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11th Appalachian Mountain Photo Contest
ASU Outdoor Programs, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts present the 11th Appalachian Mountain Photo Contest and Exhibition. AMPC is made possible through the sponsorship of Virtual Blue Ridge, the premier online resource for the Blue Ridge Parkway. 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.
A portion of the proceeds from the Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition support Outdoor Programs Student Outdoor Learning Expeditions at Appalachian State University. SOLE trips are educational journeys of discovery that take students around the world. Visit the Outdoor Programs website to find out more information on the Student Outdoor Learning Expeditions program at ASU.
Participants may enter up to three (3) images per category:
ADVENTURE – Imagery depicting mountain sports such as climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, etc.
BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY—People on the Parkway – The photographer is challenged to capture People on the Parkway, on the road, in the backcountry, or at any of the parks along its 469 miles. Photos can include visitors or people at work. Entries will be judged on creativity, impact, subject matter, center of interest, and storytelling – effectively sharing the journey by celebrating People of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The winning image in this category will receive a $500 cash award, provided by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.
CULTURE – Imagery depicting the people, their customs, traditions, architecture and ways of life unique to the Southern Appalachian region.
OUR ECOLOGICAL FOOTPRINT – Imagery documenting environmental concerns in Central and Southern Appalachia. Photographers submitting images to this category should include a paragraph explaining where the image was taken and the environmental impact you are illustrating.
FLORA/FAUNA – Imagery of plants and animals common to the Southern Appalachians.
LANDSCAPE – Scenic imagery capturing the rich diversity and natural beauty of the Southern Appalachian region
Contest Prize & TERMS
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COPYRIGHT: An entrant must hold all rights to a photograph. Copyrights will remain with the photographer. USAGE RIGHTS: You are granting non-exclusive usage rights to AMPC, Appalachian State University's Outdoor Programs, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, and the current sponsors and supporters of the competition to document, reproduce, publish and photograph entries for promotional purposes in relation to the AMPC contest and exhibition archives.
You are granting non-exclusive usage rights to AMPC and Appalachian State University's Outdoor Programs to reproduce and publish winning photograph entries in an annual calendar for the competition. The calendar will be distributed by AMPC and ASU Outdoor Progams to generate revenue supporting the competition and additional SOLE trips in addition to promoting the competition for years to come. All photographs chosen for the calendar will include credit stating the photographer’s name and website address.
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