I know I didn’t sleep in this room, but my sleeping arrangements were about parallel quality as they involved two bathroom towels and a Spongebob Squarepants pillow.
I had already been in Paris for three days before the DK Bicycle team arrived. When I finally met them, I was apparently a little too early. As I sat watching everyone hatch from their jet-lagged slumber, it took about five minutes of taking in the disaster of a room before the idea to shoot a photo finally overtook me – possibly because this sort of scene isn’t all that uncommon in BMx, or I simply could have been moving just as slow that morning.
Considering it was day zero, I’m fairly certain that this was the first photo officially shot on what would be a very eventful trip around Europe. In true American fashion, we bumbled around multiple countries infuriating countless locals, finding ourselves really lost several times, and eventually getting robbed and beat up – it was an unforgettable trip.
Think carefully about which photos should go where; categories influence the judges’ selection, so choose wisely! Find the right category for your best image here.
Red Bull Illume judges are carefully chosen from a global selection of the world’s best to form an international judging panel of renowned photo editors and photo experts. Choosing or commissioning great images is literally their life’s work – and there’s no one better to judge this epic global photo contest. Judges will base their decisions on a mix of technical superiority, composition, creativity, artistic flair and overall qualities of photographic excellence.
Best of Instagram by Lenovo
The submissions for Best of Instagram by Lenovo will be judged every month, first by an internal Red Bull Illume jury who will select the top 5 still and 5 moving images, which will be official Red Bull Illume Semi-finalists. These will be put to a community vote on redbullillume.com, resulting in 1 monthly winner for still and 1 for moving image. The monthly winners will automatically become official Red Bull Illume Finalists. In total there will be 5 still and 5 moving image finalists - out of these, the public will decide who is crowned as the Best of Instagram by Lenovo Category Winners. This category is especially for content that’s so cool you have to stop scrolling and check it out.
The Category Winners and Overall Winner will receive their beautiful trophies and incredible prize packages from our partners worth more than € 100,000. Some of the prizes include the latest products from global computing leader Lenovo, to empower even more creative self-expression; storage solutions from SanDisk to ensure you never lose a shot; as well as high-quality cameras from Leica and stylish photography apparel and accessories from COOPH.
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