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Deadline: November 16, 2012
Winner is: Judged & Voted
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: $6. non-refundable per photograph

Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

ampc-10th ASU Outdoor Programs, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts present the 10th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition 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.

Categories for the competition include: Adventure, Blue Ridge Parkway – Weather on the Parkway, Culture, Our Ecological Footprint, Flora/Fauna, and Landscape. $4,000 in cash and prizes are made possible through the generous support of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Footsloggers Outdoor and Travel Outfitters, and Appalachian Voices.

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.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Best In Show (Grand Prize): $1,000 furnished through proceeds and sponsor contributions

Blue Ridge Parkway - Weather on the Parkway: $500 cash award provided by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation

Our Ecological Footprint: $500 award ($250 cash award provided by Appalachian Voices and $250 prize package (gift certificates, outdoor or photography gear, or a combination).

People's Choice Award: $350 cash award furnished by Footsloggers Outdoor and Travel Outfitters

Primary Category Winners: Winners of the 4 primary categories (Adventure, Culture, Flora/Fauna, and Landscape) will receive Prize Packages valued at $250 (gift certificates, outdoor or photography gear, or a combination). ELIGIBILITY: All / 13+ (images of Southern Appalachians) Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: 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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