12th AMPC, Mezzanine Gallery, Turchin Center

12th Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

The following information about this past Turchin Center exhibition is kept here for archival purposes only. This exhibition is not currently on display. View current and upcoming exhibitions.

Friday, March 6, 2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Mezzanine Gallery, East Wing

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Presented by Appalachian State University's Outdoor Programs in partnership with The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, the Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition (AMPC) 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. 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 has grown into one of the most prestigious regional photography competitions welcoming photographers from across the country.

For more information and for updates, visit http://appmtnphotocomp.org or call Outdoor Programs at 828-262-2475.

12th AMPC Competition Winners

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    Best in Show

    Dawg in Charge
    Kelly Clampitt

    Selected by the jurors, the winner receives $1,000 furnished through proceeds and sponsor contributions.

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    Adventure

    Powder Hounds
    Kristian Jackson

    Imagery depicting mountain sports, i.e. climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, etc… The winner will receive a $250 gift certificate from the Mast General Store.

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    Blue Ridge Parkway - Beyond the Blacktop

    Taking in the View near Moses Cone Manor
    Charles Johnson

    This year’s Blue Ridge Parkway Category theme is Beyond the Blacktop, sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation. Photographers are challenged to capture a sense of place, leading viewers to not only discover the views and vistas but also the Parkway’s connection to culture and history, natural resources, and recreational activities. The winning image in this category will receive a $250 cash award from the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and a $250 gift certificate for outdoor gear.

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    Landscape

    Thru the Mist
    Kathryn Greven

    Imagery capturing the rich diversity and natural beauty of the Southern Appalachian region. The winner will receive a $250 gift certificate from the Mast General Store.

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    Culture

    Man of Steel
    Chuck Almarez

    Imagery depicting the people, their customs, traditions, architecture, and ways of life unique to the Southern Appalachian region. The winner will receive a $250 gift certificate from the Mast General Store.

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    Our Ecological Footprint

    Lethal and Leveled
    Lynn Willis

    Imagery documenting environmental concerns in Central and Southern Appalachia. Photographers submitting images to this category include a paragraph explaining where the image was taken and the environmental impact presented. The winner receives $250 from Appalachian Voices and a $250 gift certificate for the Mast General Store.

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    Flora & Fauna Category

    Gotta Goat
    Frederica Georgia

    Imagery of plants and animals common to the Southern Appalachians. The winner will receive a $250 gift certificate from the Mast General Store.

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    People's Choice

    The Table Rock Fire Star Trails
    William Mauney

    Selected by you, the winner receives $350 cash award furnished by Footsloggers Outdoor and Travel Outfitters.

To view all the finalists for the 12th AMPC please visit our Flickr page

12th AMPC Judges

  • Brian Bookwalter

    Boone, NC
    Photographer, owner Bookwalter Photography LLC, teacher Appalachian State Technology Department.

  • Todd Bush

    Banner Elk, NC
    Photographer, teacher, author.

  • Mary Anne Redding

    Boone, NC
    Curator of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, photographer, author.

Calendar

March 6th, 2015
AMPC Exhibition at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in Boone, NC. “People’s Choice” voting begins.
March 27th, 2015 - 5:00 pm
People's Choice Voting Deadline
March 28th, 2015
Private reception for all finalists who have images in the exhibition, jurors, sponsors, and invited guests. Winners will be announced at this reception.
April 3rd, 2015 - 7:00 to 9:00pm
Public reception opening
June 6th, 2015
12th Annual AMPC Exhibit Closes

Sponsorship

AMPC is made possible through the following spionsorships:

The AMPC is also made possible through the generous support of:

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