\Thank you to all the photographers that shared their best photos showing castles in the Enchanted Castles Photo Contest with chances to win a DJI Phantom 3 and more!

A special thanks to our friend and professional photographer Laura Tillinghast for her collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Laura Tillinghast is a native of Northern California and has been an artist most of her life. She discovered photography as her true passion in college and from that point on she has never put her camera down. Shooting primarily advertising and editorial content, she has found herself photographing everything from gourmet cheese to gorgeous models (though not at the same time). Whenever she shoots she keeps the same goal in mind no matter the subject matter: make it beautiful.

Congratulations Grand Jury Winner "Singer Castle" by maryannwamboldt

"The quality of light in this photo is breathtaking. The sun rising behind and through the castle adds such depth and drama to an already impressive composition. Simply stunning." - Laura Tillinghast

Congratulations Runner Up "Kilchurn" by strOOp

"I could stare at this photo for hours. The reflection of the landscape in the still water creates a beautiful kaleidoscope effect that is hard to look away from. The cascading greens and yellows of the surrounding landscape add a wonderful feeling of life to a perfectly still image.  " - Laura Tillinghast

Congratulations Runner Up "Eltz..." by kbrowko

"This photo feels like stepping into a fairytale world. The composition of the road stretching into the distance invites the viewer forward and pulls them in. Very well done." - Laura Tillinghast

Congratulations Amateur Winner "The Castle of Ni" by Sitan1

Congratulations People's Choice "Haderburg im Nebel" by spidi1981

"Light fortification 2" by JuanPablo-deMiguel

"Koppelpoort" by Fannie_Jowski

"Eilean Donan Castle" by andrzejbieniek

"Schloss Moyland 1" by kerryellis

"Stormy weather at Torre Astura." by Gilmour82

"Chenonceau Castle with Florence " by marcwildpassion

"Perfect Kilchurn" by chrismarr

"Trakoscan" by zarkopiljak

"Golden Autumn" by NielsFahrenkrogPhoto

"Dunrobin Castle" by MarkGillespiePhotography

"EyleneDoonan" by Nafrea

"when roses start to grow.jpg" by CmoonView

"Peles Castle" by 13th

"Burg Eltz, Germany." by snapshopped

"Eilean Donan Castle Scotland" by mopimops

"Palace Chateau Chambord" by kathymuhle

"cheanonceau castle" by Angus80

"Ostrovica" by nikosladic

"Forgotten" by MariaBander

"The Tower of time" by remedios

"Eltz" by andrewboykov

"St Andrews Cathedral" by ericschaerphotography

"The Castle" by paolakervin

"Poppies and castle" by biagiosalerno

"Sunset at Boccale Castle" by emanuelebaroncelli

"Queen of my castle..." by valsdarkroom

"Neuschwanstein castle" by dimaou

"Whispers of the past" by DoraArt

"Castle de Haar" by albertdros

"Hamlets Home" by Galskjaer

"Holy Island Sunset" by tomrogers

"Sunset at the Sacred San Michele abbey" by fabrizioferraris

"Chambord, France" by PatriZioMBusnel

"IMG_5899.2" by tanazcha

"Cascais" by David-B

"Sunset at Caernarfon castle" by delhunter

"Burg Eltz - Disney Castle" by madspeteriversen

"Magic castle" by DanielKordan

"The Tower" by Jellyfire

"Arundel Castle" by MikeW

"Eilean Donan" by A-Kamermans

"Milky Way over Aci Castello comp" by 2492_8581

"Dunguaire Castle" by FredGramoso

"Mont Saint Michel " by Rodrigueelhajj

"Le Temple Neuf " by alindinu

"Autumn Fairytale " by Daniel-Photography

"IMG_9454" by Mulrain_Photography

"Echoes from the past " by enricofossati

"Perfect Kilchurn" by chrismarr

"Kilchurn Castle" by neilbarr

"fantasy Castle" by peterupmanis

"Alhambra Sunrise (1)" by Farer_Photo

"Autumn Eltz" by vincentcroce

"castlenaud" by dafleonard

"T A L E S" by Silentshoot-Photography

"Eerie Overwatch" by vanOgtropPhotography

"Nervi Sunrise" by Tiziano

"Eilean Donan Castle" by JImwy

"Mont Saint Michel light trails" by patrice-vallet

"Game of Thrones" by ivanferrerophoto

"Enchanted by Eilean" by wallithewalrus