Red Bull Illume is a photography contest for sports photographers who want to capture every moment of action. Now on its fourth edition (2007, 2010 and 2013), Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2016 offers a new category Mobile for images captured using your mobile phone or tablet. The judging panel is composed of 50 photo editors who will select 11 category winners and one overall winner. The winners will be announced at the Red Bull Illume Winner Award Ceremony on September 28 at Chicago, USA. Please note that photos must have been taken after April 30th, 2013 to qualify. Deadline of submission of entries is midnight of March 31st CET.
The overall and category winners will receive prizes from photography brands. The overall winner will receive a Yodobashi voucher worth €40,000. Sony will be giving away photography gear worth over €60,000. For detailed information about the prizes, please visit their website.
CLOSE UP. Images that show extreme detail of one or more aspects of an athletic feat: a tight shot of the action, the equipment, the body, the face, etc.
ENERGY. Images that demonstrate the force that powers an action and show the energy, speed and strength required for an athlete to perform.
ENHANCE. Images that have been enhanced digitally or in the darkroom through alterations made in the production or digital editing process. This is an open category so anything goes!
LIFESTYLE. Images that visually capture the creativity of the lifestyle, music and culture that surrounds action and freesports, or represents what happens before, between, and after the action.
MASTERPIECE by Yodobashi. Images that illuminate your artistic skill, your personal best, your unique style – give us your best shot!
MOBILE. Images captured using a mobile phone or tablet. Show us the best snaps stored on your camera roll.
NEW CREATIVITY. Images that reveal a unique angle, a visual idea, a different format, light and flash effects… something never seen before! It’s the purely creative image without digital alterations.
PLAYGROUND. Images that showcase the landscapes, locations, platforms, and environments in which athletes play.
SEQUENCE by Sony. Images that tell the whole story in a single frame and capture the progression of an action at every stage.
SPIRIT. Images that portray the spirit or personality that athletic performances produce, as well as the pain, emotion and struggles that go along with trying to achieve one’s goals, whether due to injury, failure or simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
WINGS. Images that capture the point in a performance in which the athlete jumps, catches air, free falls, soars.
Infographic from Red Bull Illume
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