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Red Bull Illume 2013 Category: Wings Athletes: Hubert Schober and Kedley Oliveti Photographer: Dimitrios Kontizas // Dimitrios Kontizas / Red Bull Illume // P-20130829-00179 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

The deadline for submissions to the Red Bull Illume photography competition is looming, with less than a month remaining before entries close.

Touted as the world’s greatest action and adventure sports photography contest, photographers have until March 31, 2016 to submit their shots for a chance to be part of the prestigious photography contest and put their names on a map.

The contest consists of 11 categories: Close Up, Energy, Enhance, Lifestyle, Masterpiece by Yodobashi, New Creativity, Playground, Sequence by Sony, Spirit, Wings and the new addition – Mobile. The inclusion of a Mobile category allows smartphone and tablet photographers to enter and share the amazing shots hidden on their mobile devices. Head over to redbullillume.com and check out the full list of categories.

The images are judged by a panel of 50 photo editors from prominent international sports, news, lifestyle and photography publications, who will select the 55 best shots, including the 11 Category Winners and the Overall Winner.

Red Bull Illume 2013 Category: Lifestyle by Leica Athletes: Jake Marshall, Taylor Clark, Frankie Harrer, Colt Ward, Thelen Whorrell, Nolan Rapoza and Dryden Brown Photographer: Morgan Maassen // Morgan Maassen / Red Bull Illume // P-20130829-00195 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

“I am fascinated how action and adventure sports photographers are able to create beautiful images in difficult environments,” said Amber Matsumoto, Red Bull Illume judge and photography and multimedia manager at Yahoo Sports. “Contests like Red Bull Illume give the public the opportunity to really appreciate the art that these photographers are creating.”

Once judging is complete, the finalist images will be unveiled at the Red Bull Illume Winner Award Ceremony in the autumn of 2016, before travelling to capitals and cultural hubs across the world as part of a unique night-time photo exhibition. More details about the Winner Award Ceremony, unveiling and tour will be announced on www.redbullillume.com in the coming months.

To date, thousands of images have been submitted from all over the world. However, the Red Bull Illume team is keen to ensure that great images aren’t left sitting idle on hard drives and laptops and encourage all photographers to find and enter any overlooked shots.

Red Bull Illume 2013 Category: Illumination Athlete: Travis Rice Photographer: Scott Serfas // Scott Serfas / Red Bull Illume // P-20130829-00194 // Usage for editorial use only // Please go to www.redbullcontentpool.com for further information. //

The various winners will walk away with amazing photographic prizes, including some of the latest cameras and photography accessories. If the combination of prizes, worldwide exposure and the exhibition tour isn’t enough motivation, have a look at the inspiring stories on www.redbullillume.com to find out how the contest transformed the careers of former finalists and winners.