14th Annual Finalists

This gallery features the 14th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition finalists. There were nearly 1,000  entries received for the 14th Annual AMPC, and only 47  images were selected as finalists.


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


Blue Ridge Parkway – A Place to Play

Imagery depicting the Parkway’s  many opportunities for folks of all ages to play outdoors…. challenging the photographer to capture how they see the park as a source of recreation and to capture the connection to our fun and its natural bounty.


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.