Red Bull Illume is the world’s premier international photography competition dedicated to the world of action and adventure sports. Its purpose is to showcase the most exciting and creative action sports photography on the planet as art and bring the public into the world of action sports.
The Image Quest 2013 is the 3rd edition of the competition after 2007 and 2010. From tens of thousands of entries, 50 images in ten categories were selected by international judges and photo editors from renowned publications.
The overall winner, Lorenz Holder, received the new Leica S camera and a broncolor Move Outdoor kit as well as Sun-Sniper gear worth over €2,000, while category winners each received a Leica X2, a broncolor Para 88 P Kit and an assortment of Sun-Sniper gear.
The Winner Award Ceremony took place on the 29th of August 2013, and the Top 50 Red Bull Illume finalists were unveiled at the Avenue of Stars in Hong Kong. The 50 finalist images will travel around the world as a unique and stand-alone photo exhibition on 2 x 2m lightboxes. To showcase the illumination, the exhibitions are only open at night-time.
Submissions to Red Bull Illume were open from December 1, 2012 to April 30th, 2013.
The overall winner of the 2013 Image Quest was Lorenz Holder (GER). His image (above) of snowboarder Xaver Hoffmann performing a jump at a satellite dish in snowy Raisting, Germany won universal praise from the judges.