Thank you to all the photographers that shared their photos in the castles and palaces photo contest. A big thank you to guest judge Peter-Paul de Meijer. De Meijer's work was recognized by a number of outdoor magazines for whom he became a frequent contributor. He combines personal work with commercial assignments for various companies in the outdoors industry such as Red Bull, O'Neill and Motion Analysis. De Meijer has been shifting his photographic interests towards travel, adventurous sports and food photography. In 2011 he started an on-going collaboration with 3 star Michelin chef Sergio Herman. His work has been featured in a variety of editorial magazines, such as Traveller's World (Europe), Whitebook (China) and Powder Magazine (USA), amongst others.

A big thank you to PhaseOne for providing the awesome prizes for the GrandJury and People's Choice selections.

Grand Jury Winner

"For being the most technical one. It is clear that the photographer had contemplated the scene before making the photo and did an effort to make it. He chose a beautiful castle and waited until all stars, in the form of a clear night and full moon  had aligned. " - Peter-Paul de Meijer

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"There were multiple photos of this very unique Scottish location, but I liked the simple, yet strong composition and almost fairy tail post-processing of this the most." - Peter-Paul de Meijer

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"Another beautiful castle in Scotland. The time of day and the warm light touching the castle, with a light haze in the background gives the photo the attention it deserves." - Peter-Paul de Meijer

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