Image enthusiasts have the opportunity of a lifetime to share their perspective of the world through the lens of action sports and adventure in the 2013 Red Bull Illume Image Quest. As the world’s largest action sport and adventure photography contest, Red Bull Illume will come to a close on April 30 as photographers submit their finest work for the ultimate prize of traveling opportunities, top-of-the-line photo technologies, and recognition across the globe.
The vision of a snowboarder | Photo: MirjaGeh.com/Red Bull Content Pool
Being the third Red Bull Illume event since 2007, thousands of photographers have eagerly entered in the international photo contest. With the unlimited possibilities of creativity, photography entrants can choose their portrayal of their picture in ten categories including lifestyle, playground, energy, spirit, close up, wings, sequence, new creativity, experimental and illumination.
Daniel Schiess playing in the snow in Hintertux, Austrial | Photo: Christoph Schoch
By the end of April 2013, the judging panel consisting of the elite editors of photography, will select the top 50 finalists of the contest who will then travel around the world’s capitals to share their work in a night-time photo exhibition. After judges narrow the top 5 images in each of the 10 categories, the 10 category winners and the overall winner will be unveiled in a grand ceremony in the city of Hong Kong. Such an iconic city deems the perfect place to present winning images as photographers will be in the epicenter of opportunities to launch or progress their photography career.
Henrik Harlaut hucking in Are, Sweden | Photo: Mattias Fredriksson
Not to mention, the overall winner wins the grand prize of the new of event sponsor Leica S camera while category winners receive a Leica X2 amongst other photo-savvy prizes such as broncolor’s new Move, their portable flash, and the latest strap system by Sun-Sniper.
Gian Simmen dominating Goliath in Davos, Switzerland | Photo: Gian Paul Lozza
Art director at Menzo magazine and Red Bull Illume judge Angélique De Weerd says, “Red Bull Illume is a fantastic project and gives photographers the chance to show their talent to the entire world!”
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