Beijing, China – WEBWIRE – Friday, July 28, 2023
Xiaomi, one of the worlds leading consumer electronics and smart manufacturing companies, officially started its 2023 Xiaomi International Theme Competition on Friday.
This is the second time that Xiaomis International Internet Business Department (IIB) has held the annual event. With the slogan Global Expressions, Local Inspirations, the competition aims to attract more designers from the markets where Xiaomi operates and generate more themes incorporating local designs and motifs for Xiaomi users worldwide.
Localization has always been one of our core principles throughout our global expansion. At IIB, we believe that the best approach to providing top-quality internet services to our users is to get close to them, understand them, and truly connect with them. The International Theme Competition is a key branding campaign for Xiaomis international internet business, which conveys our commitment to building a customized, enjoyable MIUI for everyone. said Chan Liu, General Manager, International Internet Business Dept., Xiaomi.
We see designers as the most valuable partners regarding theme content creation. It is their contribution that makes our Themes app one of the most popular MIUI apps for millions of users. We encourage more designers and Xiaomi Fans to participate in this competition. The team has made the design process easier than ever before by introducing new and easy-to-use design tools. No matter where you come from, what language you speak, what job you do, or if you have professional design experience, with passion and creativity, you have a chance to be a star in theme design. said Charlie Cheng, Head of Core Applications, International Internet Business Dept., Xiaomi.
Along with the announcement of the competition, Xiaomis IIB also released a series of videos to highlight the talents of the designers behind its popular Themes feature. These videos are stories about the collaborative spirit that is central to the Xiaomi Community.
Each of the four short videos tells the story of a Xiaomi Themes designer. Manolo, from Italy, is a freelancer who created a single black-and-white theme that was downloaded more than 20 million times. Matiba, a Colombian artist, embraced her traditional culture by painting colorful smartphone wallpapers for Barranquillas Carnival in collaboration with Xiaomi. Piyush started off as a regular Xiaomi Fan making amazing themes in his free time and has now turned his passion into a career in Xiaomis India office. Lu Zhiru, from one of Xiaomis corporate partners, shared her experience of working with the Xiaomi Themes team over the past decade.
Xiaomi is well known for both its outstanding smartphones and its ability to empower users to customize their devices. Here, MIUI Theme plays a central role thousands of new themes are designed and uploaded daily by both professional creatives and passionate Xiaomi Fans. With a single tap, MIUI users can express themselves and personalize their Xiaomi smartphones with beautiful wallpapers, Lock screen images, customized icons, and more.
From July 28th to November 1st, anyone who is interested in participating in the 2023 International Theme Competition can submit their work here: https://zhuti.designer.intl.xiaomi.com/theme-competition-2023-outer/home Expert review and votes will start from November 1st to December 28th, then winning designs will be announced and prizes will be given out. All the themes of the competition can be downloaded by users. The first prize winner of the competition will be awarded a prize of USD 13,000. For more information, please visit Xiaomi Community https://c.mi.com/global/
Watch the designer videos here:
Manolos story: https://youtu.be/8zYIuQQDwac
Matibas story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh7C5peHVKk&t=3s
Piyushs story: https://youtu.be/AHSg6RqMSpQ
Lu Zhirus story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLaR5IYYNQ8
About Xiaomi Corporation
Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810. HK). Xiaomi is a consumer electronics and smart manufacturing company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core.
Embracing our vision of Make friends with users and be the coolest company in the users hearts, Xiaomi continuously pursues innovations, high-quality user experience, and operational efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology.
Xiaomi is one of the worlds leading smartphone companies. According to Canalys, the companys market share in terms of smartphone shipments ranked No. 3 globally in the first quarter of 2023. In March 2023, the MAU of MIUI reached approximately 595 million globally. The company has also established the worlds leading consumer AIoT (AI+IoT) platform, with 618 million smart devices connected to its platform as of March 31, 2023, excluding smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Xiaomi products are present in more than 100 countries and regions around the world. In August 2022, the company made the Fortune Global 500 list for the fourth time, ranking #266, up 72 places compared to 2021.
Xiaomi is a constituent of the Hang Seng Index, Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, Hang Seng TECH Index and Hang Seng China 50 Index.
For more information about Xiaomi as a company, please visit https://www.mi.com/global/discover/newsroom
Scientology Network’s Documentary Showcase, the weekly series providing a platform for Independent filmmakers to air films on important social, cultural and environmental issues, presents the documentary Chocolate Road.
Documentary Showcase airs Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Scientology Network.
Chocolate Road follows three chocolate artisans in pursuit of the highest quality cacao beans for the burgeoning craft chocolate market. Their quest takes them to the hot and humid cacao growing regions of the world, where their cooperation with cacao farmers has a transformative and empowering effect on the communities.
Directed by Tanya Chuturkova, the feature-length documentary shifts locales seamlessly between high-street chocolate shops run by esteemed, award-winning chocolatiers to the cacao plantations of South and Central America run by generations of anonymous farmers and producers. The growing demand for craft chocolate creates a symbiotic relationship between the chocolate artisans hoping to create next-level chocolate experiences and cacao producers hoping to make inroads to earning livable wages from their labors and expertise.
About Tanya Chuturkova
Originally from Sofia, Bulgaria, and now based in New York, Tanya Chuturkova is a director and creative producer with many film and television credits. She wrote, produced and directed six short films before embarking on Chocolate Road, her debut feature documentary. Additionally, her television work as an editor garnered her numerous awards, including four Telly Awards.
In an interview with Scientology Network for Documentary Showcase, Tanya conveyed the impact of her filmmaking journey:
“We live in a very consumer society and we’re used to just getting everything fast. Everything—food, fashion—that goes for chocolate as well. We just grab something. We don’t think where it comes from. But throughout the process of making the movie, it has changed my whole perspective.”
About Documentary Showcase
Fundamental to Scientology is a humanitarian mission that extends to some 200 nations with programs for human rights, human decency, literacy, morality, drug prevention and disaster relief. For this reason, the Scientology Network provides a platform for Independent filmmakers who embrace a vision of building a better world.
Documentary Showcase debuts films weekly from award-winning Independent filmmakers whose goal is to improve society by raising awareness of social, cultural and environmental issues.
For more information, visit scientology.tv/docs.
The Scientology Network debuted on March 12, 2018. Since launching, the Scientology Network has been viewed in over 240 countries and territories worldwide in 17 languages. Satisfying the curiosity of people about Scientology, the network takes viewers across six continents, spotlighting the everyday lives of Scientologists; showing the Church as a global organization; and presenting its social betterment programs that have touched the lives of millions worldwide. The network also showcases documentaries by Independent filmmakers who represent a cross section of cultures and faiths, but share a common purpose of uplifting communities. Scientology Network’s innovative content has been recognized with more than 125 industry awards, including Tellys, Communitas and Hermes Creative Awards.
Broadcast from Scientology Media Productions, the Church’s global media center in Los Angeles, the Scientology Network is available on DIRECTV Channel 320, DIRECTV STREAM, AT&T U-verse and can be streamed at scientology.tv, on mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms.