Apple has officially announced the winners of its Shot on iPhone challenge that set out at the end of January to find ten of the very best pictures captured on an iPhone.
The panel of judges, including photographer Austin Mann and Apple’s own Phil Schiller have selected the winning pictures that featuring a variety of subjects spanning architecture, animals, people and macro reflections.
The winning Shot on iPhone submissions were taken by Alex Jiang, Blake Marvin, Darren Soh, Nikita Yarosh, Dina Alfasi, Elizabeth Scarrott, Andrew Griswold, Bernard Antolin, LieAdi Darmawan, and Robert Glaser.
Apple has shared all winning images on the Apple Newsroom alongside quotes from the judging panel as to why they liked the photo. Photographers were allowed to submit raw images or edited versions as long as they had been captured on an iPhone. – The chosen images were taken on a variety of models, from iPhone 7 through iPhone XS Max.
Following a backlash shortly after the competition went live Apple agreed to pay winners a licensing fee for the use of their photographs. Each winning image will be featured on Apple billboards in select cities, in Apple retail stores, and on Apple’s website and social media accounts as seen below.
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Showcase: Best of Presenting the 10 winners from the Shot on iPhone Community Challenge. Click the Newsroom link in our bio to learn how their photos will live beyond Instagram. #ShotoniPhone by… – 1. Nikita Y. @yarosh.nikita_ – 2. Alex J. @justphotons – 3. Andrew G. @andrewgriswold – 4. Darren S. @darrensohphoto – 5. LieAdi D. @adidarmawan – 6. Liz S. @liz.scarrott – 7. Bernard A. @bernardantolin – 8. Robert G. @yungbrioche – 9. Blake M. @blakemarvin – 10. Dina A. @dinalf