At a spectacular ceremony in Hong Kong, the winners were announced, with the standard of entries blowing away the guests as well as the judges.
“There are talented photographers and then there are gifted photographers,” said Jym Wilson, senior photo editor at USA Today and one of 50 judges of Red Bull Illume. “I saw a lot of talent, but also saw some truly gifted photographers. These are not just action photographers, but people with great technical and artistic skills.”
Find out more about the winners and their images below and check out redbullillume.com for more on the 2013 Image Quest.