The winners of the 2013 Red Bull Illume will be unveiled in the city of Hong Kong — and all 50 finalists will be invited to the grand ceremony! With its iconic skyline and burgeoning cultural scene, the buzzing city offers the perfect backdrop and starting point for the Red Bull Illume exhibition.

With five weeks remaining until submissions close, the countdown is now on, but there’s still time to shoot that winning shot! Or who knows, maybe it’s already sitting on your desktop.

You can enter your best images online at If you have already entered, remember that you can submit a maximum of five images in each of the ten categories, so don’t hold back!


There is a 50 strong team of judges from some of the world’s top sports, news and lifestyle magazines who are waiting to go through the images. They include photo editors from Gazetta dello Sport, L’Equipe and USA Today. Check out the team here.

If you need more incentive, the overall winner will receive the new Leica S camera, while category winners will each receive a Leica X2. Other prizes will include broncolor’s new Move, their portable flash, and the latest strap system from Sun-Sniper.

Get shooting now and hopefully we’ll see your entry amongst the 50 finalists in Hong Kong at the end of August!