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The Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2013 is open once again and waiting for photographers’ submissions.

Ever since 2007, Red Bull has been organizing a photo competition once every three years. The photography contest is aimed at action and adventure sports photographers.

It showcases creative sports images from all over the world and it does not matter where the images were taken or during which competition they were captured. However, Red Bull does not care whether the photos were taken during a competition or not, they simply have to depict an action-adventure sport.

red-bull-illume-image-quest-2010-winner-chris-burkard Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2013 open for submissions News and Reviews

Chris Burkard’s winning photo of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2010 edition. Captured off the Chilean West Coast, it shows surfer Peter Mendia riding the waves. Credits: Chris Burkard.

The “wow factor” provides a better chance of winning Red Bull’s photo contest

Red Bull opened the submission process on December 1st, 2012. Photographers can keep submitting images until April 30th, 2013. After that, the competition’s 50 judges will select 50 finalists.

The first edition of the competition took place in 2007, while the second was held in 2010. 50 photos from 10 categories were selected as finalists and the Image Quest 2010 edition was won by Chris Burkard from the United States of America, who captured surfer Peter Mendia in action while riding Chilean waves, somewhere off the country’s West Coast.

The judges will look for artistic shots, therefore photographers will have a better chance at winning this contest by focusing on creativity. According to Red Bull, the images need to strike that “wow factor” into the eyes of the beholders.

Red Bull Illume 2013 contest main rules

Red Bull’s Illume Image Quest 2013 is open for all photographers in the world, aged 18 or above, who will not be required to pay an entry fee. The judges reserve the right to request the original RAW files from the photographer.

It is worth noting that photographers have to own the image copyrights. However, it does not matter if the photos were previously published, but all of them need to have been captured after February 28th, 2010.

Furthermore, the pictures have to be submitted in JPG format, with a minimum picture size of 10 megapixels. If one is selected as a finalist, then he will be required to send the original RAW or TIFF files to the judges.

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