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Chris Burkard’s landscape-style surf image won the grand-prize Illumination category. ©Chris Burkard/Red Bull Illume

Red Bull announced the category winners of it international Illume 2010 competition, recognizing the best action and adventure sports photographs. Categories included: the grand-prize Illumination category, Close-ups, New Creativity, Culture, Energy, Experimental, Playground, Sequence, Spirit and Wings.

More than 4,337 photographers submitted their work to the competition from 112 countries. In total 22,764 images were submitted, more than three times the number that were submitted the last time the competition was held in 2007.

To see all of the category winners, and to read about their images, follow the link: Red Bull Illume