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The 11th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition (AMPC) is currently open for registration and submissions. Visit http://www.appmtnphotocomp.org prior to the competition's close at 5pm on Friday, November 22, 2013 for more information and to submit images online. The Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition offers numerous categories that will be chosen as winners with $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, AMPC celebrates the unique people, places, and pursuits that distinguish the Southern Appalachians and attracts entries from across the United States. The Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition has grown into one the region's most prestigious photography competitions with approximately 800 submissions last year and viewed in person by over 10,000 people at the Turchin Center for Visual Arts. The 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. Supporters of the AMPC include: Appalachian Voices, Bistro Roca, Footsloggers, Peabody's, and Stick Boy Bread Company.
The Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition will culminate in a professionally curated exhibition, which will be available to the public from March 7 to June 7, 2014 in the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. All of the images are selected by a panel of jurors who have a professional background in photography and love for the natural environment. The Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition is pleased to announce the jurors for the 11th annual competition as John Latimer, Kristin Espinosa, and Carl Galie.