Red Bull Illume 2013 partnered with Leica Camera AG

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Red Bull partnered again with Leica Camera AG for their 2013 photo contest for action and adventure sports. Leica S and X2 cameras will be awarded to the winners. More details in the press release (Google translated):

Solms (ots) - Leica Camera AG is again this year partner of the Red Bull Illume 2013, the world's largest photo contest for action and adventure sports. The launch of the new tender was fired on 1 December 2012. Interested parties may continue until 30 April 2013 participate and their recordings under www.redbullillume.com submit.

The international jury of the Red Bull Illume 2013 selected from the entries and awarded a total of 50 finalists ten category winners and the overall winner. This gets a medium format camera Leica S. The best entries from each category will be awarded with a digital compact camera Leica X2. Among the categories of competition include lifestyle , playground, energy, spirit, close up, wings, sequence, New Creativity, experimental and illumination. The announcement of the finalists at the awards ceremony takes place in late August 2013 in Hong Kong. There are presented the TOP 50 pictures and shown after the world in a unique photo exhibition.

The Red Bull Illume photo contest was announced for the first time the 2007th After a further announcement in 2010 of the prestigious contest runs now for the third time, the participation of Leica Camera AG on the current competition was at Photokina 2012, where known. In previous years, convinced tens of thousands, world-class submissions, the jury.

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  • writergenotype

    Lemmie get this straight: Nobody I can think of shoots action or adventure sports with a Leica camera. Just…doesn’t…work. Yet Red Bull is partnering with Leica for this contest.

    So, you shoot with a brand actually CAPABLE of capturing action and adventure sports, and then you win an X2 or S2?

    Ohhhh-Kaaay… Sell them and buy more proper gear, I suppose.

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