Smartphone snappers: 2020 best photos revealed

These are the best Architecture and Design smartphone snapshots according to the Mobile Photo Awards

by Rossana Vinci
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The organizers of the Mobile Photography Awards have published their 10th Annual selection of the best works of international photography shot with smartphones. Founded in 2011, the Mobile Photography Awards are the longest running international competition for photos shot and edited exclusively on mobile phone/tablet devices.


The grand prize winner and 10th Annual ​MPA Photographer of the Year ​has been awarded to Dan Liu, a mobile photographer from China. Dan receives a cash prize of $3,000 (US).

The jury also selected winners from over 5,700 submitted photos from more than 75 countries. The MPA features 20 themed categories including among others Architecture and Design.

The image that won first prize is called 'Beauty of arches' and was taken by Mona Jumaan with an iPhone XR at the King Hassan Mosque in Morocco.


“The winners of the 10th Annual Mobile Photography Awards are a testament to another year in the rapid evolution of mobile phone cameras.” says MPA founder Daniel Bermana photographer and filmmaker based near Toronto, Canada. He adds, “...the iPhone is still the most widely used by our entrants but this year we saw a larger variety of camera phones than ever before. Each competition we hold sees the quality of the submitted photos grow by leaps and bounds.


Throughout its ten year history the Mobile Photography Awards has evolved into the world’s premiere photography competition for mobile phones and tablets. The MPA annually sees entries from more than 75 countries and since 2011 has produced over 35 gallery shows produced across the world. The MPA offers photographers and artists opportunities for exhibits, fine art sales, and annual cash prizes.



Architecture & Design Category. Honorable Mentions:



- Sky Reflector by Diana Zuluaga (iPhone4S)


- The Royal Jhula by Himanshu Roy (iPhoneXS)


- Mistery Taipei 101 by You-Ming Liu


- Matryoshka by Roy Pan (iPhoneXS)


- Lines Don’t Lie by Vince Keresnyei (iPhone11)


- Xiqu Center, Hong Kong by William Shum (Huawei)


- Pink by Yuexiang Wang (iPhone8Plus)


- Urban Pastel by Halu (iPhoneX)


- The Facade 2 by Halu C (iPhoneX)


- Resting People by Wang Chien-Po (Huawei)


- Forum Frost by Michelle Simmons (iPhoneXS)


- New York 6066 by Lynne Deutch (iPhone6Plus)


- Lonely Library by Jian Zhang (Xiaomi)


- Rotating Ladder by Jian Zhang (Xiaomi)


- Rose by Kunkun Liu (iPhone7)


- Abstract by Kunkun Liu (iPhone11)



- The City Concerto by Kunkun Liu (iPhone11)


- Blue Sky by Kunkun Liu (iPhone 11)


- Singapore HDB by Mengguo Li (iPhone12ProMax)


- The Lines by Mengguo Li (iPhone12ProMax)


- Curves by Hishan Mansoor (iPhone 8Plus)




Cover: 1st Place Winner, The Beauty of Arches by Mona Jumaan

Courtesy of © Mobile Photography Awards