About Us

HONOR Talents Global Design Awards is committed to bringing together those at the forefront of youth art. It aims to mobilize the rich resources of the HONOR brand to support, empower and incubate more original forces. The project also continues to carry out a global dialogue between art and technology around art design, mobile design experience and new design expressions.

HONOR Talents is not only an international contest on art design, but will always maintain the spirit of exploration. With an innovative design sense, it directly faces the spiritual needs of consumers and resonates with their core values. We aim to continue to bring better art design concepts to HONOR's technology products, and continue to seep into everyone's daily lives, so that consumers can experience the innovative beauty of the marriage between technology and art.

Contest Schedule

30th May

Submission Open

7th October

Submission Deadline

Late October

Review

Start of November

Awards Announcement

30th
May

Submission Open

7th
October

Submission Deadline

Late
October

Review

Start of November

Awards Announcement

Awards

Global 1st Place x1 ¥80,000 Award Certificate

Visual Communication Design

Wallpapers

Foldable Wallpapers

Watches

Open Designs

1st Place x1 ¥25,000 Award Certificate

2nd Place x2 ¥12,000 Award Certificate

3rd Place x3 ¥8,000 Award Certificate

1st Place x1 ¥30,000 Award Certificate

2nd Place x2 ¥15,000 Award Certificate

3rd Place x3 ¥10,000 Award Certificate

1st Place x1 ¥20,000 Award Certificate

2nd Place x2 ¥8,000 Award Certificate

3rd Place x3 ¥6,000 Award Certificate

1st Place x1 ¥25,000 Award Certificate

2nd Place x2 ¥12,000 Award Certificate

3rd Place x3 ¥8,000 Award Certificate

Art & Technology

AR Interactive Artwork Design

Interactive Art Installation Design

1st Place x1 ¥60,000 Award Certificate

2nd Place x1 ¥40,000 Award Certificate

3rd Place x1 ¥30,000 Award Certificate

1st Place x1 ¥50,000 Award Certificate

2nd Place x1 ¥30,000 Award Certificate

3rd Place x1 ¥20,000 Award Certificate

Special Awards

Best New Talent Award x20 ¥5,000 Award Certificate Entries selected from university student submissions worldwide

Entries selected from university student submissions worldwide

¥5,000 Award Certificate

Judges' Choice Award x20 ¥5,000 Award Certificate Entries selected from all submissions

Entries selected from all submissions

¥5,000 Award Certificate

Best Interactive Participation Award x6 ¥500   Before 24:00 Beijing time on October 7th, submit your works on the official website of the contest, and post the overall visual design image of the work on Sina Weibo under the #HONOR Talents# topic. The contestants with the most sharing, comments and likes will be selected.

Before 24:00 Beijing time on October 7th, submit your works on the official website of the contest, and post the overall visual design image of the work on Sina Weibo under the #HONOR Talents# topic. The contestants with the most sharing, comments and likes will be selected.

¥5,000

All award amounts are in cash and before taxes.

Invited Artworks

Days of Being Young

Chen Min Youth Illustrator

Girl And Cat

Du Weinian, Vina Illustrator, Picture Book Author

Invited Judges

Cao Xue

Professor of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Renown Designer

Cao Xue strives to put this concept into reality: that design serves the society and the country, and actively promotes design innovation. He designed the first city image logo of Guangzhou, the image logo of the Guangzhou Public Security Bureau, the logo of the Asian Food Festival, etc., which have been highly recognized by all sectors of society, and won many awards such as the German Red Dot award, IF award, IDEA, Pentawards, etc. He is committed to the reform and innovation of design education, and has won the title of outstanding teacher in Southern Guangdong Province and is one of the Top Ten Designers in China. The "Outside the Ivory Tower" design exhibition he planned has been successfully held in four locations, namely London, Milan, Paris, Athens and Madrid.

Yuan Youmin

Professor of the China Academy of Art, Deputy Director of the Art Museum at the China Academy of Art, Executive Director of the China International Design Museum

Yuan Youmin is also a graphic designer and curator, who aims to integrate Eastern traditional wisdom into contemporary design practice through a diverse series of teaching, research, practice and public education, so that design culture can be injected into the public education system. He has experience in numerous international exhibitions, as well as judging, awarding, curating and participating in national projects. As the founder and art director of "9Studio Design Group", he led the team to implement and complete the "Visual Image of the First National Youth Games", "Emblem Image of the Hangzhou G20 Summit", "Hangzhou 2022 19th Asian Games Emblem, Asian Games Sports icon system" and many other national-level projects.

