Since 2007 Red Bull Illume Image Quest has highlighted creative and captivating images from around the globe every three years, but from this year on it will be held every two years, in response to growing interest in photography around the world (the competition attracted 34,624 images by 5,646 photographers from 120 countries in 2016).
This year the competition sees the addition of two new categories; Best of Instagram by SanDisk, which will see adventure and action sports pic entries posted in Instagram judged each month, and the Moving Image category, which will accept video sequences of five to 30 seconds in length. This takes the total number of categories to 11, with a winner from each category and an overall winner to be selected from 55 finalists and unveiled at the awards ceremony in November.
Those winners will share in over US$100,000 in prizes, so if you want to throw your photographic hat in the ring for a slice, head over to the Red Bull Illume site for more info and submit your images. And if you want an idea of what gets the judges’ attention, check out our gallery for some of the past winners.