Award-winning smartphone photos

2015 Sony World Photography Awards is the world’s biggest photography competition, and this year it opened a category dedicated to mobile phone photography.

Mobile phone photos in a photography competition? It might sound strange, but before you make your mind up, why not check out the 1st, 2nd and3rd place winners and some of the shortlisted entries? You might be surprised at what a little camera phone can achieve.


1. At the beach, Turi Calafato, Italy, Winner

2. Deserted train station, Janos M Schmidt, Hungary, 2nd Place

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3. Head-on collision, Ako Salemi, Iran, 3rd Place


4. Right on the edge, Atle Rønningen, Norway

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5. Bridge fading into fog, Helen Whelton, UK


6. Sailor hits an obstacle, Carla Vermeend, Netherlands

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7. A wedding at Tatton Park, Craig Atkinson, UK


8. A priest walks by a risqué advertisement, Emanual Faria, Portugal

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9. Saturday stroll in Brooklyn NYC, Henny Gylfa, Iceland


10. A pilgrim at the Imam Reza shrine, Hamed Nazari, Iran

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11. Cigarette break, Janos Schmidt, Hungary


12. Gulls in flight, Olga Nazarova, Russia


View all entries in the professional, open and youth galleries at World Photography Organisation

Which image do you think deserved to win first place?

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