We’ve all seen it; the BMX rider who bails a jump just to get up and try again, the surfer who is soaked to the bone in ice-cold water trying to get that one wave, the determination of an athlete right before the bell rings. We’re looking for the eye of the tiger, the stubbornness to keep trying and the way there.
When it comes to the Spirit category, don’t overthink your submission and make it too complicated. Our judges will be looking for images that “portray the personality of the athletes, the pain, the emotion, the positive stuff,” says one Red Bull Illume judge.
From succeeding, to failure, to trying again, we want to see it.
Check out the gallery below for some inspiration and get those shots in before March 31, 2016, 00:00 CET.
Submissions for the world's greatest action and adventure sports photography contest close next week! So get your submissions in NOW! Download the Ultimate Guide to Red Bull Illume here and mark March 31, 2016 on your calendars.