Sure, the Scene's got its own photography contest — but there's plenty of love to spare for other photo competitions, especially when they're as interesting and innovative as the iPhone Photo Awards. Think of it as the visual version of short stories told only through tweets, the IPPA awards acknowledge excellent photographs that just happen to be taken with an iPhone, like the above shot by Julio Lucas, who won this year's top prize.
Look through some of my favorites below, or visit the IPPA Awards website to see the full selection of winning photos. And remember — these shots were each taken with an iPhone. THE MIND REELS.