Best iPhone photos in the world recognised
AN Ipswich amateur photographer who uses an iPhone as his main photographic device has been named in an international photography competition.
Glenn Homann has had success in international photography competitions and exhibitions around the world.
He was given third place in the 'Other' category in the iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS).
"This image was taken whilst exploring the streets of a country town during a Christmas road trip. A lack of tall buildings and general visual clutter, wide streets and vacant lots enabled and inspired this minimal shot."
The 10th annual award winners were selected from thousands of entries submitted by iPhone photographers from over 140 countries around the world.
The Grand Prize Winner Photographer of the Year Award went to Sebastian Tomada of New York City, USA for his entry Children of Qayyarah.
First, Second and Third Place Photographers of the Year Awards went to Brenda O Se of Cork, Ireland for his image Dock Worker, Yeow-Kwang Yeo of Singapore for his entry of The Performer and Kuanglong Zhang of Shenzhen, China for his image The City Palace.
The 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in 19 categories were awarded to photographers who represented countries around the world including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, France, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Myanmar, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and the United States.
This year was the IPPAWARDS 10th anniversary.
Creator Kenan Aktulun says, "We are amazed to see how IPPAWARDS has grown from a small circle of people and friends of friends into a truly global audience with thousands of participants."
The Grand Prize Winner Photographer of the Year Award winner receives an iPad Pro. The First, Second and Third Place Photographer of the Year Award winners will each receive an Apple Watch Sport.
The first place winner in each category will be awarded a Gold Bar and the Second and Third place winners will each get a Palladium or Platinum Bar from the most recognizable private gold mint in the world.
In recognition for winning the first and second place images in the special category The America I Know, Juan Carlos Casteñeda and Davis Bell have been given an all-expenses paid trip to the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival.