Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2010

Posted By: The Ski Channel on October 8, 2009 3:36 pm

We love Red Bull, you love Red Bull, and Lindsey Vonn loves Red Bull.  With so much love, why not share some info about one of Red Bull’s coolest contests?

The success of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest of 2007 has brough the competition back!

In 2010, the best fifty images will be chosen by a panel of photo editors and experts, undoubtedly delivering a sensational compilation of action and adventure sports images.

The Scoop: Submit your spectacular image online between October 1, 2009 and January 31, 2010. The prizes are yet to be announced, but the winners will be chosen in May 2010.

Submission Categories:


Images that visually capture the creativity of the culture, music and lifestyle that surrounds action and freesports, or represents what happens before, between, and after the action.


Images that showcase the landscapes, locations, platforms, and environments in which athletes play.


Images that demonstrate the force that powers an action and show the energy, speed and strength required for an athlete to perform.


Images that portray the spirit or personality that athletic performances produce, as well as the pain, emotion and struggles that go along with trying to achieve ones goals, whether due to injury, failure or simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

close up

Images that show extreme detail of one or more aspects of an athletic feat: a tight shot of the action, the equipment, the body, the face, etc.


Images that capture the point in a performance in which the athlete jumps, catches air, free falls, soars.

SanDisk sequence

Images that tell the whole story in a single frame and capture the progression of an action at every stage.

new creativity

Images that reveal a unique angle, a visual idea, a different format, light and flash effects… something never seen before! It’s the purely creative image without digital alterations.


Images that have been enhanced digitally or in the darkroom through alterations made in the production or digital editing process.


Images that illuminate your artistic skill, your personal best, your unique style; this is an open category so anything goes – give us your best shot!

Check out the contest page for all details and rules for submissions.  Good luck to you all!