Xiao Hui Wang

Crossover Artist

Xiao Hui Wang is an internationally renowned artist who lives and works in both Shanghai and Munich, focusing mainly on photography as well as installation, sculpture, design, and media art. She has also made a name for herself as an author. Her autobiography, My Visual Diary, has been in the top 10 bestselling books in China since 2001 and republished more than 40 times. She has also been recognized by Hong Kong's well-known magazine Phoenix Weekly as one of the “Top Fifty Most Influential Chinese Worldwide”. She, the only Chinese person, received the ATHENA Leadership Award. Institutions including the Xiao Hui WANG Art Center, Xiao Hui WANG Art Museum, Xiao Hui WANG Art Academy, and the new Xiao Hui WANG Art Space will open soon in Changning District, Shanghai.

Ma Juncheng

Professor at Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA),Dean of Urban Design School, CAFA

Ma Juncheng served as secretary general of the commission of teaching instruction for art design in institutions of higher learning under the Ministry of Education; deputy director and secretary general of the Art Display & Decoration Committee of China (ADCC); member of the design education committee of China Association of Higher Education (CAHE); winner of the gold award for creative designers in Beijing, Excellent Talents of the New Century rated by Ministry of Education, member of the expert group of command for the National Day parade, etc. His representative works of public art "Ode of Red Cliff " won the "2012 national outstanding urban sculpture construction" annual award, and the "Circle of Life" and "Infinite" projects in charge of the public art planning and design of Chengdu Tianfu International Airport won the Xu Beihong Award.

Cedric Kiefer

The co-founder and creative lead at onformative

Cedric Kiefer is a digital media artist and designer based in Berlin. His fascination with science, technology, and art fuels the development of new projects at onformative, which he co-founded in 2010 together with Julia Laub. The projects he works on taking on varying forms across different media that range from interactive media installations, generative design and dynamic visuals to data-driven narratives with clients including Google, Samsung, SONY, Nike, etc. onformative has also received various international awards including the D&AD Awards, Cannes Lion Silver, Red Dot Design Award, Prix Ars Electronica, and so on.

Yunuen Esparza

Mexican Contemporary Artist

Yunuen Esparza has been an international pioneer in using augmented reality technology in art since 2014. She lives and works in Mexico City. Her artwork transforms a bizarre and chaotic reality into a unique celebration of life.
In 2019 her solo show “Valores Invertidos” was hailed as one of the top 5 must-see contemporary art exhibits in Mexico. In Germany, her latest art exhibition welcomed a record-breaking 100,000+ visitors in its two-year engagement. Author of the book AR PARTY, published in three languages. Yunuene’s vital and arresting exhibitions have surprised and inspired audiences worldwide, from New York City to Shanghai.

Yuan Ze

Head of Industrial Design, HONOR

He leads the design team to complete the product design of HONOR's full range of mobile phones and non-mobile phone products, including the flagship Magic series, HONOR Digital series, large-screen products, wearable products, etc. With 18 years of mobile phone product design experience, he has led the design of a variety of HONOR and Huawei models that were at the forefront of the industry's design trends, including the entire HONOR Digital series, as well as a variety of Mate, P, Nova models, etc.

Ge Feng

Head of UX Design, HONOR

Leads the UX design of the Magic UI system for HONOR's full-scene devices. He used to be the OS Experience Director at Qihoo 360 and the design director of EICO. He led the team to win the Red Dot and IF design awards multiple times, as well as other awards.

Cao Xue

Professor of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Renown Designer

Cao Xue strives to put this concept into reality: that design serves the society and the country, and actively promotes design innovation. He designed the first city image logo of Guangzhou, the image logo of the Guangzhou Public Security Bureau, the logo of the Asian Food Festival, etc., which have been highly recognized by all sectors of society, and won many awards such as the German Red Dot award, IF award, IDEA, Pentawards, etc. He is committed to the reform and innovation of design education, and has won the title of outstanding teacher in Southern Guangdong Province and is one of the Top Ten Designers in China. The "Outside the Ivory Tower" design exhibition he planned has been successfully held in four locations, namely London, Milan, Paris, Athens and Madrid.

Yuan Youmin

Professor of the China Academy of Art, Deputy Director of the Art Museum at the China Academy of Art, Executive Director of the China International Design Museum

Yuan Youmin is also a graphic designer and curator, who aims to integrate Eastern traditional wisdom into contemporary design practice through a diverse series of teaching, research, practice and public education, so that design culture can be injected into the public education system. He has experience in numerous international exhibitions, as well as judging, awarding, curating and participating in national projects. As the founder and art director of "9Studio Design Group", he led the team to implement and complete the "Visual Image of the First National Youth Games", "Emblem Image of the Hangzhou G20 Summit", "Hangzhou 2022 19th Asian Games Emblem, Asian Games Sports icon system" and many other national-level projects.

