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Winners of HUAWEI NEXT-IMAGE Awards 2018 Announced

We are delighted to reveal the winners for the 2018 HUAWEI NEXT-IMAGE Awards. This year's competition, which was a open-call for all HUAWEI Smartphone users around the world, , was unprecedented with over 400,000 submissions. This makes it the highest ever number of entries to date and a 160% increase to 2017. The final judging ended on 22nd September 2018. After 80 days’ call for entries, 56 excellent submissions were selected. The final round jury consisting of Alec Soth, Liu Heung Shing, as well as five experts in digital imaging and five mate juries voted the Grand Prize Winner, the Best-in-Category Winners and the Runner-Up Prize Winners in 6 categories. The final winning images will be exhibited at Grand Palais in Paris, from 8th November - 11th November.

The Grand Prize Winner goes to Michał Wesołek from Poland for his image Caught in a Beam Light, taken with HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro, which captures sculptures, light and snow in a night. He also won the Best-in-Category championship in Good Night. The rest Best-in-Category Winners were awarded to five participants,
Winner of Hello, Life!
Wen Zhicheng’s entry, Sun Drying, taken with HUAWEI Mate 10;
Winner of Faces
Adriana A Navarro’s entry, Ambos, taken with HUAWEI P20;
Winner of Check-In
Wang Yanping’s entry, Born with Love, taken with HUAWEI P10;
Winner of Storyboard
Li Caiping’s entry, Mobile Paying, with HUAWEI Mate 9;
Winner of Timeline
Huang Zheng’s video work The World in My Eyes, taken with Honor V9.

This year’s participants come from over 130 counties, including Bolivia, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Guatemala, Indonesia , Italy, Lithuania, Mexico, Myanm, Philippines, Poland, Serbia, Spain, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States and Uruguay.

As the photographer of magnum photos, Alec Soth believes photography is a process of energy exchange. In 2018 HUAWEI NEXT-IMAGE Awards, We have witnessed the transmission and sharing of the power of global Images, enjoyed the fun of image brought by HUAWEI smartphones, and written a new definition for mobile photography in this era.




/ Hello,Life! /

/ Faces /

/ Check-In /

/ Good Night /

/ Storyboard /

/ Timeline /

Final Round Jury

  • Mark Lubell
    Executive Director of
    the International
    Center of Photography
  • Liu Heung Shing
  • Karin
    Art Director and Chief
    Representative of
    Leica Galleries International
  • Alec Soth
    Photographer of
    Magnum Photos
  • Li Changzhu
    Vice President of Huawei's
    Handsets Product Line
As a crucial part of the Huawei Next-Image Plan, the Huawei Next-Image Awards are committed to exploring alongside all Huawei mobile users
the possibilities of next-generation smartphone photography and videography. In addition, Huawei has joined hands with outstanding visual
platforms, communities, and media to redefine the "Next-Image" visual language as the world's new common photography catchphrases that
will open exciting, new avenues of interaction.