A special thanks to all the photographers that shared their best rural shots in this photo contest with chances to win a Gift Card and more!

A special thanks to friend and professional photographer Jarrod Castaing for his collaboration as a guest judge in this photo contest. Jarrod Castaing is an internationally award-winning Australian photographer specializing in landscape photography and photo workshops from our amazing world. Having been fortunate enough to travel through over 45 countries (and counting!), his passion is capturing those moments of light that only last for a few minutes, twice a day. Featured in publications and exhibitions, including the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in Washington DC, Jarrod's photographs are held in collections around the world.

"Lost in the mist.. " by elenapardini

"Morning Revelation 2 " by Hstarr

"Dodge City " by alishaclarke

"Odyssey of an Avenue II " by Jan_Smid_MQEP

"All-together " by petersvoboda

"Freiston WWII Digs 5 " by peteranthonyrollings

"Fantastic Landscape " by VDPFreelancer

"The Chapel " by jansieminski

"Bando Beauty " by Laurelle_June

"Soft light on Palouse Hills " by kathrynsklenakdannay

"The Merino's " by Nishant-101

"Aiming at Tucson " by Scopppock

"Sunset Spirit " by pedroquintela

"Somewhere in Tuscany " by przemyslawchola

"Breadbasket " by GayleLucci

"DSC_5868 " by KSMesser

"Misty Morning " by NiCoBoCo

"Story about tree II " by tadejturk

"a morning in may " by ircacaplikas

"golden " by pauljoinson

"She listen to me " by teetee1852

"...morning fog... " by jaroslavbil

"Through The Darkness Came Light " by framing-places

"The red barns " by beamieyoung

"Tuscany Rolls " by ashlibrookephotography

"In wonderland " by andreacelli

"Curved River " by pixadeleon

"Mount Washington Snapshot " by keeley15lf

"Lavender_Fields-ElleStaples " by ellestaples

"A Wintery Summer " by Jean-Massry

"Jaune " by VascoDeGarba

"Stormy sky " by soulcatcher

"IMG_7090 " by MonikaKalmar

"trees blue sky 2015_10_26_0577 " by christophreiter

"Dakar Aspens " by terryshampoe

"Tree " by HatcatPhotography

"Cipresso " by Markus_van_Hauten

"THE MILL " by vladsokolovsky

"irish flag landscape " by Jbowersphotography

"Roadside Sunset " by rhmimages

"Colorado Lightning " by shannondizmang

"Malham landscape " by Dickiebird

"wheat storm " by RAWrightphotography

"Gathering Winds " by tpruessner

"HDP_7785 " by HDigitalPics

"countryroad 51 " by Kcable

"Fields of Gold " by RAPJones

"Golden Hour " by maraleite

"Pumpkin Picking " by HamptonPhotography

"Spring storm " by mattspeight

"Start the day " by Prijaznica

"Seceda sunrise large " by kaihornung

"Layers " by swqaz

"Sunset over the fence " by MarkGillespiePhotography

"Barley " by bracey

"Journeys End " by bevlea

"Lost in time!!!!! " by erickgarza

"Golden Sunrise " by pietrorango

"Flower Power " by peterfoldiak

"31 " by johnhoward

"Dusk in the Yarrow Valley " by NickSilverstein

"Fall in Aal " by TommyRamone

"Long way home " by NatashaHaggard

"Fields of Gold II " by SteffenE

"Highway To Freedom " by NielsFahrenkrogPhoto

"Wheat in the Wind " by jenne

"Green Hills (re-post) " by Eifeltiger

"Corn Field " by pemaphoto

"Longji " by igorbabichenko

"The Barn at Bear Butte " by (A)KendraKPK

"General Cut " by (A)MiguelMartins

"the final mile " by (A)Margi

"Fields of gold " by (A)JackieT

"wheatfield tree " by (A)wolfman57

"Sempre em pé " by (A)AdCarreira

"Easter Saturday Barn " by (A)hartmanc10

"Rage of Mother Nature " by (A)JAStandring

"Cabin in field " by (A)DianeT

"maribelshelf " by (A)Tai2055

"bologna-pragatto " by (A)crissdiamond

"Kampina 1 " by (A)iriswaanders

"Into the Light " by (A)deannadanielle

"Wanderlust. " by (A)nootography

"Spring... " by kbrowko

"Sweet hills " by albertoghizzipanizza

"Morning light " by saintek

"see you next year " by kasper

"One more time a round " by aaronjgroen

"Farmland under a sky full of color " by nandoharmsen

"Beyond " by taarnes

"Church at the Crossroad " by dyanpratt

"From Behind " by akphotographystudio

"Italian vineyards 4 " by livioferrari

"bellings " by joecas