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What’s Your Vision Of “The America I Know”?

Jan 06, 2017
Announcing the first ever Aspen Ideas photo contest! The America I Know track at the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival looks at our deeply divided country and how we can build bridges. As part of the track, we’re partnering with IPPAWARDS, or the iPhone Photography Awards, to explore as many “Americas” as we can through the modern camera lens. We want to see your perception of this vast and varied land. Show us the faces, places, and symbols that represent America from your unique perspective — whether you’ve lived in the US your whole life or you’ve only seen it in the movies. 
The contest is open to participants worldwide. All images must be taken with an iPhone or iPad. Enter the contest at
Two winners will receive passes to the 13th annual Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado, from July 22 - July 1, 2017. 
Additionally, a curated show of images from the IPPAWARDS contest will be exhibited on campus during the Festival. 
Enter the contest by March 31, 2017.
iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) is the first and longest running iPhone photography competition. Founded in 2007, IPPAWARDS has been celebrating the creativity of iPhone photographers since the iPhone first began to inspire, excite and engage users worldwide. Every year since then, IPPAWARDS has selected the very best shots among thousands of images submitted by iPhone photographers from more than 139+ countries around the world. Winners are selected by esteemed jury members in a multi-step process and The Photographers of the Year are then awarded.
(The iPhone photos featured above were taken by the following photographers: Joshua Sarinana, Andreas Staehle, Kathy McCandless, Armineh Hovanesian, Anne Ziolo, Raymond Gangstad, Rena Takahashi, Erika C. Brothers; iPhone photo on homepage: © Juan C. - IPPAWARDS)

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