Photographer: Dean Treml, Athlete: Steve Black, Location: Hamburg, Germany

Red Bull Illume Opens in 10 days

Just 10 days remain until submissions open for the 2013 edition of Red Bull Illume Image Quest, the world's greatest action and adventure sport photography contest. From December 1st, photographers will be able to enter their images online at in a bid to compete for the honor of winning the prestigious competition.

Already the first judges have been confirmed. These include Kim Scott-Clark, former picture editor of the London Daily Telegraph and now a picture editor at the Daily Mail – one of the world's most popular online newspapers. Other judges include Jym Wilson, senior photo editor at USA Today and Richard Brooks, deputy photo director for Asia-Pacific with AFP.

A number of editors from top sports publications will also sit on the judging panel. These include Steve Fine, photography director at Sports Illustrated, Hannah McCaughey, Creative Director at Outside magazine, Simon Caney, editor-in-chief of Sport (UK) and Naima Mancini, photo editor of Italy's Sportweek.  

And because Red Bull Illume also looks at the culture and lifestyle behind action sports, a number of judges come from the world's coolest urban and lifestyle magazines. These include Gina Batlle, photo editor of Complex, Sebastien Zanella, editor of France's Desillusion and James Mullinger, photo director of GQ (UK).

In all, 50 judges will be selected from around the world. They will have the difficult task of selecting the 50 best images in 10 categories and an overall winner.

For a list of the confirmed judges, please visit this link.

Dimitris Karathanos is typical of the judges who have come on board. The senior editor of SOUL magazine says he's looking forward to the competition. "I  love sports photography for its charisma to portray humanity during extreme conditions. I love the effort, courage and determination in those pictures. It's a great honor to be a Red Bull Illume judge."

With Leica, broncolor and Sun-Sniper Red Bull Illume has found the perfect partners. The overall winner will receive the new Leica S camera, while category winners will each receive a Leica X2. Other prizes will include broncolor's new Move, their portable flash and the latest strap system from Sun-Sniper.

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Last chance for young photographers to enter broncolor Gen NEXT!

Are you a photographer under 30 looking for your big career break? Well, look no further – broncolor Gen NEXT is a contest searching for young photographers with exceptional talent and creative vision to become broncolor Gen NEXT ambassadors. You’ll need to enter this weekend though… the contest closes on Monday, March 2nd! 

To be enter the contest, photographers simply need to upload three of their most inspiring images to the official contest website. The contest is open to submissions from photographers worldwide who are under the age of 30. Entries close on March 2nd, 2015 and winners will be announced by April 21st. Prizes include $24,000 worth of cutting-edge broncolor gear, which is a total game-changer so good luck! 

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Looking for Action on Valentines Day?

For those in Salzburg looking for some action on Valentines Day, we’ve you covered.  The Red Bull Illume exhibition will be lighting up Hangar-7 until Sunday, February 15 – so it’s your final chance to get in on the action. Getting lost amongst lightboxes whilst feasting your eyes on the finest action sports photography in the world will be the perfect date… Thank us later! 

Photographer: Zakary Noyle, Athlete: Gabriel Medina, Location: Oahu, HI, USA

Diving into Surf Photography with Zak Noyle

In a recent vid, Red Bull Illume photographer Zak Noyle shares what it's like to be a surf photographer growing up in Hawaii. The video showcases some of Zak’s amazing work, as well as his journey into photography and general photographic philosophy. The video was produced by Waikiki Parc Hotel as part of a marketing campaign. Visit Zak’s website:  

Heads Up! It's Stu Gibson's drone highlight reel...

Red Bull Illume photographer Stu Gibson recently released a spectacular highlight video of aerial footage shot from his drone.... Enjoy! 

Become a broncolor Gen NEXT Ambassador!

Our partner sponsor broncolor is looking for young photographers with exceptional talent and creative vision to become Gen NEXT ambassadors for their Gen NEXT program.

To be considered, aspiring photographers need to share their most inspiring work by uploading a maximum of three images from any field of photography to the official contest website. 

The contest is open to submissions from photographers worldwide who are under the age of 30 and are keen to take their career to the next level. It will run from January 15th to March 2nd, 2015 and winners will be announced by April 21st.

To find out more about the photography contest visit:


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