Huawei Egypt Consumer Business Group launched the first amateur photography competition on social media last April entitled ‘Huawei Captures Egypt’ to endorse the art of photography as a key tool to promote the beauty of Egypt across the world.
The competition reinforces Huawei’s strategy and innovation in smartphone photography, which is apparent in most of their flagship devices especially the P series devices that include highly advanced cameras and sensors.
The ‘Huawei Captures Egypt’ competition invited photography fans to post photos of ancient and historical sites of Egypt on social media using the hashtag #HuaweiCapturesEgypt to help in boosting tourism in Egypt and highlight the nation’s beauty. A very large number of amateur photographers made their submissions over the past few weeks and the 30 best photos were chosen to for the public gallery display yesterday, Sunday May 15, 2016 where the final winners were announced.
The three winners were chosen by a strong panel of judges including photography and art experts. The panel included Mohamed Ismail, award winning photographer, Ehab Adly, reputable Egyptian Art Director and winner of best Art Director Award from the 2015 Arab Song Festival and Yasser Youssef, Photography entrepreneur and Founder of the Shelter Art Gallery . The winners as announced by the judges panel were Islam Bakry, Gasser Mohamed and Ahmed Hosny.
George Li, Director of Egypt Office, Huawei Consumer Business Group, expressed his delight with the competition great turnout stating that most of the submissions showed promising talent and also displayed the beauty of Egypt with a lot of passion. He added that the core spirit of Huawei is to always inspire youth to innovate and utilize their talent to make their dreams possible.
‘Huawei Captures Egypt’ competition comes in parallel with the launch of the Huawei P9 in Egypt, which is the first smartphone to be co-engineered with Leica. The Huawei P9 features a dual lens camera that is said to redefine smartphone photography with the full Leica experience. Huawei P9 was launched globally on April 6th and expected to arrive to the Egyptian market very soon.