12th Annual Finalists

This gallery features the 12th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition finalists. There were over 1,000 entries received for the 12th Annual AMPC, and only 42 images were selected as finalists.


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


Blue Ridge Parkway – Beyond the Blacktop

The photographer is challenged to capture a sense of place, leading viewers to not only discover the views and vistas but the Parkway’s connection to culture & history, natural resources, and recreational activities.


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 are encouraged to capture an image that represents our ecological footprint in a creative and poignant way, and 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.