The 14th annual iPhone photography awards offer glimpses of beauty, hope and the endurance of the human spirit. Out of thousands of submissions, photojournalist Istvan Kerekes of Hungary was named the grand prize winner for his image Transylvanian Shepherds. In it, two rugged shepherds traverse an equally rugged industrial landscape, bearing a pair of lambs in their arms.
Transylvanian Shepherds: Istvan Kerekes, Hungary, grand prize winner | Shot on iPhone 7, Târgu Mureș, Transylvania, Romania. Photograph: Istvan Kerekes
Iakovos Draculis, Greece, second place – children | Shot on iPhone 11 Pro, Greece. Photograph: Iakovos Draculis
Pondering the Positives
Christian Horgan, Australia, first place – nature | Shot on iPhone X, Perth, Australia.
The Christmas Trees
Juliet Cope, United Kingdom, second place – portrait | Shot on iPhone XS, St Ann’s Well Gardens, Brighton and Hove.
Walking on Air
Jeff Rayner, United States, third place – photographer of the year | Shot on iPhone X, Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California.
Elizabeth Burns, United States, second place – animals | Shot on iPhone XS, Ojo Sarco, New Mexico.
Yuexiang Wang, China, first place – architecture | Shot on iPhone 8 Plus, Shanghai, China.
A Walk on Mars
Dan Liu, China, second place – photographer of the year | Shot on iPhone 11 Pro Max, Qinghai, China.
Black Summer Blue Montaigne
Christian Horgan, Australia, first place – people | Shot on iPhone X, Sydney, Australia.
Sharan Shetty, India, first place – photographer of the year | Shot on iPhone X, Yanar Dag, Baku, Azerbaijan.
Flight from Iguazu
Lizhi Wang, United States, first place – landscape | Shot on iPhone XR, Paraná River, Argentina.
The Old Gym
Mahabub Hossain Khan, Bangladesh, first place – lifestyle | Shot on iPhone XS, Dhaka, Bangladesh.