Red Bull Illume Special Image Quest 2020

Week 1 community voting is closed - see finalists here!

Week 2 community voting is closed - see finalists here!

Week 3 community voting is closed - see finalists here!

Week 4 community voting is closed - see finalists here!

Week 5 community voting starts Thursday, July 16!

 

Red Bull Illume keeps bringing you the world’s greatest adventure and action imagery with a new contest starting on June 1, called Red Bull Illume Special Image Quest 2020. It is a celebration of the outstanding feats of creativity coming out on Instagram during 2020.

Red Bull Illume wants to showcase the passion and dedication of photo- and videographers pushing the boundaries of content creation. With everything that is happening there has been a surge of creativity coming out of the world that is worth sharing this amazing work and maybe even inspire others to think big and most recently, think big with less. 


It doesn’t matter whether you are a professional photographer or a first-time content maker, it’s the idea and execution that counts. The competition runs for 6 weeks from June 1, 2020 at 00:00 CET until July 12, 2020 at 23:59 CET.


4 CATEGORIES

Photo- and videographers can enter their best still and moving content (up to 1 minute) into any of the three categories. In addition, there is a fourth category, which is specifically for Instagram stories. It’s the category with the most freedom, giving creators the chance to tell a story the way they choose.

Throwback submit with #rbi20submission and #rbi20throwback

© Robert Garo / Lorenz Holder

Content that compares adventure and action sports from then and now, together in one image.

Image © Robert Garo / Lorenz Holder

Homework submit with #rbi20submission and #rbi20homework

© Thomas Morel / Red Bull Illume

Show your most creative adventure and action sports content made anywhere in or around your home.

Image © Thomas Morel / Red Bull Illume

UNSEEN submit with #rbi20submission and #rbi20unseen

© James Holm / Red Bull Illume

Content that reveals an exceptional angle, a visual idea, a different format, light and flash effects... something never seen before! It's the purely creative content.

Image © James Holm / Red Bull Illume

Storytale submit with #rbi20submission and add to Story Highlights

Alain Kohl of Luxembourg dives from the 27 metre platform during the first training session of the second stop at the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Bilbao, Spain on June 28, 2017. // Dean Treml/Red Bull Content Pool // AP-1W47TAMYN2111 // Usage for editorial use only //

Use up to 6 individual Instagram stories and show your jaw-dropping adventure and action sports content from behind or in front of the camera. Get inventive because nothing is off limits.

Image © Red Bull Content Pool

 

For further information on the categories and submission criteria please see the official contest rules as well as our FAQS.


How to enter

 

To enter the Throwback, Homework, and Unseen categories follow these easy steps:

1)    Simply upload your best content (up to 1 minute) on your Instagram account.
2)    Tag @redbullillume, use the hashtag #rbi20submission and the category, e.g. #rbi20throwback
3)    Tag a friend to invite him to take part as well.

For the first time ever, there is a category specifically for Instagram stories. It’s the category with the most freedom, giving creators the chance to tell a story the way they choose. Each submission can consist of up to 6 stories. These will need to be added to the Highlight tab to ensure Red Bull Illume can see them.
Storytale
Use up to 6 individual Instagram stories and show your jaw-dropping adventure and action sports content from behind or in front of the camera. Get inventive because nothing is off limits.

To submit an Instagram story into the Storytale category follow these steps:

1)    Upload your Instagram story and tag @redbullillume and #rbi20submission (at least on the first story!). Make sure the tags are visible but not prominent, after all it’s about your story.
2)    Each entry can have up to 6 Instagram stories.
3)    Add the entry to ‘Highlights’ with the title ‘RBI 2020’
4)    To submit another entry, just upload your Instagram Stories and add them to a new Story Highlight in your profile and add a number to the Highlight title e.g. ‘RBI 2020 #2’

 


Voting

 

The Red Bull Illume jury will select the 5 best still and moving images per category, plus the 5 best stories every week. This selection will be displayed on redbullillume.com where the community will have the power to vote for their weekly finalists in each category. 

The community voting takes place every week from Thursday to Sunday. The first round of voting is open from June 18 till June 21, 2020, during the third week of the submission phase. The weekly winners will be announced every Monday after the voting has closed.

 


Judges

Once the last public voting has closed an external panel of judges comprised of photo editors, digital experts, and world-renowned athletes will select the category winners and thereafter the overall winners. Yes, there will be more than one overall winner because still and moving content will be adjudicated separately.

Each category (with the exception of Storytale) will have a moving image winner and a still image winner, resulting in: 1 Overall Still Image Winner, 1 Overall Moving Image Winner, and 1 Overall Storytale Winner. The winners will be announced on July 30, 2020.

Eva Kerschbaum

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"Regardless how much you plan, you should always be open for new experiences, reaching out for new perspectives and new ways of telling a story."

Eva Kerschbaum - Photo Editor-in-chief of The Red Bulletin

Evgeny Tchebotarev

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"Breaking barriers, thinking outside of the box, or painting beyond the frame, in short, everything that exceeds the existing boundaries is the life’s force. And that is what I call 'creativity'."

Evgeny Tchebotarev - Chief Growth Officer, Skylum

Denis Balibouse

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"I am looking for a wow effect, a picture has to cause a strong emotion.“

Denis Balibouse - Photographer at Reuters

Matthias Dandois

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"The most important criteria for me are originality of the content, quality of the content and the emotion that it will bring out."

Matthias Dandois - BMX Flatland Rider


Prizes

7 category winners - 3 overall winners

 

The overall winners will earn the title of being an official Red Bull Illume Winner and receive an out of this world experience from Red Bull. The winning content will also be added to the Red Bull Illume Exhibit Tour that’s currently travelling all around the world, providing great exposure for anyone passionate about the creative and adventure and action scene.

Additional prices are: 

- Licences for Luminar 4 by Skylum

- Photography apparel and accessories by COOPH

- Red Bull Illume Limited Edition Photobook 2019