The 5 simple steps to entering Red Bull Illume!
How to enter the world’s greatest adventure and action sport contest? It’s simple as counting to five.
1. Capture awesome images
You’ve gotta get the shot – there’s no cutting corners here. The only way to have success in Red Bull Illume is with amazing imagery, so go out and start snapping – or, combing through your archives. Any image taken after March 31, 2016 is eligible for the contest!
2. Sign in on redbullillume.com
Don’t worry – it’s just a few clicks on the website to get registered – and you can even use your existing social media accounts to do it. You’ll want to read the Rules, and FAQs – but some important ones are that there’s no image manipulation (except for the Creative by Skylum category), you’ll have to be able to provide RAW images, and you can submit up to ten images per category.
3. Choose from 10 categories
One of the most important aspects of entering the contest – the categories. The judges will be making their selections with the categories in mind – so read the category descriptions, and choose carefully – a loser in one category could be a winner in another. A couple of the categories have unique rules – Best of Instagram by SanDisk can only be entered via your Instagram account, Emerging is only for photographers under 25 years of age, the RAW category is for images straight out of your camera, and Creative by Skylum – well, anything goes!
4. Upload your images
OK, we’re going to need some bandwidth – literally. For photographs, they need to be in JPG format, at a minimum of 8 megapixels. For the moving image category, they need to be in MP4 format, and between 5 – 20 seconds long. Again, you’ll need to provide RAW images if selected as a finalist! One more note – do yourself a favor and upload early. Even though the deadline is in July, it’s a good idea to get ahead of the game so you don’t find yourself facing crawling upload speeds just minutes before the deadline.
5. Click ‘Submit’!
Once an image has been submitted, it is final, and can’t be replaced by another image.
That’s it – it’s quite literally that easy. Follow these five steps, and you’re in the world’s greatest adventure sport and action imaging contest – so start submitting, now!