7th Annual Finalists

This gallery features the 7th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition finalists. The 7th Annual AMPC event was an overwhelming success with photographers from all over the world submitting 1,116 entries, a new record!


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 was picnicking.

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.

Our Ecological Footprint

Imagery documenting environmental concerns in Central and Southern Appalachia. This category is sponsored by Appalachian Voices.

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.