13th Annual AMPC Finalists Announced

13th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography CompetitionThis year’s panel of esteemed jurors have selected the 50 finalists for this year’s Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition, from over 1,100 submissions.

Final judging to select this year’s Best In Show and individual category winners will take place prior to the public exhibition opening on March 4, 2016 at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC.  The exhibition and voting for the People’s Choice Award opens on Friday, March 4 at 5:00 p.m. and closes on March 18, 2016 5:00 p.m.

Once voting for the People’s Choice Award ends on March 18, 2016, competition organizers will announce this year’s award winners on www.appmtnphotocomp.com and www.facebook.com/appmtphotocomp the following day.

Congratulations to this year’s finalists and thanks to everyone for submitting such great images! Your entry fees not only help raise funds for Appalachian State University’s Outdoor Programs SOLE Trips for students, but also show the world the unique people, places, and pursuits that distinguish the Southern Appalachians.

And the finalists are . . .

Adventure :: Imagery depicting mountain sports such as climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, etc.
Drew Bennett Open Water Workout
Dylan McKinney Soul Surfing
Eric Heistand Grandfather Mountain Men
Kristian Jackson Black/White Diamond
Lynn Willis Edge of a Dream
William Mauney Stateline Falls – Watauga River Race 2014
Brandon Jett Celestial Hangover
Blue Ridge Parkway – Where the Parkway Meets the Sky :: A rotating category each year with a different theme.
Andrew Caldwell The Sentinel
Hanna Wilson Thunder Hill Overlook
Scott Ramsey Picnic on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Sharon Canter Nightfall at the Manor
Todd Feldman Raven’s Roost in Black & White
Alison E. Foster Carriage Trail Clouds
Andi Gelsthorpe Wrong Feet The Lump MP264.4
Culture :: Imagery depicting the people, their customs, traditions, architecture, and ways of life unique to the Southern Appalachian region.
James K. Fay Killing Hog
Jason Tarr American Blessings
Maggie Flanigan Maggie’s Lights
Micah J. Henry Making Molasses, Alexander Co., NC
Mitzi Gellman Boone Fork Baptism
Elle Olivia Anderson Robert with Christmas Dinner
Elle Olivia Anderson Tom and Roxie
James K. Fay Brother Carol
James K. Fay Hanging the Top
Environment :: Imagery documenting environmental concerns in Central and Southern Appalachia.
James M. Davidson Nest, found near Boone, NC, with plastic netting
Heather Wolf Turner Cannon Memories
Amy Morrison Hayden Oil beauty after the storm
Adam Webster Polluted Paradise
Sam Brown Helping Hives
Lynda Ward Aftermath
Keely Kernan Coal
Keely Kernan Cabin Creek
Jason Tarr Down the Drain
Flora and Fauna :: Imagery of plants and animals common to the Southern Appalachians.
Jeffrey Stoner Al dente
Joseph Balcken Collection
Raven Moffett Dripping Triptych
Rob Moore Bo the Red-tailed Hawk
Steve Yocom Winter Fairy Tale
Chuck Almarez After the Rain
Deborah Scannell Morning Catch
Halle Keighton Black Crow
Landscape :: Scenic imagery capturing the rich diversity and natural beauty of the Southern Appalachian region.
Nathan Sales Appalachian Nocturne
Robert Vance Rock, Water, Leaves
Skip Sickler Grandfather Mountain – June 13, 2014
Skip Sickler Sunrise, Mile-High Bridge, Grandfather Mountain
Tim Williams Wuthering
Annkatrin Rose Forest Tunnel
Cathy Anderson Widow’s Creek Falls
Charles Johnson CJ Ice and Waterscape
Chris Almerini Frozen Linville Falls
Kathryn Greven The North Star

For more information about this photography competition, please visit www.appmtnphotocomp.org, or call Outdoor Programs at 828.262.2475.

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  1. I am fairly new to the BRPD and I absolutely LOVE your FB page! The entries for this contest have me MESMERIZED! Thank you for sharing! It amazes me how beautiful and clear the stars are in the Blue Ridge / Appalachian Mountain area…. I’m going back to look at all the photos AGAIN! Thank you!

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