AMPC winners announced
Anyone who was present at last Friday's opening reception at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts knows that this year's Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition (AMPC) is as stunning and diverse as the great outdoors.
Organizers of the AMPC this week announced the winners of the eighth annual competition.
Joe Young and his image, "Eustace," entered in the Culture Category, took top honors, receiving the designation of Best in Show.
Young will take home a cash award of $1,000 furnished through competition proceeds.
Scott Hotaling's image "Bull Elk at Dawn" is the public's pick in this year's People's Choice Award and will receive $350 furnished by Footsloggers Outdoor and Travel Outfitters. More than 2,746 votes were cast in this year's People's Choice Award.
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.
Here are the category winners from this year's AMPC:
Adventure: "Not Fit For Man or Beast" by Kristian Jackson
Blue Ridge Parkway Journey: "224" by David Anderson
Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas: "Pounding Mill" by Ken Voltz
Culture: "Max Woody's Chair Shop" by Kristian Jackson
Our Environmental Footprint: "Reflecting on Mountains Lost" by Megan Naylor
Flora & Fauna: "Nash" by Jeffery Stoner
Landscape: "Wild West" by Nicholas D'Amato
An additional eight images of distinction and merit received Special Mention Honors from the judges. They include:
Adventure: "Morning Crossing" by Russ Taylor
Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas: "Ice Blue" by Brenda Ellis
Blue Ridge Parkway Vistas: "Cold Mountain" by Scott Hotaling
Blue Ridge Parkway: "Viaduct Stars" buy Zack Wilson
Flora & Fauna: "Bull Elk at Dawn" by Scott Hotaling
Flora & Fauna: "Hummer, Landing..." by Rob Davis
Landscape: "Fall in the Gorge" by Scott Hotaling
Landscape: "Web Dotted Fence" by Amber Brown
All 46 images selected for the eighth annual exhibition will remain on display in the Mezzanine Gallery of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, located at 423 W. King St. in downtown Boone, through June 4.