Red Bull Illume is the world’s greatest adventure and action sports imagery contest which has been going on for over a decade. The contest showcases the most creative and captivating images on the planet, while illuminating the passion, lifestyle and culture behind the photographers that shoot them.
In 2006, Red Bull Illume was founded by Ulrich Grill, a passionate photographer and former Red Bull athlete. At the time, he was running training workshops for photographers, and he realized there weren’t any photo contests dedicated to adventure and action sports. The idea for the Red Bull Illume Quest was born – a contest to celebrate not just the images, but the people behind the lens who go to such extraordinary lengths to capture the shot.
Since then, Red Bull Illume has established itself as one of the biggest photography contests around the world. Each year a judging panel of 50 photo editors and digital experts select around 50 finalist images. Then, at the Winner Award Ceremony, the category winners and overall winner of the contest are announced. They are awarded with beautiful trophies and incredible prize packages from our partners!
The winning images then tour the world as part of the unique Red Bull Illume exhibition.In addition, the winning imagery will also be printed in the limited edition Red Bull Illume Photobook, to give credit to the photographers and honor their hard work.