vivo has partnered with National Geographic to launch the VISION+ Mobile PhotoAwards 2021 and opened all its registration channels.
The VISION+ Mobile PhotoAwards is a part of the VISION+ Project which aims to promote mobile photography. The competition will serve as a platform for global conversations surrounding mobile photography and encourage participation from professionals, enthusiasts, and mobile phone users.
“This year marks the second edition of the VISION+ Mobile PhotoAwards. Through the competition, vivo aims to drive innovation in imaging technology while allowing more people around the world to enjoy using technology to create eye-catching content. This is vivo’s user-centric vision and cultural responsibility as a technology brand – we will make professional and enjoyable imaging technologies widely available so that more people can enjoy the joys of creativity.”
Spark Ni, Senior Vice President and CMO of vivo
The VISION+ Mobile PhotoAwards was first launched in 2020 by vivo and National Geographic. It received more than 135,000 mobile photography submissions and presented 38 awards to finalists from nine countries including China, United Kingdom, France, Spain, and Russia.
Photographers from different backgrounds and cultures submitted works that showed the diversity and vibrancy of life around the world.
VISION+ Mobile PhotoAwards 2021
This year, the competition features six internationally acclaimed photography experts and academics from different disciplines. They include Martin Parr, Documentary Photographer; Jonas Bendiksen, Documentary Photographer; Xiao Quan, Portrait Photographer; Laura Serani, Curator, Les Rencontres d’Arles; Bertram Hoenlinger, Photography Expert, ZEISS; and Michael George, Photo Consultant, National Geographic.
They will evaluate photography entries from their respective professional viewpoints and offer comments and guidance to help creators better express themselves through mobile photography.
The Mobile PhotoAwards will introduce more categories across three groups, including the Open Group, Youth Group, and a new Professional Group.
The Professsional Group includes three categories: News, Creative, and Documentary Projects. These encourage professional photographers to interpret and express their feelings on modern culture, social trends, and defining moments of the year.
Meanwhile, the Open and Youth Groups emphasize the beauty of daily life, human emotions, and memories. The Open Group includes six categories namely Portraits, Night, Sports, Nature, Life, and Places. The Youth Group, on the other hand, is a Special Feature that focuses on the subject of Surroundings.
The competition will feature 33 awards across all categories and winners will receive awards and creative support from vivo. In addition to cash prizes, smartphones, and certificates, the company will also collaborate with industry partners to providde winners with opportunities in commercial photography, urban outdoor exhibitions, and publication of works.
For more information on the VISION+ Mobile PhotoAwards 2021, click here.