HUAWEI launches the HUAWEI NEXT-IMAGE Awards 2019. Visual creatives from around the world are now invited to submit their entries from today until 31 July 2019 to compete and have their work judged by a panel of world-class photographers, curators, and visual artists.

The 2019 HUAWEI NEXT-IMAGE Awards will provide HUAWEI smartphone users with a gallery where they can showcase their 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 them as one of the world’s most popular smartphone photography contests.

The HUAWEI NEXT-IMAGE Awards 2019 are broken down into six categories:

  • #Emotion Tag – expressing instant emotions by means of smartphone photography
  • Hello, Life! – last year category adaptation
  • Faces – last year category adaptation
  • Going the Distance – discovering new places and new experiences by using new features found in a phone camera, especially zoom features
  • Life Now – filming a story in less than 30 seconds
  • Storyboard – last year category adaptation
  • Storyboard – last year category adaptation

There will be one Grand Prize winner who will win US$20,000, 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).

In Singapore, participants who submit their photos before 31 May 2019 will stand a chance to be invited to a private mobile photography workshop with renowned celebrity photographer, Russel Wong, who has spent months using the HUAWEI P30 Pro. The exclusive session will be conducted in June 2019.

The judging panel has also been expanded in 2019 to include a jury of world-class photographers, curators, and visual artists:

  • Alec Soth
  • Bieke Depoorter
  • Gueorgui Pinkhassov
  • Steve McCurry
  • Liu Heung Shing
  • Erik Madigan Heck
  • Li Changzhu
  • Andrew Garrihy

HUAWEI will also be displaying winning NEXT-IMAGE Awards 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.

The call for entries ends on 31 July, with winners being announced on 9 September, and the HUAWEI NEXT-IMAGE Awards 2019 ceremony happening at Paris Photo 2019 in November. For more details, please refer to the official awards website.