Incredible cash prizes up for grabs in this Huawei smartphone photography competition 3 years ago

Incredible cash prizes up for grabs in this Huawei smartphone photography competition

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Calling on Irish Huawei users who love to use their smartphone to take uplifting and inspirational images and videos, the global Huawei NEXT-IMAGE 2020 photography and video competition is open for entries.

The competition has received a record number of submissions, with a total of 882,000 entries globally, but you still have time to enter your creation ahead of the 31 July deadline.

Amateur Huawei smartphone photographers and visual storytellers who share their uplifting images and videos have over 70 chances to win cash prizes of up to $10,000.

Check out some of the absolutely incredible Irish entries to date:


Credit: Maria Shine

Credit:Avril Glavin


Credit:Avril Glavin

Credit: Katrina Gomez Gulle-Tuling


Credit: @Crazy46st

Credit: Eoin O'Shaughnessy


Credit: Emilia Rose

Credit: Max Molloy

Credit: Ireland Travel

Credit: James O'Donnell

Credit: James O'Donnell

Credit: Neville Lawless

Credit: @MuratCork

Credit: Sarah McMenamin

Credit: Dylan Walsh

Credit: Ros Finan

Credit: @thefoodlife

Credit: @whatlornasawnext

Credit: @whatlornasawnext

Entrants are encouraged to explore different perspectives to discover the diversity and beauty of life, with six distinct categories.

Near Far: Use your smartphone camera to capture hidden gems and different perspectives – whether you’re inside or out.

Good Night: Capture fun moments at night or in a low light environment. Reflect the atmosphere of the moment and get creative.

Hello, Life! A picture is worth a thousand words – so capture and share the emotion or inspiration you take from your everyday.

Faces: Experiment with identity and the power of portrait photography. Capture the faces of those closest to you.

Live Moments: Shoot and produce a short video or mobile movie of up to 10 minutes. Express your creativity and share positive stories in the form of moving images.

Storyteller: Use a set of photos to express emotions to tell your personal story. The story must include 3-9 images.

All entrants are in with a chance of having their submissions judged by leading photography experts, with world-leaders across a variety of photography styles represented including:

  • Steve McCurry is a winner of numerous awards including the Robert Capa Medal, the National Press Photographer's Award, and four Jose Awards. A knight of French culture and art, McCurry’s photographed entitled “Afghanistan Girl” has become one of the most iconic and powerful works in the history of photography
  • Elizaveta Porodina is a renowned fashion portrait photographer from Russia. A leading light in experimental fashion and fine art photography, Porodina’s work is famous for its use of alternative shapes and eye-catching colours.
  • Reuben Krabbe is a Canadian extreme sports photographer, who uses creative photography techniques to display polarised styles and subjects such as solar eclipses.
  • Karolina Henke is a well-known Swedish photographer with a unique visual narrative and artistic identity.

“We’re thrilled that Ireland has seen so many entrants this year with so many uplifting submissions made to date," said Byron Maxi, Country Director Huawei Ireland.

"It’s amazing to see the talent that our country has to offer, mobile creators have truly embraced this year’s challenge by capturing beautiful shots that inspire joy.

"It’s our mission to connect more people through the positive power of creativity and I would encourage anyone who has not entered the Next-Image competition to do so ahead of the deadline on the 31st July,” 

Zena Ross, Head of Marketing, Retail, and PR, Huawei Ireland said, "The Huawei Next-Image competition embodies our dedication to the craft of photography.

"At Huawei, we are not just known for our cutting-edge cameras and partnership with Leica, but also for our support of creativity and this competition has been the perfect outlet for creative inspiration across Ireland at a time when it was needed most.

"We wanted entrants to make their next image matter by utilising their creative skills to capture awe-inspiring photography and film and we have received stunning and unique entries so far, which perfectly captures the beauty of the moment."

Enter the Huawei Next-Image competition before the closing date on the 31 July via the website or on Instagram, by posting your creative captures taken with Huawei smartphones with the hashtag #HuaweiNextImageIE

(Main image via Avril Glavin images)

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