vivo has announced the Picture of the Year and other named winners of its VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards 2020, with participants conveying outstanding joy with images created through their mobile lens.

vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awardees 2020 - FeaturedAs part of its VISION+ initiatives, the success of the awards showcases vivo’s devotion to mobile photography technology and visual aesthetic exploration. The works of the winners are now on full display and publicly available, marking a fruitful and promising start to the ongoing vivo VISION+ ecosystem.

Partnering with National Geographic to Explore the Cultural Value of Mobile Photography

Smartphones are providing more people with the capability to experience the joy of photo creation in this modern era of visual expression. vivo announced VISION+ in September 2020, a visual content ecosystem for the global market with “JOY IMAGE” at its core.

The brand has partnered with National Geographic for the VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards 2020 focusing on exceptional imaging and optics that can capture the essence of individual emotions and humanistic culture. Global creators were invited to communicate, capture, and discover through their smartphone cameras.

vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awardees 2020 3After its 2-month submission period, over 135,000 mobile photo and video entries were received from nine countries including the United Kingdom, France, Spain, China, and Vietnam. A total of 37 exceptional creations were ultimately selected by a panel of judges composed of the world’s top photographers and imaging experts including Steve McCurry and Michael Halsband.

Illuminating the Joy of the World in Photos

There are six categories under the vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards 2020. This includes Portrait, Night, Landscape, Motion, Memories, and Story. A Range of awards were also offered, including “Picture of the Year”, “Category Winners”, “Honorable Mention”, and “Category Finalists”.

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Daily Life of Four “Big Mouth Monsters”, the Picture of the Year in the vivo VISION+ Mobile Photography Awards 2020, created by Zhang Yu, China

vivo named Zhang Yu’s creation, “Daily Life of Four “Big Mouth Monsters”, as Picture of the Year.

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Camping Night with Beloved Friends, a creation by Rifqi Moch Lutpi from Indonesia

Camping Night with Beloved Friends, a creation by Rifqi Moch Lutpi from Indonesia won the “Honorable Mention” award.

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Opera Watch, mobile video creation by Chen Lei from China

Under the Story category in the form of mobile video imaging, Opera Watch by Chen Lei from China focuses on a traditional Sichuan Opera troupe that brings human culture co-existence to life in smooth scenes with folk drum music.

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Steelwool with Bridge, a winning creation by Pyae Phyo Aung from Myanmar under the Night category
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Balinese Woman, a winning creation by Arief Satria from Indonesia under the Portrait category
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Replicate, a winning creation by Lin Haibo from China under the Memories category

The winning creations are available for viewing on the vivo VISION+ official website. This includes Steelwool with Bridge, a creation by Pyae Phyo Aung from Myanmar under the Night category, Balinese Woman by Arief Satria from Indonesia under Portrait, and Replicate by Lin Haibo from China under Memories.

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.