Top 10 Finalists of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest Photo Competition

Red Bull Illume features the photographers who go through extraordinary lengths to capture the best images in extreme sports. With 30,000 entries from 124 countries, the competition is the largest and most renowned of its kind. The top 250 photos are bound in a hardcover numbered collector’s edition and shipped all over the world to experts in the field to be judged in ten different categories such as spirit, energy, sequence, etc. The top five images from each category are then enlarged to fit a 10×10 illuminated cube to be displayed in a one-of-a-kind nighttime-only outdoor exhibition. The contest aims to ‘illuminate’ the works of those behind the lens and to share the world of action sports to the public. Below are the top 10 finalists whose cubes are part of the traveling exhibition currently touring the globe.

1. Category Finalist 2013: Close Up

Photographer: Jeroen Nieuwhuis
Athlete: Erik Journée
Location: Denekamp, Netherlands



2. Category Finalist 2013: Illumination

Photographer: Scott Serfas
Athlete: Travis Rice
Location: Tordrillo Mountains, AK, USA



3. Category Finalist 2013: Lifestyle by Leica

Photographer: Morgan Maassen
Athlete: Jake Marshall, Taylor Clark, Frankie Harrer, Colt Ward, Thelen Whorrell, Nolan Rapoza, Dryden Brown
Location: Tavarua, Fiji



4. Category Finalist 2013: Experimental

Photographer: Lorenz Holder
Athlete: Jordan Mendenhall
Location: Örnsköldsvik, Sweden



5. Category Finalist 2013: Wings

Photographer: Samo Vidic
Athlete: Jorge Ferzuli
Location: Athens, Greece



6. Category Finalist 2013: New Creativity

Photographer: Daniel Vojtech
Athlete: Tomas Slavik
Location: Prague, Czech Republic



7. Category Finalist 2013: Sequence

Photographer: Zakary Noyle
Athlete: Gabriel Medina
Location: Oahu, HI, USA



8. Category Finalist 2013: Playground

Photographer: Lorenz Holder
Athlete: Xaver Hoffmann
Location: Raisting, Germany



9. Category Finalist 2013: Spirit

Photographer: Chris Burkard
Athlete: Keith Malloy, Dane Gudauskas
Location: Unstad, Lofoten Islands, Norway



10. Category Finalist 2013: Energy

Photographer: Romina Amato
Athlete: Todor Spasov
Location: Vila Franca do Campo, Azores, Portugal

Todor Spasov - Action