Laura El-Tantawy

Canon ambassador

Canon Ambassador and documentary photographer Laura El-Tantawy.

Redline Challenge 2022

Competition now closed.

The Redline Challenge is a competition for ambitious amateur photographers who want to challenge their creativity and test their technical know-how. Take on the brief set by Laura El-Tantawy for a chance to win Canon kit, plus an exclusive mentoring session with Laura herself.

Redline Challenge 2022

And the winner is…

Jiří Durdík from Czech Republic with his winning image: Dirt bike race

Jiří take homes the EOS R5 and RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM bundle prize and will also have a personal mentoring session with Canon ambassador and internationally renowned photographer, Laura El-Tantawy.

Dirt bike race - © Jiří Durdík


What makes a winning action shot

Redline Challenge 2022 winner Jiří Durdík joins action photographer and Canon Ambassador Vladimir Rys to talk shutter speeds, muddy cameras and upgrading kit.


Want to take part next year?

Sign up to be amongst the first to know when next year’s competition kicks off, as well as receive the latest offers from Canon, tips and tutorials, news and invites to local events.


The judging process

From a very strong shortlist of photographs selected from over 14,000 entries, find out how our three judges picked the winning image as we go behind the scenes with Kai Wong at a secret location in London, UK.


View some of the amazing entries

View some of the best entries from photography enthusiasts across Europe, the Middle East and Africa – all interesting interpretations of our split second story brief.


Capture a split second story

Watch Kai Wong & Canon ambassador Laura El-Tantawy as they reveal this year’s challenge: a split second story. From action sports to wildlife and everything in-between, capture the world how you see it and show us your split second stories.

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Laura El-Tantawy

Laura is a world renowned documentary photographer and has been exhibited and published internationally. She was a 2020 recipient of the prestigious W. Eugene Smith Grant and her series of long-term documentary projects place Laura brilliantly to act as judge and mentor for the Redline Challenge.

Push your creativity and craft with exclusive pro insights

Hone your technique as you take on the Redline Challenge.

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    How to capture split second stories

    Hear from our inspiring line-up of Canon ambassadors as they guide you through their approach to shooting split second stories, and offer up tips and tricks to help you master the brief.

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    Split-second storytelling

    Five pros explain their image-making process and share advice on crafting a narrative through a single striking photo.

  • Capture split second stories like never before

    Be creative in ways you never thought possible with our pioneering range of EOS R-System cameras. Featuring state-of-the-art technologies, access to our library of revolutionary RF lenses, and explosive continuous shooting speed, the EOS R-System is made for capturing split second stories.

  • Mirrorless Cameras

    EOS R3

    With speed at its core, this is the mirrorless camera that pro sports, news and wildlife photographers have been waiting for.
  • Mirrorless Cameras

    EOS R5

    Re-think what you know about mirrorless cameras. The EOS R5 uncompromising performance will revolutionise your photography and filmmaking.
  • Mirrorless Cameras

    EOS R6

    Whatever you shoot, however you shoot it, the EOS R6 lets you be creative in ways you never thought possible.
  • Mirrorless Cameras

    EOS R7

    Explore the wild with a camera that packs sensational speed and image quality in a portable APS-C body designed for the future.
  • Mirrorless Cameras

    EOS RP

    A small, lightweight and intuitive full-frame mirrorless camera designed for travel and everyday photography.
  • Mirrorless Cameras

    EOS R

    Full-frame mirrorless camera that opens up new creative opportunities for photographers and filmmakers.
  • RF Lenses

    RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM

    Give your full frame mirrorless photography the professional edge with a 24-70mm zoom boasting a fast aperture and 5-stops of image stabilisation.
  • Standard Lens

    RF 50mm F1.8 STM

    A compact, quiet and lightweight 50mm RF prime lens, with a wide f/1.8 aperture, perfect for harnessing your creative vision.
  • Canon Professional Services

    Members get access to CPS support, both locally and at major events; a priority repair service; and — depending on your level of membership — free back-up equipment loans.

    EOS R6
    Car light trails in evening light across a curved bridge, its supports and the ground below completely obscured by thick, cloud-like fog.

    Piotr Skrzypiec

    Redline Challenge 2021 winner

    Redline Challenge 2021 competition winner

    Piotr Skrzypiec from Slovenia

    “It’s a huge achievement. For me, as a Canon user, the prize is the best set of equipment that I could imagine,” exclaims the photographer and now owner of the Canon EOS R5 and additional Canon gear totalling over EUR 14,000.

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