Not shy from empowering the creatives of the world with some of the smartest, high-level tech to be ever be put into a phone, HUAWEI is back with another competition to discover unearthed artistic talents and this time they are upping the stakes with a prize pool totalling $300,000. What’s more, is that it’s open to anyone. Sparked your interest? Thought so.

In now its second year The HUAWEI Global Theme Design Competition calls upon the world’s designers to innovate and explore the boundaries of their creativity within four categories: Themes, Wallpapers, Watch Faces and Cities. The winners will be judged by some of the heaviest hitters from the design world including the influential New York based designer David Carson, 2008 Beijing Olympics designer Wang Ziyuan, graphic design award winner Norito Shinmura, Chief UX Design Director at HUAWEI, Liang Jun, President of the Shenzhen Illustration Association Zhang Zhongyang and Director at Studio Dumbar Liza Enebeis.

Apart from receiving a grand prize of $20,000 the winning design will have the chance to officially feature on a number of HUAWEI products including phone wallpapers, phone cases and watch faces. Competition winners will also have the opportunity to become official theme designers for HUAWEI and collaborate with the company to continue to provide their global mobile users with new innovative experiences. Below are just a few of the first stunning examples submitted to the competition by this year’s guest designers, featuring works from Zhang Wangzhe, Tang Yi, and Annu Kilpeläinen.

HUAWEI has a rich history of discovering and nurturing creative talent and by opening up the design of their key areas of artistic expression to the global community the company hopes to be able to further the user experience and enjoyment of their product beyond the realms of their already renowned technology.

So flex your creative chops and enter The HUAWEI Global Theme Design Competition to submit your designs. The deadline for submissions is July 1 and winners will be announced July 22nd.

Words by Kevin Soar