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Entries for 2007 Appalachian Mountain photography competition sought

BOONE—The Fourth Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition seeks entries from amateur and professional photographers.

The competition is sponsored by Appalachian State University’s Outdoor Programs and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation in partnership with the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.

The competition provides photographers the opportunity to showcase their interpretation of the unique character, people, places and pursuits that distinguish the Southern Appalachians.

New to this year’s competition will be preliminary and final judging rounds and a People’s Choice Award.

Entries are to be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on Feb. 3.

To enter the Fourth Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition, participants may download the entry form, guidelines and procedures from www.op.appstate.edu or

www.turchincenter.org.

Photographers may also request a copy of the guidelines by visiting the Turchin Center or calling (828) 262-3017.

Generous prize packages and more than $1,000 in cash prizes will be awarded. The prizes and are made possible in part by contributions from the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.

All selected photographs will be displayed March 2-June 2 in the Mezzanine Gallery located in the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, located on the Appalachian campus.

A portion of the proceeds from the competition will support the Student Outdoor Learning Expedition (SOLE) Scholarship Fund. SOLE trips are educational journeys of discovery that take Appalachian students around the world. For more information about Student Outdoor Learning Expeditions, visit www.op.appstate.edu/ and follow the Expeditions link.

Categories for the competition are:

Adventure – Imagery depicting mountain sports such as climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, etc.

Blue Ridge Parkway – Imagery that communicates aspects of history, culture, environment, landscape, flora/fauna, or adventure found along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Culture – Imagery with a cultural theme focusing on people, their customs, traditions and ways of life as they relate to the Southern Appalachian region.

Environment – Imagery that communicates an important message about the Southern Appalachian environment and ecosystem.

Flora/fauna – Imagery of plants and animals found in the Southern Appalachian environment.

Landscape – Imagery of landscapes found within the Southern Appalachian region.

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