iceland. Kerid is a dead volcano and in the middle there is a blue volcanic lake. I took this photo during winter when the lake was frozen. The black spots on the surface of the lake are tourists.”

Location: Kerid, Iceland
Shot on iPhone X


If you’d like to enter the 12th Annual iPhone Photography Awards, you have until the deadline, March 31, 2019 to enter.

To enter go here: 2019 iPPAwards

16th Annual IPA Photography Awards Competition

Hey gang!  If you’re looking for another photo competition to enter, this might be it.  The International Photography Awards (IPA) has just opened for submissions.  Both professional and amateur photographers are able to submit images and the competition will be divided between professional and amateur levels.

The early bird deadline for submissions is May 31st, 2018 and will receive a 10% discount on fees.  Regular submission deadline is July 31st, 2018.

The prizes will include more than $22,000 in cash and the winners will be published in the IPA Annual Book of Photography. The winners will be awarded a Lucie Trophy, which is presented at the Annual Lucie Awards Gala each year in New York City.

The winning photographers will also be featured in the IPA Best of Show Exhibition. The exhibit will go on tour in New York City, Los Angeles, Moscow, Paris, Budapest, Barcelona, Tokyo, Taipei, Shanghai, Manila and Bangkok.

IPA’s international jury will evaluate entries competing for this year’s awards. It is comprised of gallerists, photo editors, art collectors and other photography luminaries. The jury members will judge the images based on originality, technical excellence and artistic merit.

The entry fees are as follows:


Single Image: $35.00 USD
Series (2 to 9 images): $60.00 USD
Each Additional Category: 20% off


Single Image: $25.00 USD
Series (2 to 9 images): $50.00 USD
Each Additional Category: 20% off


Single Image: $15.00 USD
Series (2 to 9 images): $30.00 USD
Each Additional Category: 20% off

You can enter here:  https://www.photoawards.com/how-to-enter/