The 2013 Red Bull Illume Overall Winner, Top 10 category winners and Top 50 finalists were unveiled at a spectacular ceremony held in Hong Kong on August 29th. German photographer Lorenz Holder was crowned Overall Winner for his remarkable shot of a snowboarder riding a giant satellite dish. As Overall Winner, Holder received a Leica S camera, a broncolor Move Outdoor kit and Sun-Sniper gear — a prize worth over $40,000 in total. He also won the Experimental category.
The Winner Award Ceremony was a true celebration of action and adventure sports photography with hundreds of leading photographers and editors attending. Highlights from the evening included performances by BMX flatland athletes Viki Gomez and Matthias Dandois and an illuminated dragon dance.
Afterwards, the 50 images were unveiled on 6×6 ft life-size lightboxes along Hong Kong’s famous Avenue of Stars, where they will remain for the next three weeks as a free public exhibition. Appropriately as a city known for its awesome nocturnal lights, the illuminated exhibition will open at night time only, from 8-11pm from August 30th to September 15th. Red Bull Illume will then go to the U.S. before traveling around the world’s capitals and cultural hubs for the next two years as a unique night-time exhibition.
Check out this photo gallery of incredible ocean images from some of the finalists’ in the Red Bull Illume 2013: