(January 25, 2016) — 13th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition Finalists Announced

(Boone, NC) ‐ This year’s panel of esteemed jurors has completed preliminary judging and has chosen 50 images for exhibition from over 1,100 submissions. A complete list of finalists can be seen on the AMPC blog.

Final judging to select this year’s Best In Show and individual category winners will take place prior to the public reception opening on March 4, 2016 at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC. The exhibition and voting for the People’s Choice Award opens on Friday, March 4 at 5:00 p.m. and closes on March 18, 2016 5:00 p.m.

Once voting for the People’s Choice Award ends on March 18, 2016, competition organizers will announce this year’s award winners on www.appmtnphotocomp.com and www.facebook.com/appmtphotocomp the following day.

Congratulations to this year’s finalists and thanks to everyone for submitting such great images! Your entry fees not only help raise funds for Appalachian State University’s Outdoor Programs SOLE Trips for students, but also show the world the unique people, places, and pursuits that distinguish the Southern Appalachians.
For more information about this photography competition, please visit www.appmtnphotocomp.org, or call Outdoor Programs at 828.262.2475.

About the Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition:

The AMPC is a partnership between Appalachian State University’s Outdoor Programs, The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, and Virtual Blue Ridge, the premier online resource for the Blue Ridge Parkway. AMPC is sponsored by the Mast General Store and receives generous support from Appalachian Voices;  Bistro Roca, Inventive American Cuisine; the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation; Footsloggers Outdoor and Travel Outfitters; Peabody’s Wine and Beer Merchants; Nikon Professional Services: and Stick Boy Bread Company. For more information about this photography competition, please visit www.appmtnphotocomp.org, or call Outdoor Programs at 828.262.2475.