SHENZHEN, China, April 11, 2023/PRNewswire/ -- On April 7, 2023, Huawei officially kicked off the 2023 HUAWEI XMAGE Awards. As Huawei's open platform for smartphone photography excellence, the contest annual celebrates inspiration and creativity through incredible photos and videos captured with Huawei devices from around the world. Since 2017, users from more than 170 countries and regions have participated in the annual contest, contributing nearly 4 million entries to date. This makes the HUAWEI XMAGE Awards a cultural heritage of its own, containing fragments of human history from global perspectives.
Engage and Inspire: A New Direction for the XMAGE Awards
This year's XMAGE Awards hope that photographers around the world, casual or professional, will find inspiration in their photography. The award takes its name from XMAGE, Huawei's imaging research and development division. Like its namesake, the XMAGE Awards aspire to help photographers find inspiration and be innovative in photography.
Launched in 2022, the XMAGE brand focuses on optical system, mechanical structure, imaging technology, and image processing in photography. The four pillars of XMAGE now form the principles of Huawei's upcoming new smartphone camera technology, such as the latest ultra-aperture camera in the HUAWEI Mate 50 series and the ultra-illumination telephoto camera in the HUAWEI P60 Pro.
New category of Night Walk to capture the wonders of the dark
This year's contest features the following categories: Night Stroll, Portraiture, Art and Fashion, Exteriors, Hello Life, Storyboard, Action, and Storytelling.
Night Walk is a new category that encourages users to photograph the hidden wonders of nightlife, using Huawei's unique night photography settings.
Attractive prizes and new judges
This year, the following prizes will be awarded to the most outstanding candidates: 3 Grand Prix winners, 24 Best-in-Category winners, 27 Second Prize winners and 5 Honorable Mentions. Winners may receive up to $10,000 in cash.
New judges were invited. They include five photography leaders: Chen Xiaobo, vice president of the China Photographers Association; Chinese fashion photographer Pei Tongtong; the Portuguese landscape photographer José Ramos; Australian portrait photographer Jessica Hromas; and Li Changzhu, Vice President of the Consumer Strategy Marketing Department of HUAWEI Consumer Business Group.
The XMAGE Awards submission period will close at 23:59 Beijing time (GMT 8) on August 15, 2023. We look forward to your participation and to see your creativity come to life.
Users can visit the unified global submission channel through XMAGE Awards 2023 for their submission, as well as submit their entry via the HUAWEI Community. The works must be images or videos captured with a Huawei mobile phone, and there are no restrictions on when the work was captured or with which Huawei mobile phone.
For more information and to consult the rules of the contest, as well as the modalities of presentation, consult the website of the contest: https://gallery.consumer.huawei.com
 The creation funds mentioned are pre-tax amounts. The organizer has the right to modify the physical prizes before the results are announced. The organizer reserves the right to modify the number of winners.
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