Illume

 

Scottsdale, Ariz. (October 16, 2013) – Red Bull Illume, the world’s largest international photography

competition dedicated to action and adventure sports, is making its first exhibition tour stop after the

official awards and unveiling ceremony in Hong Kong, in Scottsdale, Ariz., from November 14 through

24. The competition aims to showcase the most exciting and creative action sports photography on the

planet as art to the wider public audience. The 2013 Red Bull Illume Image Quest is the third edition

of the competition after 2007 and 2010. A total of 28,257 photos were submitted in 2013 by 6,417

photographers from 124 countries around the globe. The top 50 images will be touring the world as part

of a unique illuminated nighttime exhibition.

 

An international panel of esteemed photo editors selected the top 50 images, naming 10 catgegory

winners, and an overall 2013 Red Bull Illume winner. The category winners and respective photo

categories are as follows: Scott Serfas (Illumination), Daniel Vojtěch (New Creativity), Romina Amato

(Energy), Chris Burkard (Spirit), Morgan Maassen (Lifestyle by Leica), Jeroen Nieuwhuis (Close Up),

Zakary Noyle (Sequence), Lorenz Holder (winner of two categories – Playground and Experimental),

and Samo Vidic (Wings). Holder, who won two categories, was also named the Overall Winner for his

remarkable shot of a snowboarder riding a giant satellite dish. The German photographer’s prize was a

Leica S camera, a broncolor Move Outdoor light kit and Sun-Sniper gear — valued at more than $40,000

in total.

 

Red Bull Illume lightboxes

 

“The quality of the images in the Top 50 was amazing, so for me it is a great honor to be voted number

one. It’s so unreal,” said Holder.

 

“There are talented photographers and then there are gifted photographers,” said Jym Wilson, Senior

Photo Editor at USA Today and one of 50 Red Bull Illume judges globally. “I saw a lot of talent but also

saw some truly gifted photographers. These are not just action photographers but people with great

technical and artistic skills.”

 

The top 50 images initially unveiled in Hong Kong, will travel to Scottsdale as the first stop of the Red

Bull Illume worldwide exhibition tour, from November 14 through 24. The photo exhibit will be on display

nightly in life-sized lightboxes along the Scottsdale Waterfront and is free to the public.

On November 14, an opening gala will be held for invited guests celebrating the tour’s first North

American installation. The lightboxes will be covered until the sun sets, and upon darkness, the covers

will be removed to reveal stunning illumuniated works of art. The same night, a celebration will ensue at

the W Scottsdale, a local event partner, for the Red Bull Illume Official Kickoff Party. The party will be

open to the public starting at 9 p.m., and feature a musical line-up including special guest DJs. Patrons

must be 21+.

 

After visiting Scottsdale, the Red Bull Illume Exhibition Tour will continue to travel around the

world’s capitals and cultural hubs for the next two years. For additional details, please visit

www.redbullillume.com.

 

Red Bull Illume Partners:

Leica is the official partner of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest for the second time, following on from

the successful 2010 edition. New partners for 2013 are leading flash brand broncolor, and Sun-Sniper,

maker of innovative camera strap systems.

 

About Red Bull Illume:

Red Bull Illume is the world’s premier international photography competition dedicated to action and

adventure sports. Its purpose is to showcase the most exciting and creative action sports photography

on the planet as art to the wider public. The 2013 Red Bull Illume Image Quest is the third edition of the

competition after 2007 and 2010. A total of 28,257 shots were submitted by 6,417 photographers from

124 countries. The top 50 images were unveiled at a ceremony in Hong Kong and then tour the world as

a unique illuminated night-time exhibition.

 

Red Bull Illume Unveiling 2013 Hong Kong - Photo by Brian Ching See Wing-Red Bull Illume