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8th Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

February 4, 2011 – June 4, 2011(This exhibition has passed.)

The 8th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition (AMPC) is a program of Appalachian’s Outdoor Programs in partnership with the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. The AMPC has become a prominent regional competition, attracting the work of amateur and professional photographers from across the country and allowing them the opportunity to celebrate the unique people, places and pursuits that distinguish the Southern Appalachian mountains. Categories for photographic submissions include: Adventure, Blue Ridge Parkway Vista, Share the Journey, Culture, Environment, Flora/Fauna and Landscape.

A complete archive of winning photographs from previous AMPC competitions can be found on High Country Photos‘ website. High County Photos portrays the landscape, culture, activities, animals, and plants that make up the Blue Ridge Mountains through photography.

8th Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

People’s Choice Award voting open through April 1, 2011

The judging panel chose 46 photographs for this special exhibition. These entries are now available for the People’s Choice Award. You must register to vote for this prestigious award with a valid email address for the purpose of meeting voting restrictions.

About the program

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; and Smoky Mountain Living.

For more information about this photography competition, please visit, or call Outdoor Programs at (828) 262-4954.

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