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Huawei Partners with UK Photographer and Designer Mike Kus

To help celebrate the positive power of creativity, Huawei has partnered with UK photographer and designer Mike Kus to launch a photography masterclass, sharing Mike’s top tops on how to capture the best images – you can watch the full masterclass below.

With the chance to win $10,000, Next image 2020 champions powerful images and films that have the ability to inspire and uplift the world, as selected by a collection of the industry’s leading photography and video experts.

Please find more information below, as well as some imagery captured already by some of the UKs creative talent available to download HERE.

Deadline for entries: July 31, 2020

Competition judging period: August 2020

Results Revealed: September 2020

The UK is full of creative talent as showcased by the recent entries to the HUAWEI NEXT-IMAGE 2020 photography competition.  The world’s biggest smartphone photography competition celebrates the positive power of creativity and is open for entries until 31st July this year.

To inspire those hoping to take home the $10,000 top prize, or be in with a chance of getting their hands on the latest Huawei P40 Pro smartphone, Huawei has teamed up with UK photographer Mike Kus, who has created a masterclass video offering his personal tips on capturing the best image for each competition category. Amateur photographers can visit Huawei’s official YouTube channel to watch the video and put his tips into practice to boost their shot at taking home one of the coveted prizes. 

NEXT-IMAGE 2020 is shining a light on photography captured on smartphones, and the global competition offers photography fans six different categories to enter. These range from capturing hidden gems, night-time photography and real-life stories to inspiring portraits, a photo series that tells a personal story and producing a video that expresses your creativity.


From today, Huawei will also be partnering with LALALAB, Europe’s premier photo printing app, to offer participants the opportunity to bring the special moments they have captured to life by printing them at a 20% discounted price using the LALALAB app, available in the Huawei AppGallery.

It’s time for new creators across Britain to use their creative skills to capture and share their most joyful, inspiring images from wherever they are. Huawei has always been at the forefront of innovation when it comes to smartphone photography and our devices feature unparalleled camera technology. We have been really impressed with the quality and the creativity of the images that have been submitted so far, and would like to encourage all Huawei users across the country to take part.” commented Anson Zhang, CEO of Huawei UK Consumer BG.

Helene Queriault from LALALAB. added “It’s so easy nowadays to use our powerful smartphones to bring our ideas to life with beautiful images, whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer. Whether it’s images taken at home or elsewhere, it’s about immortalizing special moments, and ultimately bringing them to life again by printing them. If those pictures raise smiles or touch hearts, our mission is accomplished.” 

Open to Huawei owners, HUAWEI NEXT-IMAGE 2020 winning images will be selected by some of the world’s leading photography experts. The judges include renowned photographers such as multi award-winning Steve McCurry from America, Elizaveta Porodina from Russia (fashion), Canadian Reuben Krabbe (extreme sports) and Swedish Karolina Henke.

You can enter the competition through the official website, HUAWEI community, or by posting to Instagram with hashtags #HuaweiNextImage and #CapturedOnHuawei. For more information on NEXT-IMAGE 2020, please visit the official competition website (


Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]