With a prize fund of over €10,000, the Huawei Snapys received over 40,000 entries in 20 different categories since its launch in October. Tonight MC Deirdre O’Kane will be awarding the Irish public for their everyday photography skills with winners from each category taking away a bespoke prize for each category tonight in The Round Room at the Mansion House, Dublin. As chosen by the judges, one overall winner will be joining a group of 10 winners from other European countries to fly to Shenzhen, China for one week. Winners will spend the evening enjoying a performance from Springbreak and a DJ set from Vogue Williams.
Drum roll please – the winners are…
Huawei Grand Prize Winner of a trip to China – Liz Stowe @eliza_dolally for her entry ‘Love is …’ (from the People category)
Beauty Winner – Owen O’Connor @owenoconnor for his entry ‘Bronagh’
Best Community – Liz Stowe @eliza_dolally for her entry ‘You’re Only Massive’
Dublin – Rachel Howe @rachelhowephotography for her entry ‘Hawk Cliff, Killiney’
Family – Charlotte Hancock @charlotteh_90 for her entry ‘Family Love’
Fashion – David Gannon @davidgannonphotography for his entry
Food – Frances Walsh @thehonestproject for her entry
GAA – Paul Doyle @pdpdoyle for his entry ‘New Flood lights at Netwatch Cullen Park’
Health & Fitness – Sinead Dunne @moonsyoga for her entry ‘Last Weekend in the Kingdom!!!’
Huawei P9 – Sean Og @seanogd for his entry ‘A Wicklow Gap’
Ireland – Ina O’ Murchu @iomurchu for his entry ‘Irish Central’
Music – Emily O’Neill @throughemseyes00 for her entry ‘@bradleywillsimpson’
No Filter – Cormac McMullen @cormacmcmullen for his entry ‘No Filter. Turning White Rock Blue’
Pets – Andrew Sykes @meandmygsd for his entry ‘Throw back Thursday’
Selfie – Fergal O’Keeffe @fergalokeeffe for his entry
Travel – Cormac Campbell @cormac.campell for his entry ‘Lunch Time’
Weather – Janet @jannythepanny for her entry ‘Unseasonably warm weather tonight’
Wild Atlantic Way – Paul Gallagher @polg33 for his entry ‘Waves dissipating on to rocks, west of Belmullet’
Wildcard – Avril @avrilsinstaphotos for her entry.
Liz Stowe, the overall winner will go on an exclusive trip to Huawei HQ in Shenzen, to produce 9 iconic images which will be shared across the world. Liz will also receive professional mentorship from Huawei sanctioned experts.
Commenting on the awards, #HuaweiSnapys founder Conor Lynch of Connector.ie said ‘The idea for The Snapys came from my love for sharing mobile photos on Instagram and my work with SocialMedia.ie We were delighted that with Huawei on board last year when the Huawei Snapys were born and has grown to be so big so fast! Connector is all about connecting people online and offline so the success of the Huawei Snapys is beyond our wildest dreams. At the awards we are also making dreams come true for many of our winners who will hopefully go on and conquer the world with their photographic talent .’
Justin Costello from Huawei Ireland added Justin Costello from Huawei Ireland added ‘For Huawei, collaborating with The Snapys has undoubtedly heralded the arrival of Huawei in the Irish market in the past year. After recently launching the Huawei P9, we couldn’t think of a better fit that combines our mission to deliver on advanced technology such as the Leica dual lens camera and inspire people to ignite their creativity and share.’