13th Annual Finalists

This gallery features the 13th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition finalists. There were over 1,166 entries received for the 13th 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 – Where the Parkway Meets the Sky

Images that emphasize the sky, while incorporating some element of the Blue Ridge Parkway in the image as well, such as night shots, stars, unique cloud formations, interesting weather, sunsets or sunrises, or a sky that represents the vastness of a long range overlook, etc.


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.