Red Bull Illume awards ceremony announced, preview top 250 semi-finalist photos

Posted By: The Ski Channel on August 5, 2010 9:29 am




After receiving nearly 23,000 action and adventure sports images during the Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2010, the top 50 images will be displayed in Dublin, Ireland at a stunning unveiling exhibition beginning August 31st.

The 50 winning images will illuminate the court of Trinity College during a ten day photo exhibition. This is arguably the world’s greatest collection of action and adventure sports photography and it is fully open to the public.

Fifty-three judges from around the world are voting to find the photos that stand out most for their composition, creativity and artistic flair. The judges will also vote for ten category winners and one overall winner – the results of which will be kept under close guard and will be announced at the Unveiling Ceremony.

“These are truly incredible images, I was floored,” said Judge Nick Hamilton Director of Photography at Transworld Snowboarding. “It will be amazing to see them as a collection.”

“‘Staggered’ is the word that comes to mind when considering the quality of images in this year’s Red Bull Illume,” says Steve Dickinson of Adventure Magazine. “As a judge I was staggered by the quality, staggered at the variety and staggered by the creativity. I spend my professional life immersed in action based images and this year’s entries to Red Bull Illume are without doubt the very cream of the world’s best action images.”

Among the submissions are several ski and snowboard images:

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