Picture this: The overall winner will have their image displayed at all Red Bull Illume U.S. exhibit tour stops and receive a trip to Chicago for the Winner Awards Ceremony.
We are looking for your best action and adventure shots. The submission phase is open until August 14, 2016 and you can upload up to 5 of your best mobile pics for a chance to win. Open to US residents of 18 years of age or older.
Mobile shots capturing the action and adventure sport culture and lifestyle
Any US mobile phone user who is at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of the United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Red Bull may use your submitted images for editorial or promotional purposes in conjunction with Red Bull Illume.
The images do not have to be Red Bull branded. Any unbranded or Red Bull branded action and adventure shot can be submitted as long as trademarks, logos, etc. from 3rd parties are not shown. Please refer to the Official Rules below for details.
Any portable computing device such as a smartphone or tablet computer. Action cameras are not considered as a mobile device in this competition.
A panel of esteemed judges will select the top photo based on the technical superiority, composition, creativity, impact, artistic flair and overall qualities of photographic excellence.
The overall winner will have their image displayed at all Red Bull Illume U.S. exhibit tour stops and receive an all-expenses paid trip to Chicago for the Red Bull Illume Winner Awards Ceremony on September 28th at the Art Institute of Chicago/Millennium Park. In addition, the winner will receive a G-Tech USB3 Hard drive with 1 TB storage.
Images of a political nature, pornographic images, full frontal nudity and sexually explicit images of any kind are not permitted. For details, please refer to the Official Rules below.
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.
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.
Once a photograph has been submitted, it is final and may not be replaced by another photograph.
Please note that is against the rules to submit images under more than one account 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.
Alan Davis has been a professional photographer for over 13 years. Based out of Los Angeles, he is largely focused on the mountain biking scene in the Southwestern US and is on the editorial staff for Decline magazine. He enjoys traveling to bike events, Jeeping around the desert and exploring different creative corners of the world.
Chris Burkard is an accomplished explorer, photographer, creative director, speaker, and author. Traveling throughout the year to pursue the farthest expanses of Earth, Burkard works to capture stories that inspire humans to consider their relationship with nature, while promoting the preservation of wild places everywhere. Layered by outdoor, travel, adventure, surf, and lifestyle subjects, Burkard is known for images that are punctuated by untamed, energized landscapes and peak moments of adventure. He has accumulated an audience of over one million followers to become a globally recognized social influencer. His holistic and visionary perspective has earned him opportunities to work on global, prominent campaigns with Fortune 500 clients, appear as a TED speaker, develop specialty product lines, teach national and international photography workshops and publish a collection of books, including a children’s book. Along with his team, Burkard is based out of his full-scale production studio and art gallery near his hometown in Central Coast California.
Chris Davenport is a Professional Big Mountain Skier and Mountaineer. From the tops of mountains to the cliffs of Glaciers, Dav is always capturing images of his perspective of the world. In his spare time, he’s also a two-time World Extreme Skiing Champion.
Christian Pondella is an adventure sports photographer based in Mammoth Lakes, CA. He enjoys traveling throughout the world experiencing different cultures and photographing in remote mountain ranges. As a participant in a lot of the sports he photographs, his goal is to capture the viewer’s emotions and make them feel like they are part of the action. Christian’s images have appeared in advertising and promotional campaigns for Red Bull, San Disk, Patagonia, ESPN, Atomic, FSTOP Gear, Eddie Bauer, Oakley, Kastle Skis, Scarpa, and many other outdoor brands. He is a Senior Photographer for Powder Magazine, a San Disk Extreme Team member, Fstop Global Pro, and Lululemon elite Ambassador. Christian has also been published in Sports Illustrated, ESPN Magazine, Outside, Men’s Journal, Maxim, FHM, GQ, Climbing, Outdoor Photographer, Shutterbug, Rock and Ice and a variety of other publications and newspapers throughout the world.
Clark Fyans is an Action Sports Producer, Helicopter Ski Guide, as well as a Professional Photographer. Clark got his first taste of the mountains in pre-school where he was ripping around the Wasatch on sticks the size of shinbones. In 2001, Clark relocated to Alaska to pursue a career in the mountains where he worked on the Alyeska Snow Safety Team and also started guiding guests to the Seven Summits Circuit. Clark eventually landed a spot as the lead guide and helicopter operations manager where he continued to guide heli-skiing in Chile as well as the Canadian Rockies. By working with professional skiers, snowboarders and iconic companies, this eventually led to him signing on as the Lead Guide / Field Producer for Brainfarm Cinema’s / Red Bull Media House “The Art of Flight”. Clark is currently located in Marina Del Rey, CA, working as a Supervising Producer for Red Bull Media House Feature Films.
