14th Annual AMPC Finalists Announced

This year’s panel of esteemed jurors have selected 47 finalists for this year’s Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition, from nearly 1,000 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 3, 2017 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 3 at 5:00 p.m. and closes on March 24, 2017 5:00 p.m.

Once voting for the People’s Choice Award ends on March 24, 2017, 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.
Candice Corbin “Gone Huntin'”
Candice Corbin “Taxidermy”
Cathy Anderson “Exploring the Great Channels”
Derek DiLuzio “Big Ivy Trail Running”
Mary Pression Roberts “Abstract Fall Reflections”
Shawn Mitchell “Rough Ridge Stargazing”
Steve Yocom “Round the Fire”
Blue Ridge Parkway – A Place to Play :: A rotating category each year with a different theme.
Alan R Clark “Hiking to the Pinnacle”
Angela Beck “Appalachian Angler”
Candice Corbin “Run Bobby Run”
Jameson Midgett “Balance Partners”
Lynn Willis “Boardwalk in the Fog”
Micah J. Henry “A Foggy Walk”
Ryan Davis “Summer Days”
 Ryan Gaglianese-Woody “Freedom”
Steve Yocom “Thin Blue Line”
Culture :: Imagery depicting the people, their customs, traditions, architecture, and ways of life unique to the Southern Appalachian region.
Beverly Slone “Working Hands”
Brad McCroskey “The Fruits of Labor”
Byron “Cherokee Indian”
Candice Corbin “Granny’s Got a Gun”
Dale Carlson “Almost Home”
J P Jackson “Wallace Place”
Kathy Roberts “Banjo Player”
Mark Roberts “Preaching to Times Past”
Ronald Kevin Combs “Brothers”
Environment :: Imagery documenting environmental concerns in Central and Southern Appalachia.
Cathy Anderson “South Mountain Wildfire”
Jim Magruder “Invasive Species – KUDZILLA!”
Lynn Willis “Top Burden Valley Fill”
Shawn Mitchell “Fire in the Gorge”
Skip Sickler “Honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder”
Terri Campbell “Tire’d…”
Flora and Fauna :: Imagery of plants and animals common to the Southern Appalachians.
Braam Oberholster “Cataloochee Fall”
Christopher Burton “Grasshopper”
Debbie Biddle “Carolina Grass of Parnassus”
Devin Ulery “Burley Tobacco”
Jeffrey Stoner “The Bell-Ringer”
J Smilanic “Spring Pathway”
Linda Sipress Goodwin “Grasshopper Among the Mushrooms”
Mandy Quinzi “Blue Ridge Brook”
Mary Presson Roberts “Waterfall Plants”
Ronald Kevin Combs “Eternal Beauty”
Landscape :: Scenic imagery capturing the rich diversity and natural beauty of the Southern Appalachian region.
Alan R Clark “Morning Fog”
Charles Johnson “Whirlpool”
Kathryn Grevin “A Novel View of Grandfather Mountain”
Mandy Quinzi “Solitude in Pisgah Forest”
Mark Roberts “After the Storm (Dancing Snoopy)”
Robert Stephens “An Entrance to Winter”

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

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