Red Bull Illume 2013

Red Bull Illume, the world’s premier international photography competition dedicated to action and adventure sports!

It was created to showcase the most exciting and creative sports photography on the planet and the good news is that submissions are still open! You have until April 30th to enter, so around 6 weeks left.

How rad would it be if there was a South African in the Top 50, maybe even the Top 10? We have some pretty amazing action & adventure sports in South Africa with some of the most beautiful backdrops in the world. RIGHT now – the Absa Cape Epic is underway, i’m sure there are loads of great photo opportunities there!

The Image Quest 2013 will be the 3rd edition of the competition after 2007 and 2010. From tens of thousands of entries, 50 images in ten categories are selected by international judges and photo editors from renowned publications.

© Chris Burkard. Overall Winner, Red Bull Illume 2010

The top 50 Red Bull Illume finalists will be invited to attend a grand ceremony in the city of Hong Kong where the winners will be unveiled. Once the winners have been announced these 50 finalist images then travel around the world as a unique and stand-alone photo exhibition. To showcase the illumination, the exhibitions always open at night-time only.

The overall winner of the 2010 Image Quest was Chris Burkard (USA). His image (above) of surfer Peter Mendia riding the waves off Chile’s West Coast won universal praise from the judges.

Keen to enter? Check it: Red Bull Illume 2013

Here are some of the finalists from 2010, across a few of the categories:

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