The Global Photo Walk is a one-day event held on September 17 where photographers from every corner of the globe gather to celebrate a love of photography with their local communities. Led by the most passionate members of the 500px community, this event brings together photography enthusiasts of all skill levels to meet up, share tips and tricks, make new friends – and of course, to shoot some of the world’s most inspiring photography.
The 2015 Global Photo Walk was the largest in the world. 30,000 photography enthusiasts signed up to explore over 200 cities on all 7 continents before uploading over 10,000 incredible, never-before-seen images on 500px.
The theme for this year’s Global Photo Walk is Action and Adventure. Hosts and participants are encouraged to shoot thrilling images both in their everyday surroundings, and sports environments like climbing walls, skate parks, windsurfing spots and rivers.
Those who participate will also have an opportunity to enter a truly amazing contest and win a trip to the Red Bull Illume Winner Award Ceremony in Chicago on September 28! The prize includes round-trip economy class flights, two nights accommodation, transfers to/from the airport and transfer to/from the ceremony.
A panel of four judges will select the winner with the most ‘adventurous’ shot. From a technical standpoint, they’ll also be judging entries based on composition, creativity, and the artistic perspective captured by the photographer. Only photos taken on a mobile device on the day of the walk will be eligible for the contest.
Here’s how to enter:
Step 1: Join a Global Photo Walk near you.
Step 2: Register to access your image submission page.
Step 3: Check your email and activate your account.
Step 4: Upload up to 5 of your best Global Photo Walk images.
Registration for the Global Photo Walk is open now! For more information or to register, head here. Once you’ve registered visit the Red Bull Illume social channels on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and browse through hundreds of top-notch action and adventure images for inspiration!