Huawei announced the 57 outstanding winners of the XMAGE Awards 2023, displaying the extraordinary photographic abilities of individuals capturing memories with Huawei products. Three Grand Prize winners, 17 Best-in-Category winners, 34 Runner-up winners, and three Honorable Mentions were among the honors conferred.
Between 7 April and 15 August, participants from approximately 100 nations submitted over 600,000 entries in an incredible exhibition of excitement and creativity. China led the pack, with Malaysia, Turkey, Poland, the Philippines, and the UAE close behind, underlining the competition’s worldwide reach. The most popular phone models were the HUAWEI P60 Pro, HUAWEI P40 Pro, and HUAWEI Mate 40 Pro.

Malaysia tops the XMAGE Awards 2023 with the most entries among international countries.

Notably, Malaysia emerged as a notable contributor, outnumbering all other countries in terms of contributions. This demonstrates Malaysian photographers’ enthusiasm and inventiveness in using Huawei products to showcase their distinct viewpoints.

Mr. Faizul Hisham bin Haji Mohd Dahalan, a committed Mathematics teacher, achieved one of Malaysia’s most significant victories in the XMAGE Awards 2023. His beautiful portrait “Wistful Reflection” earned the coveted Best-in-Category prize in the Portrait category, demonstrating Malaysia’s depth of ability.

Mr. Faizul Hisham’s achievement is enhanced by the technology that underpins his artwork. His winning submission, shot with precision using the HUAWEI Mate 20 Pro, displays not just his artistic skills, but also the cutting-edge capabilities of Huawei products. This accomplishment highlights Huawei’s technology’s contribution in enabling people to capture and share the beauty of life via photography.

The three Grand Prize-winning images that won the hearts of the judges

The Grand Prizes were awarded to “Dragon Clouds” by Domcar Calinawan Lagto of the Philippines, “Airshow” by Piotr Cebula of Poland, and “Fearless Eagle” by Dou Chuanli of China. The XMAGE creation fund will provide each winner $10,000 USD (before taxes) to promote their photography and encourage them to continue using Huawei products in the future.

© Domcar Calinawan Lagto (the Philippines)
Dragon Clouds | HUAWEI P30 Pro

Judge’s comment: Only when a photographer pushes against conventional boundaries can we see scenes that are about to disappear, uncommon, or hard to see. — Chen Xiaobo, 9th Vice President of China Photographers Association

© Piotr Cebula (Poland)
Airshow | HUAWEI P40 Pro

Judge’s comment: The image poses more questions than it answers, so it excites the viewer’s imagination. Is the plane going to land safely, or crash? Where is it going? Who is the silhouetted man in the foreground? There is sense of a story unfolding and of movement in this photo which invites the viewer to fill in the gaps. — Australian portrait photographer Jessica Hromas.

© Dou Chuanli (China)
Fearless Eagle | HUAWEI Mate 40 RS

Judge’s comment: In addition to what is outside, it is even more important to find the inside of the subjects, their characters, or their emotions at that moment. We have seen many eagles in paintings, photography and videos, but I will definitely always remember this one — it captures the true soul of the eagle. Under its plump, thick feathers are its sharp, intimidating eyes. — Chinese fashion photographer Pei Tongtong.

New categories inspiring spectacular creativity

Night Walk, Portrait, Art & Fashion, Outdoor, Hello Life, Storyboard, Action, and Storytelling were among the categories covered in this year’s competition. New categories have been created to assist participants in unleashing their creativity and showcasing their distinct viewpoints. Each category’s 17 Best-in-Category winners and 34 Runner-up winners will earn 1500 USD and 1000 USD, respectively, from the XMAGE creation fund.

© Zhang Wei (China)
Night View on the Bridge | HUAWEI P40 | Best-in-Category winner of the Night Walk category
© Rhon Paolo C. Velarde (the Philippines)
Child’s Future | HUAWEI P40 Pro | Best-in-Category winner of the Portrait category

© Wang Hanbing (China)

Mountain View | HUAWEI Mate 50 RS | Runner-up winner of the Outdoor category

XMAGE Awards showcase the professional imaging capabilities of XMAGE

The HUAWEI XMAGE Awards highlight how the XMAGE brand has influenced customers’ inventiveness when utilizing mobile devices.This visual storytelling celebration demonstrates Huawei’s faith in the ability of mobile imagery to capture life’s significant moments and act as a catalyst for unique visual ideas. Since its inception in 2017, the XMAGE Awards have not only inspired individuals to embrace mobile photography, but have also evolved into a global platform showcasing magnificent creations and providing glimpses into photographers’ perspectives on the world and their daily lives. This event has sparked a worldwide frenzy, encouraging people to express their feelings and confidence via the powerful “power of image.”

Elevate your mobile photography experience with an exclusive offer on the HUAWEI P60 Pro! Starting today until 31 December 2023, customers can grab the opportunity to enjoy a bonus storage upgrade, obtaining the HUAWEI P60 Pro (8GB + 512GB) variant at the attractive pricing of RM4,199 with 256GB storage. This limited-time offer is now available across HUAWEI Experience Stores, HUAWEI Official Website, HUAWEI Official Store on Shopee, and HUAWEI Flagship Store on Lazada. Unleash the full potential of your mobile photography with Huawei’s flagship smartphone while the offer lasts!

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