Win a cool US$20,000 and a P30 Pro in the Huawei smartphone photography contest

Win a cool US$20,000 and a P30 Pro in the Huawei smartphone photography contest

The arrival of Huawei’s latest flagship phones, the P30 and the P30 Pro have set a new bar for the concept of smartphone photography as they include some of the most powerful cameras ever mounted in a phone.

The results of Huawei’s long-time collaboration with Leica, the P30 and P30 Pro have won critics over with their impressive imaging capabilities, in particular the P30 Pro that has a whopping 5x lossless optical zoom and 50x hybrid zoom on top of spectacular low light photo capabilities which, as Huawei aptly puts it, ‘rewrite the rules’ of photography.

In fact, they’re so good that Huawei is calling EVERYONE with a Huawei smartphone to take part in the Huawei Rewrites the Rules of Photography contest!

The contest is as simple as it gets and all you need to be participate is to own ANY Huawei smartphone and snap away to capture something suitably inspiring. The contest takes place on the following media platforms and you stand a chance to win units of the Huawei P30 Pro, the Huawei nova 4, the Huawei Watch GT (46mm version) and much more!


Rules for the Huawei Rewrites the Rules of Photography Contest!

To participate all you need to do is observe the following steps:

  1. Capture a picture that best showcases your innate creativity with any HUAWEI smartphone. That’s right – ANY Huawei smartphone will do. Please ensure that the watermark option is enabled.
  2. Come up with a suitably riveting and witty caption that best describes your picture.
  3. Upload the picture onto your own social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter) with the selected hashtags of the media platform ( The Star, Berita Harian, Harian Metro, Sin Chew, Oriental Daily News) that you are participating in. Each media platform has their own unique hashtags and terms so please visit their respective pages for more details.

The media platforms where you can submit your entries to the Huawei Rewrites the Rules of Photography Contest are:


Media Platform Contest  Contest link
The Star #ColourfulLife Photo Contest
Berita Harian Peraduan Fotografi ‘Rakam Umpama Pro’
Harian Metro Jadilah Juara Gambar HUAWEI
Sin Chew #P30challenge
Oriental Daily News 华为手机摄影大赛


Want more of a challenge? Participate in the HUAWEI NEXT Image Awards and take on the world’s best photographers!

Think you’re good? Then it’s time to move on to the big leagues where you take on the best in the world in the renowned Huawei NEXT Image Awards photography contest where you can stand a chance to win a cash prize of US$20,000 which is about RM82,650 as well as a ton of other cool Huawei kit like the eponymous P30 Pro, the Huawei nova 4, the Huawei Watch GT and more.

The Huawei NEXT Image Awards consists of six conceptual categories. The contest takes place until 31 July 2019 and is open to  anyone with any HUAWEI smartphone. All you have to do is to

  1. Register on the Huawei NEXT Image awards website at
  2. Upload a photo with any HUAWEI smartphone and make sure your photo has the HUAWEI watermark enabled to be eligible for entry. Each registered account is entitled to up to 30 entries across any of the six categories.

Once you’ve submitted your entries, you then get a RM50 online accessories voucher redeemable on the online Huawei store absolutely free. Ready to rock? Read on and find out about the six categories you can participate in!

Huawei NEXT Image awards categories

Submissions for the Huawei NEXT image awards have to be in one of the six following categories – you can submit any number of entries for each category up to a maximum total of 30 entries per registered account in any combination of categories. The categories are…

Faces Experimenting with identity and the power of portraiture
Going the Distance Discovering new places and new experiences by using new features of the smartphone camera, for instance tele-lens, super wide angle or macro-shooting
Hello, Life! Sharing the emotion or the inspiration in everyday experiences
Storyboard Telling a story in 9 frames – a grid of photos that develop a meaningful or intriguing narrative
#Emotion Tag Expressing instant emotions by means of photography
Life Now Filming stories in less than 30 seconds.

