Newly confirmed judges announced! More top names have officially joined the Red Bull Illume judging panel. Among our list of 6 new judges are Jürgen Rink of c't Digitale Fotografie, Maohua Fei of Xinhua News Agency and Krishna Madhavan Pillai of Better Photography magazine. 01/20/2016 Red Bull Illume is pleased to announce the addition of more official judges to this year’s contest. These professional photo editor judges will use their years of combined experience to search and select only the world’s greatest action and adventure sports images.The panel of 55 judges will scrutinize thousands of entries and eventually pick the finalists, category finalists as well as the various winners. Their backgrounds are as diverse as the countries they hail from. Chief editor of India’s 19-year-old Better Photography magazine and new Red Bull Illume judge, Krishna Pillai, is especially excited to see what the new Mobile category brings. “For sports lovers, it changes the way sports photography is seen, perceived and consumed. It lets a new breed of image-makers actively participate in the process of recording and sharing moments.”Maohua Fei of the Xinhua News Agency, China agrees, adding that “the work should touch the viewer – I’d like to see the courage to explore the unknown.” Fei joins other heavy-hitting judges Wang Jie (China), Alexander Grek (Russia) and José Luis Castillo (Mexico) on the judging panel. For Castillo, a great photo has the best possible lighting, excellent composition and captures a special moment. “A good photo reveals the passion of the photographer too. When there’s no passion, the image reflects it,” he says.The judges will make their decisions based on a mix of technical skills, composition, creativity, impact and artistic flair. Images will also need to adhere to relevant category criteria for a chance to win. Visit the full list of judges here and browse through their profiles to pick up some invaluable tips.Full list of newly confirmed judges:Krishna Madhavan Pillai – Better Photography magazineJürgen Rink – c't Digitale FotografieMaohua Fei – Xinhua News AgencyWang Jie – Shanghai Morning PostAlexander Grek – National Geographic RussiaJosé Luis Castillo – Grupo ExpansiónSubmissions 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.