Red Bull Illume Photo Contest is the world’s greatest adventure and action sports imagery contest. It showcases the most creative and captivating images on the planet, while illuminating the passion, lifestyle and culture behind the photographers that shoot them.
The Image Quest 2019 is the fifth edition and evolves with two exciting new categories; Best of Instagram by SanDisk and the Moving Image category. Submissions for Best of Instagram by SanDisk are open from 1 – 14 every month from February to June, 2019 with five monthly winners selected by a community vote, while entries for the main contest are open from May 1 to July 31, 2019.
A judging panel of 50 photo editors and digital experts will select 55 Finalists, 11 Category Winners and 1 Overall Winner, to be unveiled at the Winner Award Ceremony in November 2019.
In 2020, all finalist images will travel to capitals and cultural hubs on three continents in parallel as part of the Red Bull Illume Exhibit Tour, providing an unprecedented level of exposure.
Official partners for the 2019 Image Quest include Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony, storage specialists SanDisk, software developer Skylum, makers of the artificial-intelligence powered Luminar 3 photo editing suite and COOPH, photography apparel and accessories.
In 2016, a record-breaking 34,624 images were submitted by 5,646 photographers from 120 countries, with Lorenz Holder crowned for the second consecutive time as the overall winner.
Who may enter
The competition is open to anyone.
There are 11 categories:
BEST OF INSTAGRAM by SanDisk
CREATIVE by Skylum
INNOVATION by Sony
Photographers may submit images to every category. Images must have been taken after March 31, 2016.
Entry is free.
Overall and category winners will receive a selection of outstanding prizes from reputable photography brands.