This Year's iPhone Photography Award Winners Are Absolutely Stunning

Image Cache: The winners of this year's iPhone Photography Awards have been announced, and Australian entrants have taken out three categories -- including, unsurprisingly, for best sunset photo.

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The iPhone Photography Awards is run independently of Apple, but since 2007 it's the first and longest-running competition of its kind -- shot exclusively, obviously, on Apple's iPhone. A jury selects winners from entrants from 130 countries, and this year Australia got three nods.

Nicky Ryan, an already-award-winning freelance photographer from Sydney, took a photo of swimmers at sunset, while Glenn Homann from Ipswich took a beautiful panorama on a freezing morning and Kevin Casey from Pemulwuy took a summer snap of kids diving at Botany Bay.

All of these images are absolutely gorgeous -- some of them definitely deserve a place in Apple's equally beautiful Shot on iPhone campaign. Feast your eyes below, or take a look at the IPP Awards website for a complete list of all the entries and winners.

Siyuan Niu - Grand Prize Winner
Patryk Kuleta - 1st Place Winner
Robin Robertis - 2nd Place Winner
Carolyn Mara Borlenghi - 3rd Place Winner
Jiayu Ma - Abstract 1st Place
Jian Wang - Architecture 1st Place
Erica Wu - Animals 1st Place
KK - Children 1st Place
Lone Bjorn - Flowers 1st Place
Andrew Montgomery - Food 1st Place
Vasco Galhardo Simoes - Landscape 1st Place
Yuki Cheung - Lifestyle 1st Place
Junfeng Wang - Nature 1st Place
Louloud Aki - News & Events 1st Place
Kevin Casey - Others 1st Place
Glenn Homann - Panorama 1st Place
Zhenkai Xia - People 1st Place
Elaine Taylor - Portrait 1st Place
Valencia Tom - Seasons 1st Place
Wen Qi - Still Life 1st Place
Nicky Ryan - Sunset 1st Place
Fugen Xiao - Travel 1st Place
Victor Kintanar - Trees 1st Place