Sun, Aug 18 2013 4:00 am |
Red Bull Illume was introduced in 2007 and has quickly become the premier and most prestigious action sports image competition—with follow-up contests in 2010 and again in 2013. With 10 themed categories, each contest has seen an increasing amount of entries from talented photographers the world over, and according to Red Bull, the 2013 numbers break down like this, “We received a total of 28,257 images, that’s almost 25% more than in the 2010 contest. We received submissions from 6,417 different photographers, an increase of almost 50% from the last competition. Photographers come from 124 countries – the top three are USA, Brazil and United Kingdom.” With those huge numbers in mind, breaking into the top 250 finalists is a huge feat in itself, and BMX made a great showing with 40 images! From here, the judges have to select the top 50, and those images will be presented in Hong Kong at the winner award ceremony on August 29, where the winners of each category and the overall winner will be announced. For now, feast your eyes on this awesome collection of photos that makes up the BMX portion of the 2013 Red Bull Illume top 250 and congratulations to all the photographers. Also, you should check out all of the top 250 images here.