Visual creatives from around the world (read: you) are now invited to submit entries from today until 31 July 2019 to compete to become hotshot finalists and have your work judged by a panel of world-class photographers, curators, and visual artists.
[There’s only one caveat: you have to shoot your entry images on a Huawei phone. But hey, the new P30 range features a 50x zoom, so let’s see if you can find new creative ways to have your moonshot.]
The awards provide users with a gallery to showcase your best work to a global audience.
Now in their third year, to date the Awards have seen over 550,000 entries from over 130 countries – helping to establish it as one of the world’s most popular smartphone photography contests.
“Through developments in digital photography, HUAWEI has been striving to bring a new photographic experience to our global users through advanced image taking and by redefining the meaning of visual expression making,” said Li Changzhu, Vice President of Handsets Product Line of Huawei Consumer Business Group.
“The Huawei Next-Image Awards are helping us to reach this goal, and the number of submissions have doubled since their inception in 2017 with over half a million images having been provided.”
The 2019 Huawei Next-Image Awards are split into six categories: ‘#Emotion Tag’, ‘Hello, Life!’, ‘Faces’, ‘Going the Distance’, ‘Life Now’ and ‘Storyboard’. Three of the categories from 2018 remain, and three new ones were created to add an extra dimension to the awards this year.
They are ‘#Emotion Tag’ which is about expressing instant emotions by means of smartphone photography; ‘Going the Distance’ which is about discovering new places and new experiences by using new features found in a phone camera, especially zoom features; and ‘Life Now’ which is about filming a story in less than 30 seconds.
There will be one Grand Prize winner who will win US$20,000 (S$27,000), the latest Huawei P30 Pro smartphone, an opportunity to attend the Next Image Awards ceremony at Paris Photo 2019 and a winner’s medal or certificate.
Additionally there will be six best-in-category winners (each winning US$6,000, a Huawei P30 Pro smartphone, a medal or certificate, and an opportunity to attend the Awards ceremony) and 50 runner-up prizes (each winning a Huawei P30 Pro smartphone).
For the second year running, Huawei will also be displaying winning works as part of a wider exhibition during the annual Paris Photo, a leading international photography fair. Last year’s Next Image exhibition showcased over 5,000 photos taken with Huawei phones by professional photographers and amateurs from all around the world and went on display in Paris, Beijing and Shenzhen.
This is your chance: ready, aim, shoot.
Who may participate? Any and all Huawei phone users from around the world. However, no submission that has won an award in any award-winning contest or has been published in a public periodical will be accepted for submission.
Entry number: Limited to 30 works per person. (Pssst, that’s a lot.)
Deadline: 31 July, 2019
Announcement: 9 September, 2019
Ceremony: November at Paris Photo 2019.
Submissions and more details at the official awards website: http://gallery.consumer.huawei.com/en/
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