5th Annual Finalists

These are the talented finalists from the 5th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition. The 5th Annual event was an overwhelming success with photographers from all over the world submitting over 860 entries.


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

Blue Ridge Parkway – Vistas

Imagery of aesthetic subject matter in which natural scenery depicting various resources connected to the Blue Ridge Parkway are represented.

Blue Ridge Parkway – Journey

Imagery depicting themes of the collective Parkway experience of individuals, families, friends, pets, and special events.


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


Imagery that communicates the significance and/or threats to the Southern Appalachian environment.

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.