Photograph the perfect moment for HUAWEI

Creators Selected On
December 5, 2016
The Brief

A new era of smartphone-photography begins with the HUAWEI P9. The built-in Leica dual camera provides more light, sharpness and contrast than ever before and captures brilliant colour, striking black and white and even the smallest details. That makes the HUAWEI P9 the perfect companion for ambitious photographers.

To celebrate the reinvention of smartphone photography, HUAWEI invites photographers and artists across the world to capture the perfect moment for their 'Don’t snap, shoot.' campaign.

Whether it's portrait, landscape, lifestyle, wildlife or sport photography – the subject is up to you. HUAWEI is looking for high quality and powerful photography showcasing that you 'don’t just snap, but shoot'.

In addition to submitting to this Creative Invite HUAWEI encourages all artists to post their submissions on Instagram, using both hashtags #DONTSNAPSHOOT and #DE.

Do you have an unique angle to capture the perfect moment? Show HUAWEI your photographic talent and submit your best shot now!

One artist, selected by HUAWEI and their guest judges, will receive €3,000 and a trip to London to extensively test the HUAWEI P9 photographic features. Two finalists will receive a HUAWEI P9 and €1,500 each.


A new era of smartphone-photography begins with the HUAWEI P9. In close collaboration with Leica, the revolutionary dual-lense smartphone-camera has been developed, incorporating over a century of Leica expertise into the new P9.

The HUAWEI P9 captures brilliant colour, striking black and white and even the smallest details – brilliant pictures with the emotional flair of Leica photography.

Never before have you had more power to capture the perfect moment.



Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Driven by responsible operations, on-going innovation, and open collaboration, HUAWEI has established a competitive ICT portfolio of end-to-end solutions in telecom and enterprise networks, devices, and cloud computing.

HUAWEI ICT solutions, products, and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world's population.


Career opportunity
One Selected Artist, as chosen by HUAWEI and their panel of guest judges, will:
  • Be flown to London* with a guest to extensively test the HUAWEI P9's photographic features (travel and accommodation provided)
  • Receive two HUAWEI P9 with built-in Leica dual camera
  • Potentially receive exposure across social media channels of Talenthouse and HUAWEI
  • Receive €3,000
Two Finalists, as chosen by HUAWEI and their panel of guest judges, will each receive:
  • Potential exposure across the social media channels of Talenthouse and HUAWEI
  • A HUAWEI P9 with built-in Leica dual camera
  • €1,500
* The Selected Artist and the accompanying person must be available between December 8-10, 2016 to travel to London. They must have a valid passport and be eligible to travel to England.
Paul Ripke

Paul Ripke, born in 1981 in Heidelberg, Germany, is a photographer with a focus on advertising, fashion, sports and concert photography. He has worked with a large number of well-known brands, including Hugo Boss, IWC, Axe, Hermès and Red Bull as well as sports clubs such as the German Soccer Association DFB, sports clubs like FC St. Pauli and German musicians such as Die Toten Hosen, Jan Delay and Marteria.

Ripke operates Studio PR in Hamburg, Germany. In his personal work he deals with landscape photography and travel portraits. Ripke lives with his wife and two children in Newport Beach, California.

Kristin Hesse is a photographer, illustrator and style blogger based in Munich, Germany. She studied photo design at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome, Italy. From 2009 Kristin has been working with the ProSiebenSat.1 creative in-house agency, “Creative Solutions”, where she has executed multiple branding and image campaigns and projects such as a lifestyle and fashion blog for “Germany’s Next Topmodel by Heidi Klum”.

Kristin is currently working as a style and fashion influencer for her own blog, in collaboration with brands such as Levi’s, Closed Jeans and Triumph Lingerie, incorporating not just the role as brand ambassador, but also as creative director and photographer – Kristin shoots all of her collaboration campaigns herself.
Thomas Pritschet

Thomas Pritschet, born in Nuremberg, has been a photographer since 1995 mainly focusing on advertising and portrait photography. German actors and TV presenters usually go to him for their photography including Til Schweiger, Axel Prahl, Stefan Raab, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Anja Reschke and Hainer Lauterbach.

His photographs have been published in numerous print media, and from 2000 onwards Thomas been been a regular photography contributor for print campaigns launching new television programs for German TV stations Kabel Eins, Sat.1 and ProSieben. Thomas Pritschet lives in Hamburg.

Sven Ochman

As Device Marketing Director Consumer Business at HUAWEI, Sven Ochman is responsible for all communication and advertising activity at HUAWEI.

Previously, Sven has worked with Deutsche Telekom AG, where he served most recently as Vice President of Live Events and Promotion. Sven is a specialist in the design and management of cooperation models in the media and brands sectors. He also made himself a name as an expert in sponsorship activities and the development of event formats.

Frank P. Lohstöter

Frank P. Lohstöter is Managing Director at LFI Photografie GmbH in Hamburg and has also held the role as Chief Editor at Leica Photography International, Leica M Magazine and S Magazine for 14 years. From 1989 to 2001, he was Editorial Director with magazines like MACup, Mac Magazine, Page and Computerfoto.

Lohstöter develops print and exhibition projects with photographers such as Ellen von Unwerth, Bruce Gilden, Rankin and Enrique Badulescu.

  • This opportunity is open globally to those who are at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Void where prohibited by law.
  • Multiple submissions (up to 10) and artist teams are allowed.
  • All submissions will be visible on Talenthouse.com during submission period.
  • All submissions must be original artwork (meaning not using third party pre-existing copyright materials or photos purchased from image libraries) but can be pre-existing or created especially for this opportunity.
  • If any persons appear or are referred to in the submission, the artist is solely responsible for obtaining, prior to submitting, all necessary usage rights and permissions for the contents of their submission. Proof will be required if selected.
  • Artists should retain their original photographs but work must be submitted in JPEG or PNG, max size 10MB.
  • HUAWEI encourages all artists to post their submissions on Instagram as well, using both hashtags #DONTSNAPSHOOT and #DE.
  • Artists that are not selected will retain ownership of their work, however HUAWEI has marketing rights to promote the work on their social media and online channels in connection with this Creative Invite and the 'Don't snap, shoot.' campaign for up to three months after announcement of the Selected Artists. All artists will be credited accordingly.
  • The Selected Artist and the Finalists grant HUAWEI a worldwide, exclusive, unlimited, perpetual, royalty-free license to use the submitted work. The Selected Artist and the Finalists will have to sign a license agreement. In return, the Selected Artist and the Finalists will receive the specified incentives.
  • The selected work can be adapted for purposes mentioned above.
  • The Selected Artist and the accompanying person must be available between December 8-10, 2016 to travel to London, England as part of the career opportunity.
  • The Selected Artist and the accompanying person must have a valid passport and be eligible to travel to England. To find out more click here.
  • Artists that do not have a passport or who are unable to travel to England may still participate and be considered as Finalist.
  • Artists must join Talenthouse using an active email address in order to ensure they can be contacted should they be selected.
  • The Selected Artist must respond to Talenthouse within two (2) days of receiving the notification email or else will forfeit all incentives.
  • Talenthouse reserves the right to remove inappropriate, offensive and harmful submissions as well as submissions that do not fit the brief, guidelines or Official Rules.
  • No purchase necessary to enter.
HUAWEI and their guest judges will select from all qualified submissions. A qualified submission is one which meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.
Key Dates
  • Launch:
    October 28, 2016 at 6:00 AM
  • Submission Deadline:
    November 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Selection Period Starts:
    November 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM
  • Creators Selected:
    December 5, 2016 at 11:00 AM
All times are in Pacific Time.