On September 28, the Overall Winner, 11 Category Winners and Top 55 images will be unveiled at a spectacular ceremony held at The Art Institute of Chicago.
This elite selection of images represents the best from the world of action and adventure sports photography and shines a spotlight on the unsung heroes behind the lens. It’s the culmination of a long wait for the photographers from 120 countries who submitted 34.624 mind-blowing images to Red Bull Illume.
The evening will be hosted by television personality Tina Dixon and snowboarder Louie Vito, and also celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the prestigious contest. Attending guests will include dignitaries and the who’s who of the photography world. VIP guests include a number of Yodobashi, Sony, broncolor and G-Technology special guests, as well as several big name Red Bull Illume judges.
Leading up to the Winner Award Ceremony, the photographers will attend plenty of events hosted by our partners.
On Tuesday, digital imaging leader Sony is hosting an entire day revolving around the art of shooting action sports. On Wednesday, lighting equipment manufacturer broncolor will take photographers to Chicago's famous Lakefront Trail for an action-filled shoot with Dustin Snipes, while storage solution experts G-Technology will be focussing on shooting action portraits with Lucas Gilman.
The Winner Award Ceremony will be streamed live on the Red Bull Illume Facebook page. The livestream will start between 9:30 and 10:00pm CDT. For behind the scenes event coverage, visit the Red Bull Illume Instagram channel.
While waiting until the winners will be announced - visit the Red Bull Illume Facebook page for a sneak peek of the Top 275 semifinalist images, with "Wings", the last of 11 Categories revealed today.