11th Annual Finalists

This gallery features the 11th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition finalists. There were almost 800 entries received for the 11th Annual AMPC, and only 50 images were selected as finalists.


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

Blue Ridge Parkway – People on the Parkway

The photographer is challenged to capture People on the Parkway, on the road, in the backcountry, or at any of the parks along its 469 miles. Photos can include visitors or people at work. Entries will be judged on creativity, impact, subject matter, center of interest, and storytelling – effectively sharing the journey by celebrating People of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The winning image in this category will receive a $500 cash award, provided by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.


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

Our Ecological 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.