Red Bull Illume Grand Prize Announced! There are only a few short weeks left until December 1, the day submissions open for the world's greatest action and adventure sports photography contest: Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2016. 11/10/2015 created by Red Bull Illume This year, the contest takes an exciting turn with the inclusion of a Mobile category and the addition of awesome new prizes, judges, partners, and even more mind-blowing images.When submissions open, photographers will submit their shots into 11 different categories: Close Up, Energy, Enhance, Lifestyle, Masterpiece by Yodobashi, New Creativity, Playground, Sequence by Sony, Spirit, Wings and the new addition – Mobile.A team of 50 renowned photo editor judges will then select 55 finalist images, including the 11 Category Winners and the Overall Winner. The first selection of judges have already been announced, with Eva Maria Tomé, a Photo Editor from El Pais and Kathrin Kosaca, the Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Art Director of Stern View signing up to join the judging panel. In 2016, the photographers’ efforts certainly won’t go unrewarded – the Overall Winner will walk away with a Yodobashi voucher to the value of €40,000, which can be redeemed for any number of the company’s massive selection of consumer goods. Electronics giant Sony, who recently joined as an official Red Bull Illume partner, will also award the various winners with photography gear worth over €60,000. The prizes will include cameras such as the Sony ILCE-A7RII or the Sony DSC-RX1RII along with a variety of accessories and lenses. The full list of prizes, including those from Red Bull Illume’s other esteemed partners, will be announced right here on redbullillume.com.Finalist images will be unveiled at the Red Bull Illume Winner Award Ceremony in the autumn of 2016 before traveling to capitals and cultural hubs across the world as part of a unique nighttime photo exhibition.Submissions open December 1, 2015 when photographers can start uploading their images – here on redbullillume.com.For more, check out the teaser video. You can also visit past contest galleries, head to the rules or the FAQ section, or catch up on the latest by visiting Facebook.com/redbullillume, Twitter.com/redbullillume and Instagram.com/redbullillume.