Huawei has just announced the winners of the second annual Next-Image Awards. The Next-Image Awards is a global competition in partnership with the International Center for Photography judged by some of the world’s foremost photography experts. All submissions were taken with Huawei devices. The 2018 Next-Image Awards competition includes six categories: “Good Night,” “Faces,” “Hello, Life!”, “Check-In,” “Timeline,” and “Storyboard.” Winners from each category were selected by a panel composed of five industry experts including Mark Lubell, executive director of the International Center for Photography, along with five up-and-coming young visual storytellers — many of whom are recent ICP graduates — as mobile photography cannot just be defined by experts, but also by a young generation who use their phones on a daily basis to take pictures to share on social media.
You can see the winners of each category after the jump.
Grand Prize Winner & Best-In-Category Winner of GOOD NIGHT
“Caught in a Beam of Light” by Michał Wesołek of Poland, taken with Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Best-In-Category Winner of HELLO, LIFE!
“Sun Drying” by Wen Zhicheng of China, taken with Huawei Mate 10
Best-In-Category Winner of FACES
“Ambos” by Adriana A Navarro of Uruguay, taken with Huawei P20
Best-In-Category Winner of CHECK-IN
“Born with Love” by Wang Yanping of China, taken with Huawei P10
Best-In-Category Winner of STORYBOARD
“Mobile Payment” by Li Caiping of China, taken with Huawei Mate 9
Best-In-Category Winner of TIMELINE
“The World in My Eyes” by Huang Zheng of China, taken with Huawei Honor V9
Congratulations to all of the winners for their stunning images! We look forward to discussing the psychology of creative photography with all of the winners in upcoming interviews.