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