Red Bull Illume is, according to Red Bull, “the world’s greatest international photography contest” dedicated to action and adventure sports. Bringing in entries from over 120 different countries and looking at the recently announced winners it is hard not to agree that Red Bull have a point.

Over 5,500 photographers submitted 34,624 images for the 2016 competition with the overall winner receiving a massive €40,000 voucher from Japanese electronic consumer goods company Yodobashi and numerous category prizes from companies such as Sony, Broncolor, Tamrac and G-Technology.

Having so many entries Red Bull drafted in 55 photo editors to whittle down the submitted images to 11 category winners and one overall winner.

Have a look at the winning images and let them inspire you to go out with your camera and take some amazing sports and action images!

The overall winner is: Lorenz Holder

Red Bull Action and sports photographs

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Category: Mobile
Photographer: Vegard Aasen

Red Bull Photography Competition

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Category: Wings
Photographer: Micky Wiswedel

Redbull Photography contest

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Category: Spirit
Photographer: Dean Treml

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© Copyright Dean Treml. All Rights Reserved.

Category: Close-up
Photographer: Denis Klero

Photographer Denis Klero

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Category: Energy
Photographer: Luke Shadbolt

Luke Shadbolt Photographer

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Category: Sequence
Photographer: Daniel Vojtech

Daniel Vojtech Photography

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Category: Lifestyle
Photographer: Jody Macdonald

Jody Macdonald Photographer

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Category: Enhance
Photographer: Dean Treml

Dean Treml Photographer

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Category: New Creativity
Photographer: Ale Di Lullo

Ale Di Lullo Photographer

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Category: Playground
Photographer: Lorenz Holder

Lorenz Holder Photographer

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Christian Keenan
When not blogging for MyMemory Christian Keenan is a professional photographer.

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