Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best shots of castles in this photo contest with chances at a Spinlight 360 Extreme and more.

A special thanks to a friend, professional photographer and viewbug collaborator Kavan Cardoza for his participation as a guest judge in this photo contest. Known in the photography and art world as Kavan the Kid, he is a conceptual photographer specializing in Dark Surrealism. Kavan uses his photography as an outlet for exploring his emotions, his own personal experiences, and his overall outlook on humanity. Kavan takes the real and raw emotions that one encounters when dealing with depression and puts a dark, surrealist twist on them. Photography has always been Kavan's therapy. His escape.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner  "Dream Within A Dream " by pedroquintela

Dream Within A Dream by pedroquintela - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

Congratulations Runner Up "Koppelpoort " by Fannie_Jowski

Koppelpoort by Fannie_Jowski - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

Congratulations Runner Up "Fairytales " by george_kossieris

Fairytales by george_kossieris - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

Congratulations Amateur Winner "Herstmonceaux Castle Sussex UK " by alecsmart

Herstmonceaux Castle Sussex UK by alecsmart - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

Congratulations People's Choice "Welcome to Dreamland! " by MaxMontella

Welcome to Dreamland! by MaxMontella - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Leeds Castle warming up in the early morning sun " by markivaldi

Leeds Castle warming up in the early morning sun by markivaldi - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Rocca Calascio Fortress " by giacomomarchegiani

Rocca Calascio Fortress by giacomomarchegiani - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Take Cover " by jmurre

Take Cover by jmurre - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Chenonceau Castle with Florence " by marcwildpassion

Chenonceau Castle with Florence by marcwildpassion - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Le Mont-Saint-Michel " by maperick

Le Mont-Saint-Michel by maperick - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Burg Eltz " by martinpodt

Burg Eltz by martinpodt - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Kilchurn Castle " by Badgrandad

Kilchurn Castle by Badgrandad - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Dunrobin Castle " by MarkGillespiePhotography

Dunrobin Castle by MarkGillespiePhotography - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"trencin " by telmark

trencin  by telmark - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Leeds Castle 3 " by tripvis

Leeds Castle 3 by tripvis - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Resistencia " by albertoenisosbajasmoreno

Resistencia  by albertoenisosbajasmoreno - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Gwrych Castle " by fightthelight

Gwrych Castle by fightthelight - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Katz Schloss " by Bobwhite

Katz Schloss by Bobwhite - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Lake Bled " by alekrivec

Lake Bled by alekrivec - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Galloway retreat " by billblenman

Galloway retreat by billblenman - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Eilean Donan " by shanewheelphoto

Eilean Donan by shanewheelphoto - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Singer Castle " by maryannwamboldt

Singer Castle by maryannwamboldt - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Bodiam " by kimberleyvance

Bodiam  by kimberleyvance - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Matsumoto Castle " by Tpellett

Matsumoto Castle by Tpellett - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"dunrobin castle " by barrywilton

dunrobin castle by barrywilton - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Frederiksborg Castle " by KarstenStanleyAndersen

Frederiksborg Castle by KarstenStanleyAndersen - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Casa Loma " by fentonma

Casa Loma by fentonma - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Delightful ruins " by Amanda_Wakefield

Delightful ruins by Amanda_Wakefield - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"zamek " by AgnieszkaD

zamek by AgnieszkaD - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Lincoln castle UK. " by RuwanFonseka

Lincoln castle UK. by RuwanFonseka - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"windsorcastle " by pauljackson_4080

windsorcastle by pauljackson_4080 - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"stalker castle " by beamieyoung

stalker castle by beamieyoung - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"fantasy Castle " by peterupmanis

fantasy Castle by peterupmanis - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Bodiam Castle " by DaveMctography

Bodiam Castle by DaveMctography - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Sunset at Caernarfon castle " by delhunter

Sunset at Caernarfon castle by delhunter - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"DSC_0886-Edit " by rossdixon

DSC_0886-Edit by rossdixon - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"A Stroll in Montjuïc Castle. " by mattpaskinphoto

A Stroll in Montjuïc Castle. by mattpaskinphoto - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Hamlets Home " by Galskjaer

Hamlets Home by Galskjaer - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Tinmal " by vladimirchuyko

Tinmal by vladimirchuyko - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"The Arch ! " by siddhart

The Arch ! by siddhart - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Rosenborg Slot " by olesteffensen

Rosenborg Slot by olesteffensen - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Connemara Region, Kylemore Abby 2 , Ireland " by brucejacky

Connemara Region, Kylemore Abby 2 , Ireland by brucejacky - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"20120603-DSC_0374 " by RichardShore

20120603-DSC_0374 by RichardShore - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Windsor Castle from Courtyard-.JPG " by layers21

Windsor Castle from Courtyard-.JPG by layers21 - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Torrechiara sunset " by AntonioPedroniPhoto

Torrechiara sunset by AntonioPedroniPhoto - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Leeds castle " by bridgephotography

Leeds castle by bridgephotography - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Caernarfon Castle " by christopherbrearley

Caernarfon Castle by christopherbrearley - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Burg eltz " by DonnadaYetta

Burg eltz by DonnadaYetta - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"_Peñiscola " by HadaMagicaFotografia

_Peñiscola  by HadaMagicaFotografia - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Chambord " by dennisrathbun

Chambord by dennisrathbun - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Saint-Malo - Bretagne (FR) " by CedricMayence

Saint-Malo - Bretagne (FR) by CedricMayence - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Days Gone By " by larryplatner

Days Gone By by larryplatner - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"IMG_20190530_191308 " by ITSRIANNEKE

IMG_20190530_191308 by ITSRIANNEKE - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Castle Fraser.jpeg " by eugenerutter

Castle Fraser.jpeg by eugenerutter - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Penrhyn castle North Wales " by jasoncervi

Penrhyn castle North Wales by jasoncervi - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"The high life 2 " by Evolutiongetscreative

The high life 2 by Evolutiongetscreative - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Czocha castle " by MarketaNovak

Czocha castle by MarketaNovak - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Autumn Eltz " by vincentcroce

Autumn Eltz by vincentcroce - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Castle Eltz " by Bilderschmied-Danz

Castle Eltz by Bilderschmied-Danz - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Mont Saint-Michel " by KarineEyE

Mont Saint-Michel by KarineEyE - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Another world " by saintek

Another world by saintek - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Lulworth Castle " by Keefyboy

Lulworth Castle by Keefyboy - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Corfe castle " by mattbenham

Corfe castle  by mattbenham - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"infinite faith " by eelcovanroden

infinite faith by eelcovanroden - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"First visitor " by zarkopiljak

First visitor by zarkopiljak - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Broadway tower.. " by lizziemellis

Broadway tower.. by lizziemellis - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Haapsalu in spring " by Robert222

Haapsalu in spring by Robert222 - Castles And Fortresses Photo Contest

"Neuschwanstein Castle " by Dana_Walker