Xiao Hui Wang

Crossover Artist

Xiao Hui Wang is an internationally renowned artist who lives and works in both Shanghai and Munich, focusing mainly on photography as well as installation, sculpture, design, and media art. She has also made a name for herself as an author. Her autobiography, My Visual Diary, has been in the top 10 bestselling books in China since 2001 and republished more than 40 times. She has also been recognized by Hong Kong's well-known magazine Phoenix Weekly as one of the “Top Fifty Most Influential Chinese Worldwide”. She, the only Chinese person, received the ATHENA Leadership Award. Institutions including the Xiao Hui WANG Art Center, Xiao Hui WANG Art Museum, Xiao Hui WANG Art Academy, and the new Xiao Hui WANG Art Space will open soon in Changning District, Shanghai.

Ma Juncheng

Professor at Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA),Dean of Urban Design School, CAFA

Ma Juncheng served as secretary general of the commission of teaching instruction for art design in institutions of higher learning under the Ministry of Education; deputy director and secretary general of the Art Display & Decoration Committee of China (ADCC); member of the design education committee of China Association of Higher Education (CAHE); winner of the gold award for creative designers in Beijing, Excellent Talents of the New Century rated by Ministry of Education, member of the expert group of command for the National Day parade, etc. His representative works of public art "Ode of Red Cliff " won the "2012 national outstanding urban sculpture construction" annual award, and the "Circle of Life" and "Infinite" projects in charge of the public art planning and design of Chengdu Tianfu International Airport won the Xu Beihong Award.

Cedric Kiefer

The co-founder and creative lead at onformative

Cedric Kiefer is a digital media artist and designer based in Berlin. His fascination with science, technology, and art fuels the development of new projects at onformative, which he co-founded in 2010 together with Julia Laub. The projects he works on taking on varying forms across different media that range from interactive media installations, generative design and dynamic visuals to data-driven narratives with clients including Google, Samsung, SONY, Nike, etc. onformative has also received various international awards including the D&AD Awards, Cannes Lion Silver, Red Dot Design Award, Prix Ars Electronica, and so on.

Yunuen Esparza

Mexican Contemporary Artist

Yunuen Esparza has been an international pioneer in using augmented reality technology in art since 2014. She lives and works in Mexico City. Her artwork transforms a bizarre and chaotic reality into a unique celebration of life.
In 2019 her solo show “Valores Invertidos” was hailed as one of the top 5 must-see contemporary art exhibits in Mexico. In Germany, her latest art exhibition welcomed a record-breaking 100,000+ visitors in its two-year engagement. Author of the book AR PARTY, published in three languages. Yunuene’s vital and arresting exhibitions have surprised and inspired audiences worldwide, from New York City to Shanghai.

Yuan Ze

Head of Industrial Design, HONOR

He leads the design team to complete the product design of HONOR's full range of mobile phones and non-mobile phone products, including the flagship Magic series, HONOR Digital series, large-screen products, wearable products, etc. With 18 years of mobile phone product design experience, he has led the design of a variety of HONOR and Huawei models that were at the forefront of the industry's design trends, including the entire HONOR Digital series, as well as a variety of Mate, P, Nova models, etc.

Ge Feng

Head of UX Design, HONOR

Leads the UX design of the Magic UI system for HONOR's full-scene devices. He used to be the OS Experience Director at Qihoo 360 and the design director of EICO. He led the team to win the Red Dot and IF design awards multiple times, as well as other awards.

Contest Design Theme

Cultural Prosperity · Celebration

A Totem of Renewing Festive Culture

Renewal of life · Return

Contemplate human beings' relationship with all things

*Design themes are for reference only. Although high adherence to design theme is a nice bonus, your work will be chefly judged by its aesthetics, visual expression, and core concept.

Category

Visual Communication Design

The Visual Communication Design category is divided into Wallpapers, Foldable Wallpapers, Watches and Open Designs.

Wallpapers

Foldable Wallpapers

Watches

Open Designs

Art & Technology

The Art & Technology category is divided into the AR Interactive Artwork Design and Interactive Art Installation Design.

AR Interactive Artwork Design

Interactive Art Installation Design

Contest Organizer

Co-organizers

HONOR Talents Global Design 2022