Submissions for 2021 are open
We’re excited to say that Red Bull Illume Image Quest is back for its sixth edition after a record-breaking 59,551 submissions in 2019. The submissions phase has officially begun, which means you can submit your best imagery from March 1 until July 31, 2021 via redbullillume.com and Instagram. There are 10 categories to choose from, and you can trust us when we say that choosing the right category is important, because it highly influences the judges’ decisions.
There are 9 categories returning for the 2021 edition, which are: Masterpiece by SanDisk, Emerging, Energy by Red Bull Photography, Creative, Innovation by EyeEm, Playground, Lifestyle by COOPH, and RAW by Leica. Best of Instagram, which is now sponsored by Lenovo, is also back and has a few updates. The first is that content creators can submit still or moving image, which will be judged separately resulting in 2 Category Winners. One thing stays the same, and that’s that the people get the final say through community voting on redbullilume.com.
This edition also introduces a brand-new category for people to enter called Photo Story. Sometimes there’s more to a scene than a single image can convey, so Red Bull Illume is giving creators the opportunity share their stories using a slideshow format, from 30 seconds up to 3 minutes. We’re excited to see the submissions, because this category opens up the contest to a whole new level of creativity.