During the photokina in Cologne, Red Bull Illume announced the new 2013 Image Quest at the Leica stand. We also had another exciting announcement – in order to celebrate the launch of the new competition, we have given our website a makeover and it is now much easier to view our amazing range of action shots!
As you can see from the new design on our website, navigation is easier and our galleries of photographs and photographers are now much more accessible. We have also introduced a fluid design for an optimal viewing experience on smartphones and tablets.
At photokina, Red Bull Illume announced details for the next edition of the competition – submissions will open in December 2012, and close at the end of April 2013. Speaking at the launch were Dr. Andreas Kaufmann, head of supervisory board of Leica Camera AG and Ulrich Grill, creator of Red Bull Illume. Guests also included Red Bull Illume finalist Rutger Pauw and Paul Sanders, former editor of the Times and judge in the 2007 and 2010 editions of Red Bull Illume.
Make sure you check out the Red Bull Illume rules here. You'll be able to enter the 2013 Red Bull Illume by submitting your shots directly on this site, but only from December, so start planning that winning entry!
In other exciting news from the photokina, at the Leica stand we got a sneak peak at their hot new releases. The new Leica S and Leica M, as well as the Paul Smith X2 have all caused a great deal of excitement. The new revolutionary Leica M is the first of the Leica M series to use a CMOS sensor instead of a CCD sensor! Check out their site for more details.