Hawaiian native Justin Burbage travels around the world armed with a skateboard and an iPhone as his camera capturing and skating all it has to offer. Make sure to check out his Instagram: @justinkalaniburbage
Morgan Maassen is a photographer from Santa Barbara, California and was born in 1990. His interest in photography started in his teens after experimenting with his family's home video camera at the beach, goofing off with friends and exploring the central coast. Maassen graduated high school early at the age of sixteen to concentrate and explore visual media freely and intensely via many different mediums. After working in the graphic design industry, he then decided to pursue filmmaking and photography as both a creative outlet and occupation. Growing up in and around the ocean has provided Maassen with his favorite subject to photograph. He's also frequently incorporated his passions of traveling, nature, architecture and fashion into his work. While he strives to capture what he sees as beautiful, this is often not the perfect moment. Instead, light, textures, and the abstract nature of the earth are what truly fascinate Maassen. Maassen considers himself an active participant in the digital age and enjoys working with both film and digital mediums, and motion pictures are the apple of his eye. He dreams of nothing more than visiting the next new country, capturing whatever beauty it may hold.
Ryan Huggy Hughes is originally from the backwoods of Grass Valley, California. He grew up snowboarding in Lake Tahoe, CA documenting his friends hucking with any kind of camera he could find. Now he is the Photo editor of Snowboarder Magazine. When he is not on hill shooting or in the office making magazines, he is a foosball enthusiast, karaoke addict, and animated gif maker as you can see on his Instagram @hugruber.
Zak Noyle is a world-renowned fine art photographer with a unique perspective on surf, sea and landscape. Born and raised on the Hawaiian Island of O’ahu, Zak spends countless hours in the water, creating dramatic imagery and artful interpretations of the world’s most magnificent ocean environment. Zak has been a senior staff photographer at Surfer Magazine since 2010 and has been published in countless international surf magazines. His images also regularly appear in Sports Illustrated, National Geographic, ESPN and in advertisements for major brands such as RVCA, Red Bull, Chanel and Lululemon. Zak Noyle travels around the world chasing swells and capturing the beauty of a watery world seldom seen by others.
THIS PROMOTION IS DESIGNED AS A SKILL CONTEST. THERE IS NO FEE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS CONTEST. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. USE CAUTION AND COMMON SENSE WHEN PARTICIPATING IN THIS CONTEST. RESPECT AND ENSURE THE SAFETY OF YOURSELF AND OTHERS. EXCEPT FOR THE MARKS OF THE SPONSOR (ADDRESSED BELOW), ENTRY MUST NOT FEATURE ANY THIRD-PARTY TRADEMARKS, LOGOS, TRADE DRESS, OR PROMOTION OF ANY BRAND, PRODUCT, OR SERVICE.
ELIGIBILITY: The Red Bull Illume US Mobile Contest (“Contest”) begins on July 13, 2016 at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Coast Time (“PT”) and ends on August 14, 2016 at 11:59 p.m. PT (“Promotion Period”). The time shall be determined by Sponsor’s timekeeping systems, and Sponsor may also rely on the time processing functions of third party applications. Sponsor shall have the sole discretion in determining the timeliness of any action or inaction related to this Contest. All times mentioned in these Official Rules shall be Central Time unless expressly noted otherwise. The Contest is open to legal residents of the United States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, who are at least 18 years old and the age of majority in their jurisdictions of residence at the time of entry. Void where prohibited. Employees of Red Bull North America (“Sponsor”) and its parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising agencies, public relations agencies, prize suppliers, including any vendors providing services in connection with this Contest (collectively, the “Sponsor Affiliates”), and employees, agents, directors, officers (including members of their immediate family – i.e., spouse, mother, father, in-laws, grandmother, grandfather, brother, sister, children and grandchildren – or those living in the same household) of Sponsor or any Sponsor Affiliates are not eligible to participate in the Contest. Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws.
TO ENTER: To enter this Contest, complete the following steps during the Promotion Period:1. Visit www.redbullillume.com/contest/national-contests/usa.html and register for the contest by filling out the registration form, setting up a login & user password for your submission page and accepting the Official Rules;
2. You will receive an email with an activation link. Click on the link to activate your account and log onto your submission page;
3. Upload your own image which adheres to the below requirements, on the submission page to enter the contest;
i. Image Requirements
a) Action and adventure images shot with a mobile device: Any portable computing device such as a smartphone or tablet computer. Action cameras are not considered as a mobile device in this competition.
b) Required image format: JPG.
c) Minimum picture size: 8 mega pixels
d) Maximum file size: 10 mega byte
e) All images submitted must have been taken after April 30, 2013.
