For the contest, photographers submitted photos taken on their iPhone, iPod, or iPad, and were not allowed to edit the photos unless they used an iOS app to do so, Kenan Aktulun, founder of the contest, told Business Insider.
After receiving entries from people around the world, jury members chose 54 winning photographers from 17 different countries. In addition to the best overall photographers, winners were announced in categories including animals, flowers, landscape, people, and sunsets.
Photographer of the Year (1st Place): Julio Lucas of Bradenton, Fla.
Photographer of the Year (2nd Place): Jose Luis Barcia Fernandez of Madrid, Spain
Photographer of the Year (3rd Place): Jill Missner of Ridgefield, Conn.