These are the winning photographs of Stuff's Smartphone Photography Awards 2016

Black and white image of early morning river scene in China scoops top prize

It seems that the early bird does get the worm. Just ask Pang Teng Lin.

Her commitment to her photography saw her get up at 3am to capture this beautiful image of Guilin, China. That commitment was clearly worth it as the dramatic picture went on to take the Grand Prize in this year’s Stuff Smartphone Photography Awards.

Teng Lin admitted that her ability to capture this magical moment was all down to the flexibility of taking photos with a smartphone, making her a worthy winner of this unique competition.

“I was attracted by the poetic scenery, so I picked up my phone to compose a shot,” she explains. 

“Before I realised it, the mist had dissipated. I could not even capture it on my camera which was mounted on a tripod. The beautiful moment was gone in no time.”

As overall winner Teng Lin walked away with an Oppo R9 phone, two ScootBiz tickets to anywhere in the Scoot network, 2 nights in a Fabulous Room at the - W SINGAPORE - SENTOSA COVE, a Razer Blade Stealth laptop, a one year subscription to Netflix and a GP Battery powerbank.


This was the second year for Stuff’s Smartphone Photography Awards and it proved even more successful. The specially created microsite received over 150,000 visitors during the competition period and over 2100 photographs were submitted across the following.

The competition was divided into five individual categories: Food, People, Places and two new categories of Nature, Travel and over 14000 individual votes cast. 

Judges, sponsors and the shortlisted candidates were present at a special Award’s ceremony at the Colonial@Scotts to see Teng Lin’s image named Grand Prize Winner by the panel of judges and the online voters. 

Guests were also given a chance to get their hands on some unique phones from OPPO Camera phones including the R9, the recently released F1s and a limited edition Oppo R9 Barcelona edition featuring an 18K gold-plated club insignia.

Teng Lin was not the only winner on the night; five other category winners also walked away with a host of fabulous prizes.