Each Entry must meet all of the Required Representations and Warranties set forth below to the fullest extent applicable for that Entry. Failure to complete any step outlined in, or to follow any of, the Official Rules may result in your disqualification. REQUIRED REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES: By participating in this Contest, you represent and warrant that all of your entries (including, without limitation, the Photo/Video(s)) comply with the following criteria as applicable (collectively, the “Required Representations and Warranties”):
(i) Your entry or entries must be your own original work or you must have all the rights necessary to post or re-post the content. Each entry must not contain any material that would violate or infringe upon the rights of any person or entity, including without limitation copyrights, trademarks or rights of privacy or publicity, or that is defamatory, threatening, indecent, obscene or offensive, or that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to any applicable laws or regulations, or which requires a license from any third party.
(ii) You must have the express written consent of any identifiable persons appearing or referenced in your entry or entries to their Persona (as defined below) being used in the ways set out in these Official Rules, including Sponsor’s right to use your entry or entries for any future commercial purpose without restrictions. Upon request, you will obtain written consent of any such persons for Sponsor in the form identified by Sponsor. If any person appearing in any entry is under the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence, the written consent and signature of a parent or legal guardian is required.
(iii) Except for the marks of the Sponsor (addressed below), the entry and image must not feature any names, products or services of any company or entity or any third party trademarks, logos, trade dress or promotion of any brand, product, or service. Sponsor grants you the limited permission to display their marks and products in your entry and image solely for purposes of entering this Contest and subject to these Official Rules.
(iv) Each entry must be appropriate for public viewing. Without limiting the foregoing, each entry must not be lewd, obscene, sexually explicit, pornographic, disparaging, defamatory, libelous, violate any laws or otherwise contain content which Sponsor in their sole discretion decides is inappropriate or objectionable. Your entry or entries must also not disparage or cast a negative light on any person, entity, or brand, product, or service.
(v) Each entry must comply with all as applicable, requirements and terms regarding the use of the entry website’s services.
Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to not consider any entry for the Contest if it believes the entry violates or potentially violates any of the foregoing requirements or otherwise fails to comply with any provision of these Official Rules. You agree to reimburse Sponsor, and Sponsor Affiliates in full in respect of any losses, damages, and expenses, including reasonable attorney fees that they may sustain from the breach of a representation or warranty made by you or the use of any rights granted by you to Sponsor hereunder. By entering, you warrant that your entry or entries comply with the requirements set out above including those at (i)–(v) above. By entering, you grant to Sponsor in the context of Red Bull Illume, the Red Bull Illume contests, the Red Bull Illume Tours or for Red Bull Illume promotions, marketing, advertising, events and exhibitions, a perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sub-licensable, freely assignable license to reproduce your entry and any Photo/Video(s) and to otherwise use, exploit, copy, modify, adapt, edit, publish and display the entry and/or Photo/Video(s) in any form, manner, venue, media or technology now known or later developed for any and all purposes, including, without limitation, for purposes of trade, advertising, and promotion as Sponsor and its licensees or assignees determine, without further compensation, notification, or permission. Further, by entering, you hereby waive any moral rights you may have in any entry or entries in favor of the Sponsor.
By submitting any entry or entries, you also grant to Sponsor the worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully sub-licensable, and freely transferable right, but not the obligation, to use any and all names, identities, titles, likenesses, distinctive appearances, physical likenesses, images, portraits, pictures, photographs (whether still or moving), screen personas, voices, vocal styles, statements, gestures, mannerisms, personalities, performance characteristics, biographical data, signatures, and any other indicia or imitations of identity or likeness listed, provided, referenced, or otherwise contained in the entry and/or image (all attributes, collectively, per person, a “Persona”) for purposes of advertising and trade, in any format, medium, or technology now known or later developed without further notice, approval, or compensation, unless prohibited by law.WINNER SELECTION: After the close of the Period, a judging panel consisting of qualified individuals selected by Sponsor (the “Judging Panel”) will review the eligible entries. The Judging Panel will judge the entries based on the following criteria, each as weighted by the Judging Panel in its sole discretion: (a) quality (b) creativity/originality, (c) artistic flair and (e) overall composition (“Judging Criteria”)
The Judging Panel will select one (1) potential Grand Prize winner displayed at a unique nighttime photo exhibition touring the US, based on the above Judging Criteria. To be clear, the Judging Panel may judge multiple entries that submit similar entries; in such a case, the Judging Panel may consider the timing of such entries in making its decision but will not be bound to designate as a potential winner the first submission of such similar entries. The selected winners are subject to verification of eligibility and compliance with these official rules.
GRAND PRIZE: The one (1) Grand Prize winner will, upon verification of eligibility and compliance with these official rules receive:
- Round trip airfare for Grand Prize winner and winner’s guest for two (2) nights and lodging to Chicago;- Admission to Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2016; - Invitation to the Red Bull Illume Awards Ceremony including food, beverage, and entertainment.- A G-Tech USB3 Hard drive with 500 GB storage
The approximate retail value of the Grand Prize is $2,000.