Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2013

Red Bull Illume is the world’s premier international photography competition dedicated to the world of action and adventure sports.
Its purpose is to showcase the most exciting and creative action sports photography on the planet as art and bring the public into the world of action sports.

The entries feature not only dramatic images, such as kayakers plunging off waterfalls or climbers scaling impossible cliffs, but behind-the-scenes images of the lifestyle around surf, skate and other action and adventure sports.

The Image Quest 2013 will be the third edition of the competition after 2007 and 2010. Last edition a total of 22,764 images were submitted by 4,773 photographers from 112 countries. Eric Berger‘s shot of skier Dan Treadway in British Columbia, Canada, (pictured left) won the New Creativity category in 2010.

Submissions for the 2013 Red Bull Illume Image Quest open from December 1st, 2012 to April 30th, 2013. Photographers can submit images to 10 categories: lifestyle, playground, energy, spirit, close-up, wings, sequence, new creativity, experimental and illumination.
From thousands of entries, 250 images are selected for judging by a team of photo editors from prominent international publications. They then select the five best images from each category
and one overall winner. The 50 finalist images then travel around the world as a unique and stand- alone night-time exhibition where the images are illuminated in large back-lit displays.