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1.Who may participate?

Any and all HUAWEI phone users from around the world. However, no submission that has won an award in any award-winning contest or has been published in a public periodical will be accepted for submission.

2. How can I enter?

Only electronic entries will be accepted. Submissions will only be received at the official website ( Emails and other methods of submission will not be accepted.

3. When is the submission deadline?

The submission deadline for entries is 24:00 China Standard Time (GMT +8) on August 31st 2018.

4. Do all submissions have to be created with a HUAWEI mobile phone?

Yes, all submissions to the HUAWEI NEXT-IMAGE Awards must be produced using HUAWEI phones, without restriction as to when you recorded the images/videos or which model of HUAWEI phone you used.

5. What are the rules and restrictions regarding submitting files?

The images or videos submitted may only have been graphically edited using a HUAWEI phone (third-party processing software used on your HUAWEI phone will be accepted). The length of the image's shortest side must be at least 800 pixels, and the data volume of a single image shall not exceed 20 MB. Any videos submitted are allowed to have been processed by computer or phone software, but the originals must still have been captured on a HUAWEI phone. The data volume of a single video file shall not exceed 100 MB. You can submit your videos in .mp4, .3gp, .wmv, .rm, .rmvb, or .asf format.

6. Is there a limit to the number of images I can submit?

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.

7. What should I do if I can't upload my images?

If you have any problems while uploading, please contact the organizer at:

8. How do I know which category my image belongs to?

Please thoroughly read the description of each category before submitting, and then submit your image to the category that seems the most appropriate to you.
Good Night
Capturing fun moments in low light.
Hello, Life!
Sharing the emotion or the inspiration in everyday experiences.
Experimenting with identity and the power of portraiture.
Discovering new places and new experiences there.
Filming stories in less than 30 seconds.
Telling a story in 9 frames – a grid of photos that develop a meaningful or intriguing narrative.

9. Can I submit a single image into more than one category?


10. What information do I need to provide with my images?

Please provide information and a short description for each image you submit, as well as tell us which category you are entering them in.

11. How can I check on the images that I've already submitted?

You can log in to your account's main page on the official website, and then check on the status progress of any images you have uploaded.

12. What should I do if I find that my work hasn't passed inspection?

All participants swear to abide by the relevant laws of the People's Republic of China and then those of their own or resident countries, and shall not use this platform to publish any illegal information, including seditious, pornographic, violent, or terrorist images and/or data. Should any work be found to violate national laws or regulations, or if the organizer believes that a breach of public order or social welfare has been caused, the owner of the offending item will be notified and the item will be disqualified from competition.

13. What is the competition selection process like?

After initial submission, all approved submissions will be reviewed and from these a number will be shortlisted for the next competition phase. The next round of selection will then see a preliminary jury selected by HUAWEI and ICP choose 600 images for the final stage of the contest. For final selection, five teams of mate-juries will be invited to choose the winners.

14. What are the prizes?

There will be one Grand Prize winner selected from best-in-category winners who will win US$20,000. There will be six best-in-category winners who will each receive a HUAWEI P20 Pro smartphone and a HUAWEI Matebook X Pro laptop. Additionally there will also be 50runner-up prize winners who will each receive a HUAWEI P20 Pro smartphone.

15. Do I retain the copyright of any submitted work?

Yes. The copyright of any submitted work will be retained by its creator/submitter. However, all participants should have independent, complete, clear, and uncontested copyright of any and all submitted works. They should also ensure that their works should not infringe on any third party, including copyrights, rights of personality, privacy, and any related rights. All participants will be seen as assenting to the terms of this clause. All legal costs and liabilities arising from the aforementioned clause shall be borne by the participant, and the submission platform and the event organizer shall not be liable for such aforementioned infringements, nor their legal costs or liabilities. By submitting work to this competition, entrants accept that HUAWEI has the right to use their submissions for campaigns and product and brand marketing for two years for free, including but not limited to using submissions in network media, print media, printings, photography exhibitions, retail stores, road shows, digital content, out-of-home media and other marketing activities.

16. How will the organizer notify any winning participants of their prizes?

We will use phone or email to contact any winning participants. We will also simultaneously publish the list of winning contestants on our official website, for the convenience of all participants. The list of winning contestants will be announced in late September 2018.