19th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition
Mar 4 - Jun 4
19th Annual AMPC Awards Presentation – Saturday, April 2, 4 – 6 pm
$4,000 in cash and prizes are made possible through the generous support of the Mast General Store, 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.
November 19, 2021 – 5:00 pm: Submission deadline for entries.
December 10, 2021: Finalists notified.
March 4, 2022: AMPC Exhibition at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts opens. People’s Choice Award voting begins.
April 1, 2022 – 5:00 pm: People’s Choice Award voting closes.
April 2, 2022 – 4:00 to 6:00 pm: AMPC Awards Presentation.
Exhibition and notification dates are subject to change. Visit https://www.appmtnphotocomp.org/ for updates.
Categories for the competition include:
Blue Ridge Parkway
Our Ecological Footprint
A Few Past Winners
His continued passion for art and education has also led him to take on the roles of artist-in-residence, kindergarten teacher aide and HiSET instructor. He received a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Comprehensive Education from Western Carolina University. A certified K-12 art instructor, Byron currently serves the mountain community as the visual arts teacher at Johnston Elementary School. He was one of 50 artists selected to be part of The Asheville Art Museum’s inaugural exhibition “Appalachia Now! An Interdisciplinary Survey of Contemporary Art in Southern Appalachia.” His artworks, in various media, document, layer and weave the memories, culture, and history of the Andean and Appalachia Mountain regions together.