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Red Bull Illume Photo Contest due in Baku

19 October 2017 17:56 (UTC+04:00)
Red Bull Illume Photo Contest due in Baku

By Laman Ismayilova

Red Bull Illume Photo Contest comes to Azerbaijan.

The world’s greatest international photography contest is dedicated to adventure and action sports. It showcases the most creative and captivating photography on the planet as art and aims to bring the public closer to the world of action sports.

Ever since Red Bull Illume started in 2007, it saw 5.645 photographers from 120 countries submitting a record-breaking 34.624 images.

A judging panel of 53 photo editors selected 55 finalists, 11 Category Winners and one Overall Winner, which were unveiled at the Red Bull Illume Winner Award Ceremony.

Today photos of the winners travel the world within the Red Bull Illume Exhibit Tour and are already sent to Baku, Trend Life reported.

Azerbaijani photographers, both amateurs and professionals, will also be able to become part of this tour. Contestants will get a chance to be represented at the unique night outdoor photo exhibition Red Bull Illume along with the world's winners of the project. Winners of the contest are expected surprises and valuable prizes, among them vouchers for the purchase of photographic equipment or mobile phones.

Within the framework of the project, one of the winners of Red Bull Illume Contest Denis Claero will visit Baku to share the secrets of mobile photography and tell which photos have more chances to win.

A photo can be taken using any portable device, including a smartphone or tablet. The image size should be more than 8 megapixels, and the file should not exceed 10 MB. Each participant can submit up to 5 photos.

The deadline for applications is November 22. After that, the panel of judges, which includes Emin Mammadov (art expert), Denis Clero (photographer) and Shirin Melikova (director of the Azerbaijani carpet museum), will select five finalists and one winner of the National competition of mobile photography.

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