IPhone Photography Awards : Catégorie Architecture

Since 10 years, the Apple brand organizes an amateur photography contest. The only constraints: make cliches from an iPhone and do not post his work on social networks beforehand. The American firm thus rewards each year the best shots and their author, through three major awards and mentions.

The 2017 edition of the award was marked by the arrival of the 7 iPhone and the twelve megapixels of its target. The event was also illustrated by the participation of director Michel Gondry with his very poetic Detour, A short film shot only from said telephone.

The category that interests us here is that of architecture, which reserves a lot of surprises and to what leave some photography professionals pantois by the beauty of the results. Among the most noteworthy captures, the first two winners were Taiwan's Paddy Chao and his superb image of a step well in India, baptized Chand Baor ; And Naian Feng, who immortalizes the Forbidden City of Beijing (China).

"This photograph was taken when I was traveling through India. Chand Baori is composed of 3 500 narrow steps spread over 13 floors. It sinks on about 30 meters into the ground, making it one of the deepest in the whole country. I was amazed by its elegant staircases and the shadows they produced. I immediately pulled out my phone and I captured this beautiful scene before it disappeared. " Paddy Chao, winner of the first prize in the Architecture category

One way for the brand to show the qualitative evolution of its smartphones and communicate in an original and innovative way on its products. The call for applications 2018 is already launched: to your mobile phones!

To learn more, visit The site of Ippawards


1) Cuff Liu
2) Paddy Chao, 1e place
3) Naian Feng, 2e place
4) Anna Kochergina
5) C-Shen
6) Greg Arment
7) Jessica Dyer
8) Jonathan Rapoport
9) Kuanglong Zhang
10) Marion Gaillardet
11) Mathieu Cornelus
12) Xiaoyang Wang

Post your comment

  • No comment on this article.

ADC Awards

ADC-Awards-logo-2017 250-01
The most outstanding architectural achievements elected by the professional community

>> Learn More



miaw white logo ok

An International Award to the best products for architects and layout professionals

>> Learn More



5, Saulnier Street - 75009 PARIS

T: + (33) 1 42 61 61 81

F: + (33) 1 42 61 61 82

[email protected]



my account