London, 13th June, 2018 - Building on the huge success of last year’s global smartphone photography awards, HUAWEI, the leading smartphone brand, today opened entries for its second annual NEXT-IMAGE Awards, with the support of the International Center of Photography (ICP).
Visual creatives from across the UK are now invited to submit their entries and compete to become NEXT-IMAGE finalists with their work being judged by a panel of experts.
The annual NEXT-IMAGE Awards were created by HUAWEI to redefine visual expression and culture through more professional and intuitive smartphone cameras. Having started in 2017, the awards provide HUAWEI smartphone users from around the world with a gallery where they can showcase their best work to a global audience. Last year there were over 157,000 submissions to the awards from over 90 different countries, with 500 finalists chosen.
Kevin Ho, President of Huawei’s Handsets Product Line said: “The annual NEXT-IMAGE Awards are designed to inspire smartphone users to capture and share moments in life and experience the joy of photography. With HUAWEI leading the way in advancing image taking and redefining the meaning of visual expression, the awards are also our commitment to explore alongside HUAWEI mobile users, the possibilities of next-generation smartphone photography and videography.”
The 2018 NEXT-IMAGE Awards are broken down into six categories: ‘Good Night’, ‘Faces’, ‘Hello, Life!’, ‘Check-In’, ‘Timeline’ and ‘Story Board’.
Entries will be judged by a panel composed of five industry experts including ICP’s Mark Lubell, along with five up-and-coming young visual storytellers — many of whom are recent graduates of the ICP School.
One Grand Prize winner who will win US$20,000, a HUAWEI P20 Pro smartphone and a HUAWEI MateBook X Pro laptop. Additionally there will be six best-in-category winners and 50 runner-up prizes.
Budding entrants can enter the competition here: http://gallery.consumer.huawei.com
The deadline for submissions in the UK are 5pm BST on 31st August 2018. Winners will be announced in late September, 2018.