AMPC finalists announced
Preliminary Judging for the seventh Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition has been completed, and 47 images have been selected for exhibition from 1,116 total submissions.
This year's competition received entries from 14 states, Kosovo and Quebec. Names of the finalists can be viewed on the AMPC blog.
The public can view this year's accepted works on display at the Mezzanine Gallery of Appalachian State University's Turchin Center for the Visual Arts in downtown Boone. Images will remain on exhibition through June 5.
Judges for this year's Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition (AMPC) included Troy Tuttle, senior photographer for ASU; Jamie Goodman, communications coordinator for Appalachian Voices; and portrait photographer Katie Langley.
The AMPC judges will visit the exhibit at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts to complete the final round of judging. A winning image will be identified in each of the seven competition categories, and one image will be selected as Best in Show. Members of the public will also get a chance to nominate their favorite image through the Footsloggers People's Choice Award.
People's Choice voting began with the March 5 opening of the exhibition. Visitors to the Turchin Center can cast their votes through a kiosk located in the Mezzanine Gallery. Those unable to make the trip to the gallery can visit http://www.appmtnphotocomp.org to view the exhibited images and vote online. Voting for the Footsloggers People's Choice Award will remain open through 5pm on Friday, March 26.
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 Store; 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 http://www.appmtnphotocomp.org, or call Outdoor Programs at (828) 262-4954.