Tips to Win the Huawei Rewrite the Rules of Photography Contest and the NEXT Image awards!

Stoked and ready to go? Hold your horses there and check out these top tips on how to ensure maximum success when submitting your entries for the contests along with top tips to get the most out of your Huawei P30 Pro! Good luck!

Lowlight photography: A little goes a long way

Image Abeden Mung

Image Abeden Mung

Pro Tip: Taking shots with a smartphone camera under low light or in backlit conditions is usually not the wisest choice for a smartphone camera but the Huawei P30 Pro offers a decisive edge with its potent Leica Quad Camera system that has a maximum ISO sensitivity of 409,600 and a new RYYB sensor for enhanced light sensitivity – easily matching a DSLR and then some. Rather than having to set up a tripod or some other eloborate contraption, the P30 Pro’s powerful camera is quite simply point-and-shoot!

Eligible NEXT Image Award categories
-Going the Distance
-Hello, Life!
-#Emotion Tag

Use that zoom!

Image Faliq Fahmie

Image Faliq Fahmie

Image Faliq Fahmie

Picture captured with 10x zoom on the P30 Pro Image Faliq Fahmie

Image Faliq Fahmie

Picture captured with 50x zoom on the P30 Pro Image Faliq Fahmie

Pro Tip: Sometimes you can’t get close enough to a subject to admire its fine details. That’s where excellent optical zoom capabilities come in. By taking a subject up close, you can gain a different perspective that what you would normally see, revealing details or giving focus to a particular area in a picture to draw the eye in and making for a strong composition.  

The Huawei P30 series phones have exemplary zoom capabilities with the P30 Pro offering 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom and up to 50x zoom when you dial it to maximum. This is on account of a periscope-style assembly for the telephoto camera, allowing for a complete optical zoom lens array without a nasty camera bump.

Eligible NEXT Image Awards categories

-Going the Distance
-Hello, Life

Get the whole picture (and story) with the P30 Pro ultra wide angle lens

Image Smashpop

Image Smashpop

Macro mode of a butterfly's wing. Image Sanjitpaal Singh Captured with P30 Pro

Macro mode of a butterfly’s wing. Image Sanjitpaal Singh

Pro tip: Sometimes you need to take a shot that encompasses the whole landscape as you see it for maximum visual impact. Traditionally, you’ll need to take a step (or several) back but the 20-MP 16mm equivalent ultra wide angle lens on the P30 Pro allows you to go wide – ideal for beautiful scenery shots. If needed, the P30 Pro’s camera can automatically enter supermacro mode when it and the subject are 2.5cm apart for super close-ups!

Eligible NEXT Image award categories

-Going the Distance
-Hello, Life!
– #Emotion Tag

Awesome bokeh with the P30 Pro’s ToF camera

Image Abeden Mung captured with P30 Pro

Image Abeden Mung

Shots with a beautifully defocused background while keeping the subject crisp in the foreground are usually require an expensive DSLR camera and lens but the Huawei P30 Pro uses its Time of Flight (ToF) camera and some computational  AI magic to deliver precise blurred backgrounds and more accurate bokeh effects that help give shots that extra zing. To take advantage of the ToF camera, try using Portrait mode for the P30 Pro and place your subject no more than 2 metres from the camera for best results.

Eligible NEXT Image Awards categories

-#Emotion Tag
-Hello, LIfe

Stunning backlit photos with Huawei’s AI HDR+ feature

Marion Caunter backlight P30 pro

Image Marion Caunter

A strongly backlit picture can give a very strong creative effect when done right but leaves the subject in the foreground with blown out highlights. The Huawei P30 series phones sport AI HDR+ technology, which employs AI-assisted photography to identify elements in a shot be it faces, buildings and the sun in order to create an exposure map and intelligently apply it to brighten up shadows and minimise blown up highlights. All you have to do is to select HDR mode, wait for the subject in question to be in sharp focus and shoot!

Eligible NEXT Image Awards categories

-Going the Distance
-#Emotion Tag

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