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2010 AMPC winners announced

Article Published: Apr. 26, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
2010 AMPC winners announced

Evolution River by Scott Hotaling, 2010 People's Choice, Landscape. Photo courtesy of ASU Outdoor Programs

Organizers of the Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition announced the winners of the seventh annual competition.

Tommy Penick and his image, Pushing the Christmas Tree Bailer, entered in the Culture Category took top honors, receiving the designation of Best in Show. Penick will take home a cash award of $1,000, furnished through competition proceeds.

Scott Hotaling is the public's pick in this years' People's Choice Award and will receive $350, furnished by Footsloggers Outdoor and Travel Outfitters. 2010 marked the largest participation to date in the People's Choice Award with 2,600 votes cast.

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.

Tent Nestled Atop the Chimney's... by Lynn Willis

Blue Ridge Parkway Journey:
The Lost Table by Dale King

Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas:
Leave Only Footprints by Dale King

Untitled by Ian Mahathey

Our Environmental Footprint:
Coal Fly Ash Sludge Disaster by Jerry D. Greer

Flora & Fauna:
Windswept Grasses in Craggy Gardens... by Bill Gozansky

Landscape: Winter Wonderland by Ian Riley

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

Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas:
No End in Sight by Jessica Maceda

Rooftop By Colby Rabon

Wrestle by Toril Lavender

Our Environmental Footprint:
SeigeScalp by Dan Smith

Flora & Fauna:
Flight of the Bumblebee by Eric Heistand

Winter Gold by Scott Hotaling

Late September, Graveyard Fields by Jon D. Bowman

All 47 images selected for the seventh annual exhibition will remain on display in the Mezzanine Gallery of the Turchin Center for the visual arts through June 5. An archive of AMPC exhibited images can be viewed

About AMPC
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 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; Reynolda House Museum of American Art; and Smoky Mountain Living Magazine.
For more information about this photography competition, visit, or call ASU Outdoor Programs at (828) 262-4954.

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