Published on July 16th, 2020 | by Adrian Gunning


Following the launch of NEXT-IMAGE 2020 photography and video competition in May, HUAWEI has announced that entries to the competition have reached a record number of submissions, with a total of 882,000 entries.

The competition, which closes on 31st July 2020, has received 332,000 more entries than the total number of submissions to the same competition last year, showcasing Huawei users’ excitement of using photography and video to share the positive power of creativity.

In celebration of this milestone, Huawei Australia is giving away 1 x Watch GT 2 smartwatch each week for the next two weeks to Australian Huawei users who enter their photos into the NEXT IMAGE competition by July 31st. To enter, users must share their photography/videography taken on a smartphone to Instagram, tagging @HuaweiMobileAU and using the hashtag #HuaweiNextImageAU.

Larking Huang, Managing Director of Huawei Consumer Business in Australia: “We’re thrilled to see our Australian consumers get involved and show off their creativity through the Next Image competition. We’ve received some incredible entries so far showcasing the many talents that Australians have to offer. There’s never been a more important time for all of us to come together, and we’re proud to play a role in helping connect people around the world through the power of creativity.”

About the HUAWEI Next Image 2020 Competition:

NEXT-IMAGE 2020 is the world’s biggest smartphone photography and video competition, which encourages entrants to celebrate the positive power of creativity, by sharing joy far and wide in the hope to bring the world together, even when they are apart. With over 882,000 entries submissions received globally so far, entrants in Australia have submitted over 594 stunning photos and films, which perfectly capture the beauty of the moment.

NEXT-IMAGE 2020 encourages mobile creators in Australia and across the world to make their next image matter by utilising their creative skills to capture awe-inspiring photography and film. This year, the competition is asking entrants to explore modern media formats to create new and unique narratives, and share content spanning six distinct categories to be in with a chance of winning amazing rewards, including over 70 cash prizes of up to $10,000, as well as Huawei’s latest flagship device, the HUAWEI P40 Pro.

Open to all content captured on Huawei and Honor smartphones, Huawei is calling for amateur smartphone photographers and visual storytellers to create freely and submit their entries across six powerful 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. 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. Krabbe will add energy and new possibilities to the judging panel.
  • Karolina Henke is a well-known Swedish photographer with a unique visual narrative and artistic identity. Henke has an esteemed standing in field of international fashion and art photography.

Andrew Garrihy, the global chief brand officer of HUAWEI Consumer Business, and Li Changzhu, vice minister of consumer strategy marketing department of HUAWEI CBG will also help to select the winning entries.

This year’s NEXT-IMAGE is hosted in collaboration with Profoto, the Swedish developer of photographic flashes and other light shaping tools for professional photographers.

For more information on NEXT-IMAGE 2020 and how to enter, please visit the official website: https://gallery.consumer.HUAWEI.com


About the Author


Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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