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These amazing images were all taken on smartphones or tablets

And they will put your selfies to shame.

THE WINNING ENTRIES of the 8th annual 2014 iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) truly showcase the power of the smartphone camera.

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.

Want to share any stunning shots captured on your smartphone? Send them to nicky@thejournal.ie

Photographer of the Year (1st Place): Julio Lucas (United States)

photographer-of-the-year-1st-place-julio-lucas-of-bradenton-fla Source: Julio Lucas

Photographer of the Year (2nd Place): Jose Luis Barcia Fernandez (Spain)

photographer-of-the-year-2nd-place-jose-luis-barcia-fernandez-of-madrid-spain Source: Jose Luis Barcia Fernandez

Photographer of the Year (3rd Place): Jill Missner (United States)

photographer-of-the-year-3rd-place-jill-missner-of-ridgefield-conn Source: Jill Missner

Best Photo of People: Lauren Smith (United States)

best-photo-of-people-lauren-smith-of-jacksonville-fla Source: Lauren Smith

Best Photo of Seasons: Cocu Liu (United States)

best-photo-of-seasons-cocu-liu-of-chicago-ill Source: Cocu Liu

Best Photo of Trees: Aaron Pike (United States)

best-photo-of-trees-aaron-pike-of-san-francisco-calif Source: Aaron Pike

Best Photo “Others” Category: Terry Vital (United States)

best-photo-others-category-terry-vital-of-windham-nh Source: Terry Vital

Best Still Life: Sofija Torebo Strindlund (Sweden)

best-still-life-sofija-torebo-strindlund-of-stockholm-sweden Source: Sofija Torebo Strindlund

Best Travel Photo: Adrienne Pitts (United Kingdom)

best-travel-photo-adrienne-pitts-of-london-united-kingdom Source: Adrienne Pitts

Best Sunset: Little Su (Taiwan)

46-little-su-1stsunset Source: Little Su

Best Animal Photo: Michael O’Neal (United States)

best-animal-photo-michael-oneal-of-san-francisco-calif Source: Michael O'Neal

Best Architecture Photo: Yilang Peng (United States)

best-architecture-photo-yilang-peng-of-madison-wis Source: Yilang Peng

Best Landscape Photo: Elena Grimailo

best-landscape-photo-elena-grimailo-of-moscow-russia Source: Elena Grimailo

Best Lifestyle Photo: Brandon Kidwell (United States)

best-lifestyle-photo-brandon-kidwell-of-jacksonville-fla Source: Brandon Kidwell

Best Nature Photo: Felicia Pandola (United States)

best-nature-photo-felicia-pandola-of-providence-ri Source: Felicia Pandola

Best Panorama: Kyle G (United States)

best-panorama-kyle-g-horst-of-watertown-sd Source: Kyle G

Best Photo of Children: Danny van Vuuren  (South Africa)

best-photo-of-children-danny-van-vuuren-of-northriding-south-africa Source: Danny van Vuuren

Best Photo of Flowers: Jenny Anderson (United States)

best-photo-of-flowers-jenny-anderson-of-everett-wash Source: Jenny Anderson

Best Photo of Food: Alexa Seidl (United States)

best-photo-of-food-alexa-seidl-of-washington-dc Source: Alexa Seidl

Best Photo of News/Events: Gerard Collett (United Kingdom)

best-photo-of-newsevents-gerard-collett-of-london-united-kingdom Source: Gerard Collett

Want to share any stunning shots captured on your smartphone? Send them to nicky@thejournal.ie

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