8th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition Organizers Announce Award Winners
Organizers of the Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition today announced the winners of the 8th annual competition. Joe Young and his image Eustace entered in the Culture Category took top honors receiving the designation of Best in Show. Joe will take home a cash award of $1000 furnished through competition proceeds.
Scott Hotaling’s image Bull Elk at Dawn is the public’s pick in this year’s People’s Choice Award and will receive $350 furnished by Footsloggers Outdoor and Travel Outfitters. More than 2,746 votes were cast in this year’s People’s Choice Award.
Category Winners acknowledge the top image in each of the seven competition categories. Winners of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Our Environmental Footprint categories will receive cash awards furnished by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and Appalachian Voices. The remaining category winners receive Mast General Store prize packages.
8th Annual AMPC Category Winners and Special Mentions
|2011 Best In Show||Eustace by Joe Young|
|2011 People’s Choice Award||Bull Elk at Dawn by Scott Hotaling|
AMPC Category Winners
|Adventure||Not Fit for Man or Beast by Kristian Jackson|
|Blue Ridge Parkway Journey||224 by David Anderson|
|Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas||Pounding Mill Shadows by Ken Voltz|
|Culture||Max Woody’s Chair Shop by Kristian Jackson|
|Our Environmental Footprint||Reflecting on Mountains Lost by Megan Naylor|
|Flora & Fauna||Nash by Jeffery Stoner|
|Landscape||Wild West by Nicholas D’Amato|
|An additional seven photographers have been recognized as having images of distinction and merit and received Special Mention Honors from the judges.|
Special Mention Honors
|Adventure||Morning Crossing by Russ Taylor|
|Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas||Ice Blue by Brenda Ellis|
|Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas||Cold Mountain by Scott Hotaling|
|Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas||Viaduct Stars by Zack Wilson|
|Flora & Fauna||Bull Elk at Dawn by Scott Hotaling|
|Flora & Fauna||Hummer, Landing by Rob Travis|
|Landscape||Fall in the Gorge by Scott Hotaling|
|Landscape||Web Dotted Fence by Amber Brown|
About Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition:
The AMPC is a partnership between Appalachian State University’s Outdoor Programs, The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. AMPC is made possible through the sponsorship of Virtual Blue Ridge, the premier online resource for the Blue Ridge Parkway and the generous support of Appalachian Voices; Bistro Roca, Inventive American Cuisine; Footsloggers Outdoor and Travel Outfitters; Mast General Stores; Peabody’s Wine and Beer Merchants; For more information about this photography competition, please visit www.appmtnphotocomp.org, or call Outdoor Programs at 828.262.4954.
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