15th Annual Finalists

This gallery features the 15th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition finalists. There were over 1,000 entries received for the 15th Annual AMPC, and only 57  images were selected as finalists.


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


Blue Ridge Parkway – The Parkway in Color: Capturing the Change in Seasons

Imagery documenting the multitude of colors that come and go every year along the Parkway, marking the passing of time through each of the four seasons in the Parkway’s natural habitats.


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.