After 28,257 images submitted from 6,417 photographers in 124 countries, the largest action sports and adventure photography contest Red Bull Illume, will soon announce the winners of 2013 in less than a week.
Red Bull Illume is surrounded by the city lights and artistic culture of Hong Kong| Photo: Red Bull Illume
Surrounded by beautiful architecture in the city of Hong Kong along the Avenue of Stars promenade, the Red Bull Illume awards ceremony will take place on August 29, with the top 50 images and the photographic artists who captured those moments.
The Red Bull Illume photos brilliantly stand out in the night of the city | Photo: Red Bull Illume
The overall winner will receive the new Leica S camera and a broncolor Move Outdoor kit as well as Sun-Sniper gear worth over $2,500. The 10 category winners will each receive a Leica X2, a broncolor Para 88 P Kit and an assortment of Sun-Sniper gear.
A glimpse of the Red Bull Illume Exhibit at The Denver Performing Arts Complex |Photo: Red Bull Illume
Hosted by celebrity duo Alyson Hau and Cyrus Chow, attending guests, contestants and local dignitaries of the photography world will finally discover the winners after the long wait since the contest entry of April 30th. Special VIP guests include representatives of Leica, broncolor and Sun-Sniper including Red Bull Illume judges Naima Elisa Mancini from La Gazetta della Sport, Italy, Jym Wilson from USA TODAY, Daisuke Nogami from TransWorld SNOWboarding Japan and K. Madhavan Pillai from Better Photography, India.
The interest of action sport art transcends through all ages | Photo: Red Bull Illume
The 3-week exhibition will capture the audiences attention, not only through the photographic masterpieces, but also through various art workshops, activities and action sport demos including a BMX display by international athletes Viki Gomez and Matthias Dandois alongside a traditional dragon dance. This culturally and creatively stimulating surrounding will be open from 8-11PM every night from August 30-September 15 as a unique night-time exhibition revealing the glittering city lights and all aspects of art.
Attendants encounter Red Bull through all of their senses whether in a can or on a canvas | Photo: Red Bull Illume
The exhibition will continue across the globe to the essential capital cities and hubs for the next two years. Keep your eyes open for Red Bull Illume to reach the United States next.