10 CATEGORIES FOR SUBMISSION

Whether you are an amateur or professional photographer, young content creator, social media enthusiast or a videographer – there is a category for you! Categories are influential in the judges selection – so choosing the right one is essential!
 

Below you see the categories that photographers in the Image Quest 2021 could submit to. 

To find out how to submit, go here!

BEST OF INSTAGRAM by Lenovo

NEW FOR 2021: SUBMIT PHOTO & VIDEO

Images submitted on your Instagram Feed - present your most gram-worthy moments of show-stopping adventure and action sports. Stuff so cool we have to stop scrolling.

It can be a photo or moving image up to 60 seconds.

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© Dasha Nosova / Red Bull Illume

BEST OF INSTAGRAM by Lenovo

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© Dasha Nosova / Red Bull Illume

NEW FOR 2021: SUBMIT PHOTO & VIDEO

Images submitted on your Instagram Feed - present your most gram-worthy moments of show-stopping adventure and action sports. Stuff so cool we have to stop scrolling.

It can be a photo or moving image up to 60 seconds.

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© Denis Klero / Red Bull Illume

CREATIVE by Skylum

Images that have been enhanced digitally or in the darkroom through alterations made in the production or digital editing process.

This is an open category, so anything goes!

CREATIVE by Skylum

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© Denis Klero / Red Bull Illume

Images that have been enhanced digitally or in the darkroom through alterations made in the production or digital editing process.

This is an open category, so anything goes!

EMERGING by Black Diamond

A fresh approach offers new angles. The up-and-coming category is for rising talents to compete on similar footing – submissions accepted only from photographers 25 years old or less.

Show us your greatest capture!

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© Mathis Dumas / Red Bull Illume

EMERGING by Black Diamond

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© Mathis Dumas / Red Bull Illume

A fresh approach offers new angles. The up-and-coming category is for rising talents to compete on similar footing – submissions accepted only from photographers 25 years old or less.

Show us your greatest capture!

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© Ben Thouard / Red Bull Illume

ENERGY by RED BULL PHOTOGRAPHY

Images that demonstrate the force that powers an action and show the energy, speed and strength required for an athlete to perform.

    ENERGY by RED BULL PHOTOGRAPHY

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    © Ben Thouard / Red Bull Illume

    Images that demonstrate the force that powers an action and show the energy, speed and strength required for an athlete to perform.

      INNOVATION by EyeEm

      Images that reveal a unique angle, a visual idea, a different format, light and flash effects... something never seen before!

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      © Daniel Bernstål / Red Bull Illume

      INNOVATION by EyeEm

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      © Daniel Bernstål / Red Bull Illume

      Images that reveal a unique angle, a visual idea, a different format, light and flash effects... something never seen before!

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      © Alexander Wick / Red Bull Illume

      LIFESTYLE by COOPH

      Images that visually capture the creativity of the lifestyle, music and culture that surrounds adventure and action sports, or represents what happens before, between, and after the action.

        LIFESTYLE by COOPH

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        © Alexander Wick / Red Bull Illume

        Images that visually capture the creativity of the lifestyle, music and culture that surrounds adventure and action sports, or represents what happens before, between, and after the action.

          MASTERPIECE by SanDisk Professional

          Images that illuminate your artistic skill, your personal best, your unique style - give us your best shot!

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          © Nils Ohlendorf / Red Bull Illume

          MASTERPIECE by SanDisk Professional

          ANdy Lewis going for a evening walk Sketchy Andy like. Basejump at the GGBY gathering 2016
          © Nils Ohlendorf / Red Bull Illume

          Images that illuminate your artistic skill, your personal best, your unique style - give us your best shot!

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          © Chris Tedesco / Red Bull Illume

          PLAYGROUND

          Images that showcase the landscapes, locations, platforms, and environments in which athletes play.

            PLAYGROUND

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            © Chris Tedesco / Red Bull Illume

            Images that showcase the landscapes, locations, platforms, and environments in which athletes play.

              PHOTO STORY

              Photos presented in a slideshow from 30 seconds up to 3 minutes, giving you the opportunity to show us your story that simply can’t be told in a single image.

              PHOTO STORY

              Photos presented in a slideshow from 30 seconds up to 3 minutes, giving you the opportunity to show us your story that simply can’t be told in a single image.

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              © Noah Wetzel / Red Bull Illume

              RAW by Leica

              Shots that are straight out of the camera showcasing the real image.
              Composition, exposure, lighting done in front of the lens and in the scene, not behind a screen. That’s the RAW by Leica category –un-cropped, un-touched, no filter.

                RAW by Leica

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                © Noah Wetzel / Red Bull Illume

                Shots that are straight out of the camera showcasing the real image.
                Composition, exposure, lighting done in front of the lens and in the scene, not behind a screen. That’s the RAW by Leica category –un-cropped, un-touched, no filter.