First judges announced! The first group of top names have officially joined the Red Bull Illume judging panel. Among our list of 6 new judges are Rudolf Stáhlich of FotoVideo (Czech Republic), Rudi Übelhör of the Red Bulletin (Austria) and Charles Brewer of MSN International. 12/17/2015 The skilful panel of photo editors are cleaning their magnifying glasses and getting ready to sort through thousands of photographs in search to find the world’s greatest action and adventure sports images.The panel of 55 judges have the unenviable task of selecting all finalists, category finalists as well as the winners. Photographers will need to make a strong impression, as Judge Eva María Tomé puts it, “I prefer pictures with saturated colors and the sports shots. I am sure that a lot of pictures from Red Bull Illume will leave me impressed.”Other judges like Evgeny Tchebotarev of 500px says he looks for more than just striking technical and visual elements in a photograph, “I think the most important thing about the photo is how it makes you feel. If you have a strong emotion due to the image, it’s great — it captures and conveys the message well.The judges will base their decisions on a mix of technical superiority, composition, creativity, impact, artistic flair and overall qualities of photographic excellence. Be sure to visit the full list of judges here and browse through their profiles to pick up some invaluable tips.The full list of judges confirmed so far:Rudolf Stáhlich - FotoVideoRudi Übelhör - The Red BulletinEvgeny Tchebotarev - 500pxLeon Arhire - Foto MagazinEva María Tomé - El Pais / El ViajeroChristian Nerdrum - FryFlytSubmissions for Red Bull Illume are currently open, so get those images in! Head to the handy FAQs page if you have any questions or download the Ultimate Guide to Red Bull Illume here.Visit the Red Bull Illume Facebook page for regular updates and check out Instagram for more visual action.