Winners Showcased the Perfect Blend of Technology and Creativity
[SHENZHEN, China--28 September 2021] – HONOR, a leading global provider of smart devices, today unveiled the winners of its HONOR Talents 2021 Global Design Contest, a global competition that recognizes the outstanding creativity and artistic contributions of designers. The 2021 theme, “Beauty in All That You See”, resulted in the submission of 5,000 pieces of captivating artworks from designers in Asia, Europe, Africa, and America, and showcased how art and technology can fuse together.
“Artists from around the world awed us with their originality and creativity,” said Ge Feng, Director of UX Design Department of HONOR. “We received so many impressive works of art inspired by this year’s theme that captured humanity, beauty, and individuality. We look forward to continuing to inspire and seeing how design talents from around the world share their interpretations of blending art and technology in future competitions.”
The HONOR Talents 2021 Global Design Contest is composed of four categories and four special awards. Five renowned design experts including Xiao Yong, Professor of the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Wang Xiaohui, Crossover Artist based in Germany, Andrew Pourtov, Director of Marketing and Brand Management, British Higher School of Art & Design (Russia), Yuan Youmin, Professor of the China Academy of Art, and Ge Feng, Director of UX Design Department of HONOR, were invited to serve as this year’s panel judges and evaluated the art pieces across six areas: concept, composition, idea, visual impact, messages conveyed, and practicality.
HONOR is proud to announce the winners of the HONOR Talents 2021 Global Design Contest:
“The Origin” – Global Champion
“This reminds me of the traditional Chinese saying ‘true goodness is like water’, which refers to the integration of the power of water and knowledge that time allows a deeper understanding of life experiences. This artwork has innovatively portrayed the contest theme by vividly capturing the contrast between still and motion, black and white, and strength and softness. I can see the concept of this artwork being further explored in the future.” – Xiao Yong, Professor of the Central Academy of Fine Arts
“The artist demonstrated the theme in an easy-to-understand way – simple numbers, black-and-white drawings, visual cohesiveness, and the passage of time. The design allows the product to stand out while drawing on inspirations from life. The animated graphics of water dripping illustrates the flow of time and embodies how humans feel helpless when it comes to controlling time. The artwork beautifully captures the essence of time with its warm and gentle graphics.” – Yuan Youmin, Professor of the China Academy of Art
“12 Eccentric Birds” – Champion, Open Design Category
“The artwork is playful and youthful. The designer creates a distinctive personality for each bird by using a defined and lively artistic style. The designer’s focus on birds flying in the air represents hope, blissfulness, energy, and freedom.” – Wang Xiaohui, Crossover Artist based in Germany
“Crazy job in an amicable way! Looks fun and cool! Arouses interest and is remembered.” – Andrew Pourtov, Director of Marketing and Brand Management, British Higher School of Art & Design (Russia)
“HONOR Tenon” –Champion, Logo Design, Wallpaper Category
“HONOR’s logo is artistically incorporated into the piece through the use of connectivity in its design, highlighting HONOR’s inclusiveness and cross-cultural appreciation.” – Ge Feng, Director of UX Design Department of HONOR
“Evergreen” – Champion, Seasonal Design, Wallpaper Category
“Exploring the harmonious symbiosis between man and nature, this artwork imaginatively combined plants and animals to create a wonderful surreal picture.” – Ge Feng, Director of UX Design Department of HONOR
The 2021 winners stood out by creatively illustrating their inspirations while also demonstrating their understanding of the technology sector’s usage of aesthetic designs. To recognize this year’s winners and to further inspire future inspiration and innovation, the HONOR Talents Global 2021 Design Contest winners will be awarded total prize of over RMB 700,000. The winning art pieces will also have the chance to be featured in HONOR’s all-scenario product series and accessories in the future and subsequently included in future HONOR’s global press events, reaching over 100 mainstream media outlets. The inclusion of the designers in HONOR’s global initiatives will expand their reach to audiences around the world.
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Since June 2021, HONOR Talents has moved beyond traditional format and location constraints, and began holding art tours and opening ceremonies in destinations such as Chengdu and Guangzhou, as well as inviting key opinion leaders from various fields to participate in panel discussion. These events also featured winning artworks and outstanding submissions from past HONOR Talents Global Design Contests. The HONOR Talents Global Design Contest will be a continuous platform for HONOR to engage artists to share their thoughts and design concepts in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, and other cities, ultimately supporting the brand’s efforts to explore how art can integrate with technology.
HONOR Talents 2021 Global Design contest tours and opening ceremony
Exploring and achieving beauty is a never-ending pursuit. HONOR looks forward to using innovative and unique designs to unlock the potential of creativity and originality. By collaborating with talented artists around the world, HONOR hopes to integrate its smart products with art, ultimately providing consumers with products, services and experiences that are both intelligent and artistic with a human touch in the future.
Please visit HONOR Talents 2021 Global Design Contest to see the winning artworks and other notable submissions: https://www.hihonor.com/honor-talents/en/winners/
HONOR is a leading global provider of smart devices. It is dedicated to becoming a global iconic technology brand and creating a new intelligent world for everyone through its powerful products and services. With an unwavering focus on R&D, it is committed to developing technology that empowers people around the globe to go beyond, giving them the freedom to achieve and do more. Offering a range of high-quality smartphones, tablets, laptops and wearables to suit every budget, HONOR’s portfolio of innovative, premium and reliable products enables people to become a better version of themselves.
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