Huawei NEXT-IMAGE Contest 2018

Huawei NEXT-IMAGE Contest 2018
Huawei NEXT-IMAGE Contest 2018

Following their successful autumn contest of 2017 with more than 157,000 entries from 90 countries, at CES ASIA Huawei launched the second installment of the NEXT-IMAGE Awards. This year’s contest will run from 13 June until 31 August, 2018.

The Huawei's 2018 NEXT-IMAGE Awards Competition six categories are:

  • Good Night: Capturing fun moments in low light.
  • Faces: Experimenting with identity and the power of portraiture.
  • Hello Life!: Sharing the emotion or the inspiration in everyday experiences.
  • Check-In: Discovering new places and new experiences there.
  • Timeline: Filming stories in less than 30 seconds.
  • Storyboard: Telling a story in 9 frames – a grid of photos that develop a meaningful or intriguing narrative.

How to enter?

You can submit your contest entries on the official Huawei NEXT-IMAGE website

Competition deadline for all submissions: 31 August, 2018

Final Round Jury

  • Mark Lubell - Executive Director of the International Center of Photography
  • Karin Rehn-Kaufmann - Art Director and Chief Representative of Leica Galleries International
  • Liu Heung Shing - Pulitzer-winning Photojournalist
  • Alec Soth - Photographer of Magnum Photos
  • Li Changzhu - Vice President of Huawei's Handsets Product Line

500 Contest finalists will be selected with final judging being conducted by the above industry experts and five younger visual storytellers. There will also be various classes, workshops, and more for helping you capture your best entry so make sure to read all of the details on the Huawei's contest website.

There will be one Grand Prize winner who will receive $20,000, a Huawei P20 Pro smartphone, and a Huawei MateBook X Pro laptop. Additionally there will be six best-in-category winners (P20 Pro and Matebook X Pro laptop) and 50 runner-up (Huawei P20 Pro) prizes.

Winners will be announced in late September, 2018.


All photos must be captured using a Huawei phone, but there is no restriction on which model you use or when you captured the photo. Each participant will be limited to thirty works at most, with either one photo, one 3x3 story board set, or one video file being considered as a single piece of work.