Red Bull Illume - Image Quest 2021

Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2021

Red Bull Illume is the world’s greatest adventure and action sports imagery contest. It showcases the most creative and captivating images on the planet while illuminating the passion, lifestyle and culture behind the photographers that shoot them.

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A judging panel of 50 photo editors (including our magazine editor Theo Acworth) and digital experts will select the Finalists, Category Winners and 1 Overall Winner, to be unveiled at the Winner Award Ceremony in November 2021.

This year the total value of prizes on offer to winners is more than €200,000. But the real prize is priceless –that’s the prestige associated with being a Red Bull Illume winner. In 2022, all finalist images will be presented around the globe providing an unprecedented level of exposure.

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In 2019, a record-breaking 59,551 images were submitted by thousands of photographers from countries all around the world, with Ben Thouard taking the name as 2019’s Overall Winner with the above photo.

The Image Quest 2021 is the sixth edition bringing together the amazing work of photographers and content creators from around the world. Submissions for the contest will take place from March 01 to July 31, 2021, and can be entered on

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