NEXT-IMAGE Awards 2021

Deadline: 30 November 2021
Open to: HUAWEI phone users from around the world
Benefits: monetary awards, HUAWEI products, and other benefits


As an important part of Huawei’s NEXT-IMAGE Plan, which started in 2017, the annual NEXT-IMAGE Awards is committed to inspiring mobile phone users worldwide to create a new visual culture. The “NEXT” in NEXT-IMAGE refers to the photographers using next generation tools to create and spread cutting-edge visual content. “IMAGE” refers to both static imagery as well as new forms of dynamic visual expression. HUAWEI proposed the “NEXT-IMAGE” concept not only to highlight the many years of innovation it has brought to the field of visual expression, but also to create a concept that represents a new growing school of photography.

The NEXT-IMAGE Awards embody Huawei’s dedication to the craft and artistry of modern photography. By equipping aspiring photographers with cutting-edge technology, Huawei hopes to provide the outlet for an outpouring of creative inspiration.

The photos or videos can be submitted by HUAWEI phone users in the following categories:

  • Portrait. Taking self portraits, portraits of others, or group shots that contain the face, full body, or silhouette of the subjects.
  • Monochrome. Using just black and white to capture fun moments, share feelings, or showcase your innovative personality.
  • Colour. Styling your photos with colors to communicate your unique perception and expression of the world.
  • Snapshot. Capturing the most important moments in life to make sure they are never forgotten.
  • Night. Recording unique and fleeting moments in low light or dark conditions.
  • Telephoto. Using the telephoto lens to depict scenery or convey emotion from a different perspective.
  • Super Wide Angle. Using the wide-angle lens to depict scenery or convey emotion from a different perspective.
  • Super Macro. Using the macro camera to depict scenery or convey emotion from a different perspective.
  • Story Creator. Filming stories in less than 15 minutes.
  • Storyteller. Sequencing 3 to 9 photos to provide a narrative, express emotion, record changes, or illuminate a trend.


  • Any HUAWEI phone user from around the world can participate. However, submissions that have won an award in any contest or have been published in a public periodical will not be accepted for submission.
  • The photos or videos submitted may only have been graphically edited using a HUAWEI phone (editing on third-party applications is accepted).
  • You can submit your photos in .jpg format only.
  • The resolution of the photo shorter side must be at least 1,000 pixels, and the data volume of a single image shall not exceed 20 MB.
  • Any video submitted are allowed to be processed by software on computers or third-party applications on phones, but the original files must still be captured on HUAWEI phones.
  • The data volume of a single video submission shall not exceed 500 MB.
  • You can submit your videos in .mp4 format.
  • Each participant will be limited with thirty submissions at most. Either one photo, one group set, or one video is considered as a single piece of submission.


Grand prize winners (3)

  • NEXT-IMAGE creation fund of US$10,000
  • An electronic certificate

Best-in-Category winners (27)

  • NEXT-IMAGE creation fund of US$1,000
  • An electronic certificate

Runner-up winners (30)

  • A HUAWEI Watch 3
  • An electronic certificate

Student Focus Award Winners (10)

  • NEXT-IMAGE creation fund of US$1,000
  • A HUAWEI P50 smartphone
  • An electronic certificate


For more details, please visit the official website.