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AMPC submission deadline is Nov. 22

BOONE—The deadline for submissions for the 11th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition (AMPC) is Nov. 22. Photographers interested in entering the competition must register at to gain access to the online submission page.

AMPC is sponsored by Appalachian State University’s Outdoor Programs, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.

For more information about this photography competition, visit or call Outdoor Programs at 828-262-2475.

This competition provides both amateur and professional photographers the opportunity to showcase their interpretation of the unique character, people, places and pursuits that distinguish the Southern Appalachians in one the region’s most prestigious photography competitions.

Categories for the competition include: Adventure, Blue Ridge Parkway – People on the Parkway, Culture, Our Ecological Footprint, Flora/Fauna and Landscape.

The winning photographs will be displayed from March 7 to June 7, 2014, in the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. Jurors for the competition are John Latimer, Kristin Espinosa and Carl Galie.

A portion of the proceeds from the Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition will support Outdoor Programs Student Outdoor Learning Expeditions (SOLE) at Appalachian. SOLE trips are educational journeys of discovery that take students around the world.

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. A total of $4,000 in cash and prizes is made possible through the support of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Mast General Store, Footsloggers Outdoor and Travel Outfitters and Appalachian Voices.