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Canadians invited to enter world’s top photography and video competition


Take part in Huawei Next Image 2020, amaze the world with inspiring images and win cash prizes of up to $ 10,000!

MARKHAM, ON, June 30, 2020 /CNW/ – HUAWEI invites its community of millions to create and share their stunning images as part of NEXT-IMAGE 2020, the world’s largest smartphone photography and video competition, which in 2019 gathered over 500,000 participants.

Huawei has always stood for remarkable mobile photography by implementing the most advanced technology in its smartphones. Thanks to Huawei’s cooperation with Leica, every Huawei user is able to capture breathtaking photos and videos.

Launching in Canada on July 10, the HUAWEI P40 Series features some of the most sophisticatedly designed hardware in the history of photography, and was named the world’s “Best Photo Smartphone” in 2020 by Technical Image Press Association (TIPA). Huawei’s smartphone photography capabilities cover every imaginable scenario; the only limitation is your imagination.

…and share it 
Your Next Image can capture beauty, help discover the world, bring nature closer, make someone dream… and more.

The competition is open to all Huawei users eager to explore different perspectives to discover the visual beauty of life, with six distinct categories, including:

  • 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.

The deadline for entries is 12 PM EST on July 31st!

“We are thrilled to bring the Next Image photography competition to Canada this year. Next Image provides an opportunity for people around the world to use their creativity to capture and share inspiring images through the lens of Huawei’s award-winning smartphones,” said Kevin Li, President of Huawei Canada Consumer Business Group.

Selecting Winners

Winners will be selected by the world’s leading and renowned photography experts. The global jury board consists of:

  • 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.

Enter to win

Entrants have the opportunity to win the following awards in the global competition:

  1. Grand Prize: Photographer of the Year (3 winners)
    • $10,000 NEXT-IMAGE Creation Fund (Before Tax)
    • HUAWEI P40 Pro (8GB+256GB)
    • Electronic award certificate
  2. Category Winners (15 winners)
    • $1,000 NEXT-IMAGE Creation Fund (Before Tax)
    • HUAWEI P40 Pro (8GB+256GB)
    • Electronic award certificate
  3. Runners-up (50 winners)
    • HUAWEI P40 Pro (8GB+256GB)
    • Electronic award certificate
    • Honourable mentions (5 winners)
    • HUAWEI P40 Pro (8GB+256GB)
    • Electronic award certificate

For more information on NEXT-IMAGE 2020 and how to enter, visit our website.

About Huawei Consumer BG and Huawei Canada
Huawei is the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, with operations in more than 170 countries. In addition to smartphones, Huawei’s Consumer offerings include PCs, tablets, wearables and other products. Huawei has been operating in Canada since 2008, and currently has a workforce of 1200 people. Huawei’s Canada Research Centre employs more than 500 engineers and researchers, and is ranked 25th in Canada for R&D investment. Huawei is committed to providing leading-edge technology to Canadian operators, customers and consumers.


For further information: Lauren Khalil, lauren.khalil@huawei.com, 519-999-4693

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