The Apple iPhone always has an incredibly good camera, no matter which version you have. With the very latest iPhone 7 Plus, Apple used a dual-lens camera for the first time to offer greater zoom and effective bokeh effects.

Photographers often turn to the iPhone to take professional-style photos, ditching the need for 'proper' DSLR cameras and expensive kit. Apple's smartphone has become so popular for taking photos, that the term iPhoneography was coined, which refers to an image that has been shot and processed solely on the phone.

It's with that in mind that the iPhone Photography Awards were born, and have been going since 2008. There are 20 categories in total, which include:

  • Photographer of the Year
  • The America I Know
  • Abstract
  • Animals
  • Architecture
  • Children
  • Floral
  • Landscape
  • Lifestyle
  • Nature
  • News/Events
  • Other
  • Panorama
  • People
  • Portrait
  • Series
  • Still Life
  • Sunset
  • Travel
  • Trees

The winners of this year's competition are in, and the successful photos are better than ever. 

Sebastiano TomadaIPP Awards 2017 - Photographer of the Year image 1

Sebastiano Tomada, from Brooklyn New York, United States. Children of Qayyarah was shot on an iPhone 6s.

Branda O SeIPP Awards 2017 - Photographer of the Year image 2

Branda O Se, from Cork, Ireland. Dock Worker was shot on an iPhone 6s.

Yeow-Kwang YeoIPP Awards 2017 - Photographer of the Year image 3

Yeow-Kwang Yeo, from Singapore. The Performer was shot on an iPhone 6 Plus.

Kuanglong ZhangIPP Awards 2017 - Photographer of the Year image 4

Kuanglong Zhang, from Shenzhen, China. The City Palace was shot on an iPhone 7.

Juan Carlos CastañedaIpp Awards 2017 – The America I Know image 1

Juan Carlos Castañeda from Astoria NY, United States. This photo was shot on an iPhone 7 Plus.

Davis BellIpp Awards 2017 – The America I Know image 2

Davis Bell, from Los Angeles CA, United States. This photo was shot on an iPhone 6.

Maria K. PianuIpp Awards 2017 – The America I Know image 3

Maria K. Pianu, from Pordenone, Italy. This photo was shot on an iPhone 6s.

Christopher ArmstrongIpp Awards 2017 - Abstract image 1

Christopher Armstrong from Sydney, Australia.

David RedhillIpp Awards 2017 - Abstract image 2

David Redhill from Sydney, Australia. This photo was shot on an iPhone 7 Plus.

Lee JonesIpp Awards 2017 - Abstract image 3

Lee Jones from Shanghai, China. This photo was shot on an iPhone 7.

Francesca ToneguttiIpp Awards 2017 - Animals image 1

Francesca Tonegutti from Milan, Italy. This photo was shot on an iPhone 6.

Dongrui YuIpp Awards 2017 - Animals image 2

Dongrui Yu from Yunnan, China. This photo was shot on an iPhone 6s Plus.

Shuo LiIpp Awards 2017 - Animals image 3

Shuo Li from Beijing, China. This photo was shot on an iPhone 7 Plus.

Paddy ChaoIpp Awards 2017 - Architecture image 1

Paddy Chao, from Taipei, Taiwan. This photo was shot on an iPhone 7 Plus.

Patryk KuletaIpp Awards 2017 - Architecture image 2

Patryk Kuleta from Warsaw, Poland.

Naian FengIpp Awards 2017 - Architecture image 3

Naian Feng from Shanghai, China. This photo was shot on an iPhone 6s Plus.

Szymon FelkelIpp Awards 2017 - Children image 1

Szymon Felkel from Poznan, Poland.

Varvara VislenkoIpp Awards 2017 - Children image 2

Varvara Vislenko from St. Petersburg, Russia. This photo was shot on an iPhone 6s.

Barry MayesIpp Awards 2017 - Children image 3

Barry Mayes from Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.

Sidney PoIpp Awards 2017 - Floral image 1

Sidney Po from Cebu, Phillipines.

Smetanina JuliaIpp Awards 2017 - Floral image 2

Smetanina Julia from Moscow, Russia.

Laura WarrenIpp Awards 2017 - Floral image 3

Laura Warren from Putney, VT, United States.

Christian HorganIpp Awards 2017 - landscape image 1

Christian Horgan from Freemantle, Australia.

