No. You are not able to use your previous login due to a system, rules and t&c change.
No. Every professional or amateur photographer can submit his or her images to Red Bull Illume Image Quest.
No. It does not have to be Red Bull branded. Any adventure and action sports image, as explained in the rules, can be submitted.
Images of a political nature, pornographic images, full frontal nudity and sexually explicit images of any kind.
Any portable computing device such as a smartphone or tablet computer. Action cameras are not considered as a mobile device in this competition.
At least 8 megapixels. To determine the megapixels of your image, simply multiply the vertical and horizontal number of pixels and divide by one million, e.g. 12.2 mega pixels (2848 pixels x 4288 pixels = 12,212,224). You can also check your megapixel file size in Photoshop by opening the image and pressing Apple+Alt+I (Apple) or Ctrl+Alt+I (PC).
The image size of a graphic file is given in pixels (see above example calculating megapixels). File size measures the weight of a computer file.
The file size can be reduced by compressing data using lossy compression encoding methods like JPG: For submitting your images, you need to save your image with a reduced file size (less than 10 Mega Bytes) without reducing your megapixel count. We ask you to submit your images in JPG compression, so you can reduce the file size to about a tenth of its original data volume and still retain good picture quality. (Please be aware that you must keep your original RAW file and Final processed image in TIFF or JPEG).
No. RAW files (and other formats) must be converted to JPG and meet all other submission criteria. All images must be available for re-submission in their original size. All semi-finalists will be required to re-submit the originals in RAW or tiff format at 300dpi. For mobile category the image will be requested in its original format with no adaptions.
You can convert your file by using you default camera software or similar RAW conversion software such as Adobe Photoshop. Take the following steps: Open your RAW file(s) and select:
No. All film prints and transparencies need to be drum scanned at high resolution and delivered digitally. Scan your images at 300dpi and check their actual megapixel sizes before uploading. Please note that your images must have more than 8 megapixels to be acceptable. No prints will be accepted.
No. Images with less than 8 megapixels will be disqualified. It is true that Photoshop allows you to add pixels to your images by using rendering intents. Unfortunately, this procedure does not raise image quality to the required level and is therefore unacceptable.
If you can't upload your images please check the format and file size of your image.
No. Once a photograph has been submitted, it is final and may not be replaced by another photograph or moved to a different category.
Basic image editing and color corrections are allowed, i.e. brightness, contrast, sharpening, mood and white balance. If any other alternations have been made, the image must be submitted to the 'Enhance' category.
If only basic image editing or color corrections have been made and the image is not manipulated, you can submit to the other categories too.
Only basic image editing or color corrections are allowed. The decision to accept your image will be at the discretion of Red Bull Illume judges. The Red Bull Illume judges' decision is final.
No. This is basic color correction. B&W images can be submitted to any category.
Submit the sequence image as you have composed it, but keep all the original files with the correct metadata. At some point we may request to see all original files and check the metadata.
No. It is against the rules and will lead to disqualification.
No. You may submit five images per category and these cannot be replaced after submission. Please choose your images carefully and consider rules and requirements for submission.
No. It is up to you to decide if an image meets the requirements of a category or not. Please consider that images that do not fit into a particular category might not be judged well.
The decision to accept and judge the images will be at the discretion of Red Bull Illume judges. The Red Bull Illume judges' decision is final.
Yes you can, as long as it meets the technical specifications of the contest, but you might want to submit a DSRL image to them to increase your chances to make it to the finals.
Yes you can, except to the MOBILE category.
Please always keep the requirements for submission in mind!
No. The submitted images can only be used in relation to the Red Bull Illume contest. In this context it might be used for public relations or event advertising without compensation, which is standard procedure for all other credible photo contests.
Yes. The copyrights of submitted images remain with you, however when you give away rights to third parties be sure not to collide with the rules you agree upon when entering the Red Bull Illume competition.
Generally all submitting photographers must own all rights to any photographs entered in this contest.
A model release is a short agreement with your model that proves that he/she grants you the permission to publish the photograph of him/her in one form or another. Upon request you must be able to prove that the images you have submitted meet all legal requirements for the participation in the Red Bull Illume Image Quest, which includes the proof that no rights of any third party are infringed. If you cannot provide such an agreement with your model, this may result in disqualification.
If the subject of the photograph is a minor (under the age of 18), the photographer must submit a written release form unrequested, signed by the parent or legal guardian of the minor.
A location release is a short agreement with the location that you have the permission to use the property for the purpose of photographing. Upon request you must be able to prove that the images you have submitted meet all legal requirements for participation in the Red Bull Illume Image Quest, which includes the proof that no rights of any third party are infringed. If you cannot provide such an agreement with the location, this may result in disqualification.
Yes you can, but make sure that you still have all rights for the image. Submitting photographers must own all rights to any photographs entered in this contest.
Please note that all images must have been taken after 30.04.2013.
In order to maintain impartiality all images will be made anonymous before the judges receive them.
In this case the Red Bull Illume judges will cast a determining vote.
If there is a tie in round two, the previous results will be considered and the image with the most votes in round one will advance.
No. The number of votes will not be made public.
All 275 semi-finalists will be informed about their progress into the next round. The 55 finalists will be announced in public and invited to the unveiling event where the eleven category winners and the overall winner will be honored.
As soon as the 55 finalists are announced, members of the general public will have the opportunity to vote for his or her favorite image on the Red Bull Illume website. The image with the most votes will win the Peoples’ Choice Award in July 2018.