10th Annual Finalists

This gallery features the 10th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition finalists. There were almost 900 entries received for the 10th Annual AMPC, and only 46 images were selected as finalists.


Imagery depicting mountain sports such as climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, etc.

Blue Ridge Parkway – Weather on the Parkway

The Blue Ridge Parkway category had a theme this year – Weather on the Parkway. Photographers were challenged to capture images of the Blue Ridge Parkway roadway itself that also incorporate some aspect of weather on the parkway.

Photographers were encouraged to capture unique and interesting weather events that are so often a part of the ever-changing mountain environment of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Entries were judged on creativity, impact, subject matter, center of interest, and storytelling – effectively sharing the journey by celebrating the Blue Ridge Parkway


Imagery depicting the people, their customs, traditions, architecture and ways of life unique to the Southern Appalachian region.

Our Environmental Footprint

Imagery documenting environmental concerns in Central and Southern Appalachia. Photographers submitting images to this category should include a paragraph explaining where the image was taken and the environmental impact you are illustrating.

Flora and Fauna

Imagery of plants and animals common to the Southern Appalachians.


Scenic imagery capturing the rich diversity and natural beauty of the Southern Appalachian region.