Sergey PesterevIpp Awards 2017 - landscape image 2

Sergey Pesterev from Mendeleevo, Russia.

Alexandra MaldonadoIpp Awards 2017 - landscape image 3

Alexandra Maldonado from Quito, Ecuador.

Nick TrombolaIpp Awards 2017 - lifestyle image 1

Nick Trombola from Pittsburgh, PA USA.

YuMing GuanIpp Awards 2017 - lifestyle image 2

YuMing Guan from Guangdong, China.

Chung HungIpp Awards 2017 - lifestyle image 3

Chung Hung from Taipei, Taiwan.

Aaron SandbergIpp Awards 2017 - nature image 1

Aaron Sandberg from Chicago IL, United States. This photo was shot on an iPhone 6s.

Dongrui YuIpp Awards 2017 - nature image 2

Dongrui Yu from Yunnan, China.

Joseph-CyrIpp Awards 2017 - nature image 3

Joseph-Cyr from Tucson AZ, United States.

Samuel NacarIpp Awards 2017 - news and events image 1

Samuel Nacar from Albacete, Spain.

Thea MihuIpp Awards 2017 - news and events image 2

Thea Mihu from Sibiu, Romania.

Xirui HuangIpp Awards 2017 - news and events image 3

Xirui Huang from Hunan, China.

Darren BoydIpp Awards 2017 - other image 1

Darren Boyd from London, United Kingdom.

Zarni Myo WinIpp Awards 2017 - other image 2

Zarni Myo Win from Yangon, Myanmar.

Glenn HomannIpp Awards 2017 - other image 3

Glenn Homann from Ipswich Queensland, Australia.

Nick TrombolaIpp Awards 2017 - panorama image 1

Nick Trombola from Pittsburgh PA, USA.

Andrew McCauslandIpp Awards 2017 - panorama image 2

Andrew McCausland from Abbotsford BC, Canada.

Brian MarchuckIpp Awards 2017 - panorama image 3

Brian Marchuck from Lancaster PA, United States.

Dina AlfasiIpp Awards 2017 - People image 1

Dina Alfasi from Israel.

Jiabing HeIpp Awards 2017 - People image 2

Jiabing He from Guangdong, China.

Marina SpironettiIpp Awards 2017 - People image 3

Marina Spironetti from Milano, Italy.

Gabriel RibeiroPortrait image 1

Gabriel Ribeiro from Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

Dan LiuIpp Awards 2017 - Portrait image 2

Dan Liu from Sichuan, China

Vlad VasylkevychIpp Awards 2017 - Portrait image 3

Vlad Vasylkevych from Kiev, Ukraine

Joshua SarinanaIPP Awards 2017 - Series image 1

Joshua Sarinana from Cambridge MA, United States

Javier WandosellIPP Awards 2017 - Series image 2

Javier Wandosell from Madrid, Spain

Pierfrancesco AjroldiIPP Awards 2017 - Series image 3

Pierfrancesco Ajroldi from Roma, Italy

David HayesIPP Awards 2017 - still life image 1

David Hayes from Milford OH, United States

Deena BertonIPP Awards 2017 - still life image 2

Deena Berton from Weston MA, United States

Waldemar NowakIPP Awards 2017 - still life image 3

Waldemar Nowak from Gdańsk, Polan

Kuanglong ZhangIPP Awards 2017 - Sunset image 1

Kuanglong Zhang from Guangdong, China

Xiaoying TangIPP Awards 2017 - Sunset image 2

Xiaoying Tang from Zhejiang, China

Joseph CyrIPP Awards 2017 - Sunset image 3

Joseph Cyr from Tucson AZ, United States

Jen Pollack BiancoIPP Awards 2017 - Travel image 1

Jen Pollack Bianco from Seattle WA, United States

Joshua SarinanaIPP Awards 2017 - Travel image 2

Joshua Sarinana from Cambridge MA, United States

Li JinquanIPP Awards 2017 - Travel image 3

Li Jinquan from Beijing, Chin

Magali ChesnelIPP Awards 2017 - trees image 1

Magali Chesnel from Ferney-Voltaire, France

Dyllon WolfIPP Awards 2017 - trees image 2

Dyllon Wolf from Huntingtown MD, United States

3rd Place – Trees

Kaiyuan TengIPP Awards 2017 - trees image 3

Kaiyuan Teng from Taipei, Taiwan