Top 250 Images can be browsed here: http://www.redbullillume.com
(tip: the flash site can be a bit hard to navigate, but if you click on one of the images, then look for the 'full screen' button, you can click your way through the photos with full screen display)
Press release about the unveiling:
The Worldâs Best Action and Adventure Sports Photography To Be Unveiled in Dublin September 2nd, 2010.
The best 50 photos from nearly 23,000 action and adventure sports images that were entered into the Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2010 will be displayed in Dublin, Ireland at a stunning unveiling exhibition from September 2, 2010. As night time falls, the 50 winning images will illuminate the court of Trinity College. The university, in the heart of Irelandâs capital city, will host the exhibition for ten days.
This is arguably the worldâs greatest collection of action and adventure sports photography and it is fully open to the public. Founded in the 16th century, Trinity College is one of the worldâs most prestigious universities, boasts a long and rich history of artistic excellence, and remains an important part of Irelandâs cultural history. Amongst its most famous alumni are writers such as Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker (Dracula), while itâs also home to the world famous âBook of Kellsâ a priceless eighth-century artifact. Fifty-three judges from around the world are voting to find the photos that stand out most for their composition, creativity and artistic flair. The judges will also vote for ten category winners and one overall winner â the results of which will be kept under close guard and will be announced at the Unveiling Ceremony.
âThese are truly incredible images, I was floored,â said Judge Nick Hamilton Director of Photography at Transworld Snowboarding. âIt will be amazing to see them as a collection.âââStaggeredâ is the word that comes to mind when considering the quality of images in this yearâs Red Bull Illume,â says Steve Dickinson of Adventure Magazine. âAs a judge I was staggered by the quality, staggered at the variety and staggered by the creativity. I spend my professional life immersed in action based images and this yearâs entries to Red Bull Illume are without doubt the very cream of the worldâs best action images.âFor those who cannot wait for the Unveiling, a sneak peek of the 250 semi-finalist images on is now online. This is the first time the semi-finalists have been made public although the images remain anonymous in order to preserve impartiality for the remainder of the judging phase.