Red Bull Illume lights up the night in Charleston Red Bull Illume lights up the night in Charleston 03/21/2011 created by Red Bull Illume A Full Moon Guides More Than 800 People to the Opening Gala of Red Bull IllumeWhile it drove a hard bargain, tonight’s super moon couldn’t match up to the luminosity beaming from the opening gala of Red Bull Illume in downtown Charleston’s historic Marion Square. More than 800 people came to see the best images from the world’s premiere action and adventure sports photography contest. The exhibition will continue to illuminate Charleston’s night sky until March 27 from 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. The event is helping kick off the city’s celebration of the arts along with Charleston Fashion Week® which hits the runway on March 22nd. A total of 50 photos will be on display in impressive light boxes that bring stature and significance to these works of art that capture the exuberant spirit of sport."I'm dizzy from the whole experience," says Nathan Smith (AUS), winner in the category 'close up' and named Athletes’ Choice winner. "I’m humbled to be here and happy to have made the top 50 let alone win two awards that in my book are very prestigious. I’m in a room full of photographers who I look up to.”The winners of Red Bull Illume were chosen by a jury of renowned photography experts. By illuminating these breath-taking photographs, we honor the photographers who’ve traveled, faced physical dangers, scaled buildings and navigated waves all to capture magical moments. The Red Bull Illume judging categories include culture, playground, energy, spirit, close-up, wings, sequence, new creativity, experimental and illumination.Check out the Charleston event page to see the latest images.