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Fairy and impressive castles
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Hunyad Castle

Built in a Renaissance-Gothic style and constructed over the site of an older fortification on a rock above the small Zlaști River, the castle is a large and imposing structure with tall towers, bastions, an inner courtyard, diversely coloured roofs, and a myriad windows and balconies adorned with stone carvings. The castle also features a double wall for enhanced fortification and is flanked by both rectangular and circular towers, an architectural innovation for the period's Transylvanian architecture. Some of the towers (the Capistrano Tower, the Deserted Tower and the Drummers' Tower) were used as prisons. The Buzdugan Tower (a type of mace after which it was named) was solely built for defensive purposes and it had its exterior decorated with geometric motifs. The rectangular shaped towers have large openings to accommodate larger weapons.
In the castle yard, near the 15th-century chapel, there is a well 30 meters deep. According to the legend, this fountain was dug by twelve Turkish prisoners to whom liberty was promised if they reached water. After 15 years they completed the well, but their captors did not keep their promise. It is said that the inscription on a wall of the well means "you have water, but not soul".

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ВEAUTY OF THE CASTLES ON FOCUS Are there fairytale castles? If you believe you can take part by registering and posting your best photographs on the topic. The contest "Fairy and impressive castles" is suitable for photographers from around the world wishing to demonstrate their skills. Voting and determining the winners will be by a jury in a team of three people. 75% is the maximum score that can achieve each participant. IMPRESSIVE HISTORY AND TRADITIONS IN ONE PLACE The most famous fairytale buildings are probably those who originate from historical legends and myths. They are so magical and most of them are associated with stories and tales of their owners. Accent in photographs for participation must be castles all over the world, such as the photographer sees them through his lens. Items of shooting could be: castles; city walls; towers; fortifications; houses and other integral parts of them. Share unique footage of such historical places in our album, and we promise great rewards. PARTICIPATE AND YOU CAN WIN Any registered user may participate by paying an entry fee of 10 Wings. Organizer guarantees a prize pool of awesome 100 euros. 50% of the collected entry fees or exactly 5 WINGS, will accumulate in additional prize money over secure 100 euros. An important condition without which the competition can not start is to have at least two registered participants. Wondering what is WINGS and how much will it cost you? 1 WINGS of virtual currency on the site amounts to € 0.32, which means that each allowed to participate, will add € 1.6 to guaranteed prize pool. Winner with the highest overall score will receive a 100 euros cash prize plus 50% of the entry fees received by all participants. Ranked from 2nd to the 10th position will receive 10 WINGS, as an encouragement award in his account. To participate, you must have in the portfolio of your registration at least 10 WINGS (at a price of € 4.80) for each media. VOUBS operates with its own unique virtual currency WINGS, which is added to an online portfolio of each user and through it, entry fees for participation are paid. How can you buy the virtual currency? Very easy and fast via PayPal and ePay. The registration for participation begins at 02.12.16 and ends on on 12.01.2017. The evaluation of the media will start on 09.12.2016 and ends on 15.01.2017. Standings and results of sent for participation photos, will be visible throughout the contest. The winner and the final ranking will be announced online. WHY PARTICIPATE HERE? VOUBS platform is a place where, having some fun, you can earn money, great products and virtual currency WINGS. But that's not all. We give you more freedom and opportunities. Here every registered user can create their own projects and to offer prize money in all existing disciplines. Organizer and owner of the site and the brand VOUBS is Famozzo Group Ltd.
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44 Days

Registration period

2 December 2016  -  12 January 2017

Public voting

9 December 2016  -  15 January 2017

Jury voting

9 December 2016  -  15 January 2017

Winners announced

15 January 2017

General rules

These General rules (hereinafter referred to as the GENERAL RULES) for participation in VOUBS contests, settle the terms and conditions for participation in any contest organized through VOUBS. If there are any additional rules specified by the Organizer of the contest they are written in the field "Additional rules" and they are valid first and with an advantage to the General rules.
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Region: Not specified

Gender: All

Max participants: 11111

No watermarks or recognizing signs are allowed.

Allowed media per user: 5+

You must be the sole owner of the copyrights.