Red Bull Illume 2019: the winning images

The Winners of the world’s greatest action and adventure sports imagery contest have been unveiled at a spectacular Winner Award Ceremony in the LUMEN Museum atop Plan de Corones in South Tyrol, Italy.

Red Bull Illume photo contest is back for 2019

Red Bull Illume is back for the fifth edition of the world’s greatest adventure and action sports imagery contest and evolves with two exciting new categories: Best of Instagram by SanDisk and the Moving Image category.

Red Bull Mirror Park

In an invasion of the senses, BMX skills reflected in stunning Mirror Park. BMX riders Courage Adams and Paul Thölen recently unleashed their array of tricks on a bike park made of mirrors, for a special project for Red Bull.

Why Ride Project: behind the scene

On November of 2015, photographer Lucho Vidales, videomaker Xué Gil and BMX rider Martin Postigo combined their passions without really knowing what would come out from it.
In the beginning, they were heading on a trip to shoot a series of BMX pictures with a medium format camera at different rare locations in between the cities of Granada and Malaga in Spain.

Then, just over a week before they were about to start their journey. On the evening of November 13th, the world was shaken once again by terrorists attacks in Paris. Amongst the victims that day at Ba-Ta-Clan was Mathias Dymarski ( BMX rider and friend of Martin) as well as his girlfriend Marie Lausch.

Red Bull Illume 2016 winners

The wait is over for the 5.645 photographers from around the world who entered Red Bull Illume, the world’s greatest action and adventure sports photography contest. On September 28, the Overall Winner, 11 Category Winners and Top 55 images have been unveiled at a spectacular ceremony held at The Art Institute of Chicago.

Red Bull Illume: the semifinals quest continues

After showcasing our favorite images of Red Bull Illume semifinalists 2016 in the categories of New Creativity, Close Up, Enhance, Energy and Lifestyle, we continue picking up some of the best pictures in action and adventure sports. Meanwhile, a judging panel of 50 photo editors are selection 11 Category Winners and one Overall Winner, unveiled at the Red Bull Illume Winner Award Ceremony, which will be held on September 28th, 2016 in Chicago, USA.

From September 12, 2016 onwards and leading up to the ceremony, Red Bull Illume will reveal the highly anticipated Top 275 Semifinalist images via its Red Bull Illume Facebook page.

Red Bull Illume semifinalists revealed

Red Bull Illume is the world’s greatest international photography contest dedicated to action and adventure sports. It showcases the most creative and captivating photography on the planet as art and aims to bring the public closer to the world of action sports.

Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2016 will be the fourth edition of the contest after 2007, 2010 and 2013. A judging panel of 50 photo editors goes through thousands of entries and eventually selects 11 Category Winners and one Overall Winner, unveiled at the Red Bull Illume Winner Award Ceremony, which will be held on September 28th, 2016 in Chicago, USA.