How 5 stats can help you win Red Bull IllumeWant to make sure your photos get the attention they deserve? We’ve compiled 5 stats that stood out in previous editions to give you that extra edge. 03/03/2016 © Josh Letchworth / Red Bull lllume History has always been a solid indicator of what the future might bring. This nifty analysis of previous Red Bull Illume contest submissions hopes to shed some light into what it takes to win the world’s greatest action and adventure sports photography contest.Here are the 5 stats you need to know to make your images sing and dance in 2016.Stat #1In 2013, a total of 6,421 photographers submitted to Red Bull Illume. Of those entries, 13% were from the USA. Accordingly, 19% of the finalists in 2013 hailed from the land of the free. What’s the lesson here? Stat #2Ever wonder why photographers always engage in Canon vs. Nikon camera debates at every opportunity? It’s because of stats like this one: of the Top 250 in 2013, 58% of photographers shot on Canon, with 37% trusting Nikon to get the job done. The 2016 entry stats so far suggest that more and more photographers want to include Sony in the debate too.Stat #3The name ‘Chris’ appears more than any other among former Red Bull Illume finalists. Stat #4Capturing an award-winning photograph requires technical skill, creativity, perfect composition and a little bit of luck. However, this doesn’t mean you need to be a full-blown pro photographer! In 2010, an astonishing 61% of all entries were submitted by non-professional photographers. The pro’s made up 35% of the group.Stat #5If you aren’t an American named Chris who shoots on Canon, never fear. Unique, well-thought-through images, submitted to the correct category before March 31 will give you a great chance to find success in Red Bull Illume. Take your shot before the light fades.Bonus StatThis is top-secret, so don’t just put this out in the public, and definitely do not tell your friends:Photographers who submit their images in time have a 100% chance of being considered. Previous editions have shown that those don’t enter any images have a remarkably low success rate.Check out the Red Bull Illume galleries for some inspiration and get ready to put your name on the map by entering Red Bull Illume.Less than 5 weeks to go till the submissions for the world's greatest action and adventure sports photography contest close, so get your submissions in NOW! Download the Ultimate Guide to Red Bull Illume here and mark March 31, 2016 on your calendars!Visit the Red Bull Illume Facebook page for regular updates and check out Instagram for more visual action.