Red Bull Illume, the world’s premier action and adventure sports photography competition, has revealed the winners of its 2010 Image Quest.
50 finalists were unveiled on yesterday at a ceremony in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Chris Burkard (USA) received the honor of being voted the Overall Winner. His image of surfer Peter Mendria riding the waves in golden sunlight on Chile's West Coast (pictured) was selected by a international Jury of 53 photo experts, winning him a Leica S2 camera worth €30.000 and prizes from SanDisk, J.Lindeberg and Lowepro.
The category winners (pictured in gallery, left) and finalists in the top 50 images were selected from the 22,764 images submitted to the 2010 Image Quest by thousands of photographers worldwide after an extensive search for the world's best photographs in BMX, surfing, skateboarding, B.A.S.E jumping, climbing, motor and winter sports.
The top 250 images have been published in high-quality hardback and is available for purchase for fans of the images.
Check out the website www.redbullillume.com to see all the work and for updates on the nominated photographers and tour as well as picture galleries, news, interviews and videos about the world of action sports photography.