All of the pictures in this gallery were taken with an iPhone, demonstrating that you don't always need a dedicated camera to take great photos.

The iPhone Photography Awards, established in 1997, is open only to images taken and enhanced on an iPhone (or iPad or iPod) with no manipulation using computer software like Photoshop.

IBTimesUK presents the winners of the Photographer of the Year contest and the winner of each of the 17 categories. To see more, visit www.ippawards.com.

1st Place - 2014 Photographer of the Year
1st Place - 2014 Photographer of the Year: Julio Lucas, Bradenton, US© JULIO LUCAS
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2nd Place - 2014 Photographer of the Year: Jose Luis Barcia Fernandez, Spain© JOSE LUIS BARCIA FERNANDEZ
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3rd Place - 2014 Photographer of the Year: Jill Missner, US© JILL MISSNER
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Animals - Category winner: Michael O'Neal, US© MICHAEL O'NEAL
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Architecture - Category winner: Yilang Peng, US© YILANG PENG
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Children - Category winner: Danny van Vuuren, South Africa© DANNY VAN VUUREN
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Flowers - Category winner: Jenny Anderson, US© JENNY ANDERSON
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Food - Category winner: Alexa Seidl, US© ALEXA SEIDL
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Landscape - Category winner: Elena Grimailo, Russia© ELENA GRIMAILO
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Lifestyle - Category winner: Brandon Kidwell, US© BRANDON KIDWELL
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Nature - Category winner: Felicia Pandola, US© FELICIA PANDOLA
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News/Events - Category winner: Gerard Collett, UK© GERARD COLLETT
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Others - Category winner: Terry Vital, US© TERRY VITAL
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Panorama - Category winner: Kyle G Horst, US© KYLE G. HORST
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People - Category winner: Lauren Smith, US© LAUREN SMITH
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Seasons - Category winner: Cocu Liu, US© COCU LIU
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Still Life - Category winner: Sofija Strindlund, Sweden© SOFIJA STRINDLUND
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Sunset - Category winner: Little Su, Taiwan© LITTLE SU
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Travel - Category winner: Adrienne Pitts, UK© ADRIENNE PITTS
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Trees - Category winner: Aaron Pike, US© AARON PIKE