6th Annual Finalists

This gallery features the 6th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition finalists. The 6th annual AMPC event was an overwhelming success with photographers from all over the world submitting almost 920 entries.


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

Blue Ridge Parkway – Journey

Imagery depicting your experience and connection to the Blue Ridge Parkway. A rotating category, Share the Journey® features a different theme each year.

This year’s theme: Dogs on the Parkway. Entries were judged on impact, lighting, composition, and how effectively the image conveyed the idea of traveling, hiking, motorcycling or any Parkway activity with your dog.

Blue Ridge Parkway – Vistas

Scenic imagery capturing the natural and/or cultural beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway that may include landmarks as well as geological highlights.


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


Imagery depicting threats to and/ or defenses against the natural and/or cultural heritage of the Southern Appalachians.

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.