Red Bull Illume Unveiling – Dublin, Ireland

The Red Bull Illume unveiling took place August 31st in Dublin, Ireland

Chris Burkard’s image of Peter Mendria riding waves on Chile’s West Coast in golden sunlight was named Overall Winner of the world’s biggest action and adventure sports photography competition. When the guests exited the 16th century ceremony hall onto Trinity College Dublins’ front square, a packed plaza with over 2000 visitors were anxiously awaiting them. General public and media accorded them with more excitement and admiration than the men behind the lens are normally used to, but they all clearly enjoyed being the stars of this night!

Red Bull Illume 2010 winners are:

Experimental – Daniel Grund (GER)

New Creativity – Eric Berger (CAN)

SanDisk Sequence – Miguel Lopez-Virgen (MEX)

Energy – Stuart Gibson (AUS)

Illumination Chris Burkhard (USA)

Playground Tim Korbmacher (GER)

Culture Vincent Perraud (FRA)

Spirit Adam Kokot (POL)

Wings Marcel Lämmerhirt (GER)

Close up Nathan Smith (AUS)

Please find attached the press release, winner interview and quotes of the night, as well as some first impressions of this unbelievable evening. Also attached are the links to access all high resolution winning images. Please visit to receive the Top 50 images and lifestyle photos from the night including portraits of the 10 winners. Access the moving images directly via

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