Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition

A program of An Appalachian Summer Festival and Appalachian State University, the Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition annually brings ten new works to the university campus. The setting, installation assistance, printed materials, corporate sales program, $22,500 in honorariums and awards, and our commitment to artists and education combine to offer this premier venue for contemporary outdoor sculpture. Current exhibition >>

For information and prospectus for the 2022-2023 36th Rosen Competition visit:

2022-2023 Rosen: Call for Entries

The Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

The Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition (AMPC) is an annual program of Appalachian State University’s Outdoor Programs (scholarship fundraiser) in partnership with the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation and the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts. This competition features a complete online submission system and 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. More information can be found on the Outdoor Programs website. The submission system is located on the Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition website.