AMPC: Final call for submissions Friday

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Article Published: Nov. 15, 2011 | Modified: Nov. 19, 2011
AMPC: Final call for submissions Friday

‘Nash’ by Jeffrey Stoner, 2011 winner, Flora & Fauna category. Photo courtesy of ASU Outdoor Programs

The ninth annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition (AMPC) will close for submissions at 5 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 18.

Visit prior to the competition’s close for more information and to submit images online.

The AMPC offers numerous categories that will be chosen as winners with more than $4,000 in cash and prizes.

A partnership between Appalachian State University Outdoor Programs, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the AMPC celebrates the unique people, places and pursuits that distinguish the Southern Appalachians and attracts entries from across the United States. The AMPC has grown into one of the region’s most prestigious photography competitions with close to 1,000 submissions last year and viewed in person by more than 10,000 people at the Turchin Center for Visual Arts.

“We really appreciate all of the photographers who have taken the time to capture images and submit them this year,” said Rich Campbell, director of the ninth annual competition. “Once we have received all submissions this Friday, we will assemble our jurors for this event – Willam Bake, Ellen Gwin and Andrew Miller – and begin the process of narrowing all of the submissions down to the 46, which comprise the actual exhibition, which in itself is an incredible undertaking.

“Those images will hang in the Turchin Center from Feb. 3 to June 2, with a public opening exhibition on Friday, Feb. 3. In addition, those images will be permanently archived in the growing and important work of the AMPC in documenting the people, places and pursuits that define the Southern Appalachians.”

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 Mast General Store.
“We appreciate the amazing technical assistance from Virtual Blue Ridge for running a seamless, online platform for receiving the photographs this year,” Campbell said.

AMPC receives generous support from Appalachian Voices, Bistro Roca, Footsloggers Outdoor and Travel Outfitters, Peabody’s Wine and Beer Merchants, and Stick Boy Bread Company.

“We move into an exciting new phase of the competition now, and are thrilled about presenting the best of the Southern Appalachian region through the eyes of all of our photographers,” Campbell said.

For more information about the competition, visit or call ASU Outdoor Programs at (828) 262-2475.

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