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11th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

10th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

Registration for the 11th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition ended on Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at 5:00 pm. To view results of this year's competition, please visit the AMPC Blog.

ASU Outdoor Programs, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts present the 11th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition and Exhibition. AMPC is made possible through the sponsorship of Virtual Blue Ridge, the premier online resource for the Blue Ridge Parkway.

This competition provides both amateur and professional photographers the opportunity to showcase their interpretation of the unique character, people, places, and pursuits that distinguish the Southern Appalachians.

Categories for the competition include: Adventure, Blue Ridge Parkway - People on the Parkway, Culture, Our Ecological Footprint, Flora/Fauna, and Landscape. $4,000 in cash and prizes are made possible through the generous support of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Footsloggers Outdoor and Travel Outfitters, and Appalachian Voices.

A portion of the proceeds from the Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition support Outdoor Programs Student Outdoor Learning Expeditions at Appalachian State University. SOLE trips are educational journeys of discovery that take students around the world. Visit the Outdoor Programs website to find out more information on the Student Outdoor Learning Expeditions program at ASU.

See the detailed calendar below for more information.

11th Annual Registration Information

All registrants for the photo competition are asked to register and submit their photo entries online.

» Registration is now closed for the 11th Annual AMPC.

11th Annual Deadline Calendar

  • November 22, 2013
    Submission Deadline for Entries (Friday, 5:00 pm)
  • December 12 2013
    Selection Notification. (Due to the large number of submissions, only those with works selected for exhibition will be notified)
  • March 7, 2014
    AMPC Exhibition at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC. “People’s Choice” voting begins.
  • March 28, 2014
    People's Choice Voting Deadline
  • March 29, 2014
    Private reception for all finalists who have images in the exhibition, jurors, sponsors, and invited guests. Winners of all categories, including Best in Show, will be announced at this reception. A public announcement will be made in the days following.
  • April 4, 2014
    Public reception opening,
    7:00 - 9:00 pm
  • June 7, 2014
    11th Annual AMPC Exhibit Closes

Contact Information

For further information please contact:

Rich Campbell

Associate Director, Outdoor Programs

Megan Stage

Marketing and Public Relations Manager, Office of Arts and Cultural Programs & Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
828-262-6084 ext 105

Help and Support

Submit a support ticket.

Founding Partners

Outdoor Programs, Appalachian State University

Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

11th Annual Primary Sponsors

Virtual Blue Ridge Parkway

Mast General Store

11th Annual Supporters

Footsloggers Outdoor and Travel Outfitters Bistro Roca - Antlers Bar
Peabody's Wine and Beer Merchants, Boone, NC Stick Boy Bread Company
Appalachian Voices Smoky Mountain Living Magazine

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