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First place, Photographer of the Year

Second place, Photographer of the Year

Third place, 2013 Photographer of the Year

First place, People

First place, News/Events

First place, Sunset

First place, Lifestyle

First place, Nature

First place, Others

First place, Travel

First place, Food

First place, Landscape

First place, Architecture

First place, Trees

First place, Animals

First place, Children

First place, Seasons

First place, Still Life

First place, Flowers

The importance of the iPhone in the history of photography cannot be overstated. Since its unveiling in 2007, when Apple redefined what a phone could be, more than 250 million of the devices have been sold.

The camera was undoubtedly one of the most revolutionary pieces of technology to emerge from the pocket computer revolution. Suddenly, there was a point-and-shoot camera right in our pockets at all times.

Along with the birth of the iPhone came the ability to instantly edit and upload images. Today, there are hundreds of photo-editing tools available to the mobile photographer.

In the few short years since its birth, smartphone photography has already reached critical mass. It used to be the case that a camera module on a phone was a curious anomaly rather than the rule, but now you would be hard pressed to find a mobile device without a lens on it somewhere.

The iPhone Photography Awards celebrate that coming of age, critically viewing mobile phone photos as art. This image is by Holly Wesley, who received first place in the 2013 Photographer of the Year category.

Scroll through the gallery for more images from the 2013 winners.
Caption by / Photo by Holly Wesley
All images submitted for the iPhone Photography Awards, a competition now in its 6th year, must be taken with an iPhone or an iTouch. The photos may not be altered in Adobe Photoshop or any other desktop image processing program. This competition is 100 percent about mobile.

The use of any iPhone Apps for editing, such as Hipstamatic, Camera Plus, and Instagram, are permissible.

Photographer Brolin Roney took second place in the Photographer of the Year category in the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards.
Caption by / Photo by Brolin Roney
Bob Weil took third place in the Photographer of the Year category in the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards.
Caption by / Photo by Bob Weil
Kim Hanskamp's stunning photo of a woman's eyes through her headwear took first place in the People category in the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards.
Caption by / Photo by Kim Hanskamp
Mohammed Radhi took first place in the News/Events category in the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards.
Caption by / Photo by Mohammed Radhi
Angel Jimenez took first place in the Sunset category in the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards.
Caption by / Photo by Angel Jimenez
Luyu Huang took first place in the Lifestyle category in the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards.
Caption by / Photo by Luyu Huang
Tomas Stankiewicz Baldassarri took first place in the Nature category in the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards.
Caption by / Photo by Tomas Stankiewicz Baldassarri
Lisa Jay took first place in the Others category in the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards.
Caption by / Photo by Lisa Jay
Jenny Friedman took first place in the Travel category in the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards.
Caption by / Photo by Jenny Friedman
Massimo Calogero took first place in the Food category in the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards.
Caption by / Photo by Massimo Calogero
Maegan Moore took first place in the Landscape category in the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards.
Caption by / Photo by Maegan Moore
Jose Luis Barcia took first place in the Architecture category in the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards.
Caption by / Photo by Jose Luis Barcia
Mark Simone took first place in the Trees category in the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards.
Caption by / Photo by Mark Simone
Jon Resnik took first place in the Animals category in the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards.
Caption by / Photo by Jon Resnik
Yvonne Naughton took first place in the Children category in the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards.
Caption by / Photo by Yvonne Naughton
David Rondeau took first place in the Seasons category in the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards.
Caption by / Photo by David Rondeau
Daniel Fonseca took first place in the Still Life category in the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards.
Caption by / Photo by Daniel Fonseca
Britta Hershman took first place in the Flowers category in the 2013 iPhone Photography Awards.
Caption by / Photo by Britta Hershman
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