(March 28, 2015) — 12th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition Announces Award Winners

(Boone, NC) ‐ Organizers of the Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition today announced the winners of the 12th annual competition. Kelly Clampitt and the image Dawg with Plotts took top honors receiving the designation of Best in Show. Kelly will take home a cash award of $1,000 furnished through competition proceeds.

William Mauney’s image The Table Rock Fire Star Trails is the public’s pick in this year’s Footsloggers’ People’s Choice Award and will receive $350 cash award furnished by Footsloggers Outdoor and Travel Outfitters. Over 2,300 votes were cast in this year’s People’s Choice Award.

12th Annual Complete Winners List

Best In Show
“Dawg with Plotts” by Kelly Clampitt
$1,000 furnished through competition proceeds.

People’s Choice Award
“The Table Rock Fire Star Trails” by William Mauney
$350 cash award furnished by Footsloggers Outdoor and Travel Outfitters.

Category – Adventure
“Powder Hounds” by Krisitian Jackson
$250 gift certificate from Mast General Store

Category – Blue Ridge Parkway “Beyond the Black Top”
“Taking in the View near Moses Cone Manor” by Charles Johnson
$250 award from the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and a $250 gift certificate from Mast General Store

Category – Culture
“Man of Steel” by Chuck Almarez
$250 gift certificate from Mast General Store

Category – Our Ecological Footprint
“Lethal and Leveled” by Lynn Willis
$250 award from Appalachian Voices and a $250 gift certificate from Mast General Store

Category – Flora & Fauna
“Lethal and Leveled” by Lynn Willis
$250 gift certificate from Mast General Store

Category – Landscape
“Thru the Mist” by Kathryn Greven
$250 gift certificate from Mast General Store

Special Jury Awards

Three additional photographers have been recognized as having images of distinction and merit and received Special Mention Honors from the judges.

“The Table Rock Fire Star Trails” by William Mauney (Our Ecological Footprint)
“Searching for Love” by Spencer Black (Flora and Fauna)
“Merging Seasons” by Daniel Burleson (Landscape)

About Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition:

The AMPC is a partnership between Appalachian State University’s Outdoor Programs and The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. AMPC is made possible through the sponsorship of Virtual Blue Ridge, the premier online resource for the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Mast General Store. AMPC 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; 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.

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CONTACT:

Rich Campbell
(828) 262-2475
campbllrh@appstate.edu
http://op.appstate.edu/

Outdoor Programs
Appalachian State University
150 Bodenheimer Drive
Boone, North Carolina 28608