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3rd Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

Mar 25, 2006 - Apr 29, 2006

The 3rd Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition (AMPC), a program of Appalachian State University’s Outdoor Programs Department and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, in conjunction with the Banff Film Festival, is an opportunity to showcase the Southern Appalachian Region. The competition is open to all photographers, both amateur and professional, who have captured through photography the unique people, places, and pursuits that characterize the Southern Appalachians.


  • Best in Show
    Andrew Tau
    Lynn Cove Viaduct #1
  • Adventure
    First Place Adventure Category
    Brandon Hard
    Curved Dreams
  • Special Mention Adventure Category
    Derek DiLuzio
    Edge of a Dream
  • Special Mention Adventure Category
    Mike Powell
    Time to Boof
  • Blue Ridge Parkway Category
    First Place Blue Ridge Parkway Category
    Derek DiLuzio
    Goshen Arches
  • Second Place Blue Ridge Parkway Category
    Brad Douglass
    Parkway on Ice
  • Third Place Blue Ridge Parkway Category
    Jared Lloyd
    Transitional Seasons
  • Culture Category
    First Place Culture Category
    Chris Fletcher
  • Special Mention Culture Category
    Lindsey Gray
    Maria in Red
  • Special Mention Culture Category
    Banister Pope
    Appalachian Girl
  • Environment Category
    First Place Environment Category
    Banister Pope
    Rural Electrification
  • Special Mention Environment Category
    Mike Powell
    Red Roof
  • Special Mention Environment Category
    Heidi Hatcher
    Subliminal Message
  • Flora/Fauna Category
    First Place Flora/Fauna Category
    Ben Greer Keys
  • Special Mention Flora/Fauna Category
    Keller Shearon
    Grayson Ponies
  • Special Mention Flora/Fauna Category
    Dave Reist
  • Landscape Category
    First Place Landscape Category
    Richard Rapfogel
    Forest Panorama
  • Special Mention Landscape Category
    Darren Sheely
    The Center of Attention
  • Special Mention Landscape Category
    Banister Pope
    Foggy Grove

Lynn Cove Viaduct #1 by Andrew Tau (2006). Voted Best in Show. Image courtesy of the artist.

Subject categories

  • Culture
  • Environment
  • Adventure
  • Landscape
  • Flora/Fauna
  • Blue Ridge Parkway

Generous prize packages, including a total of $1000 in cash prizes, will be awarded. Prizes will be awarded in each category and winning and Special Mention photographs will be displayed in the Turchin Center’s exhibition. Prizes are made possible in part by the contributions of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.


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Mar 25, 2006
Apr 29, 2006
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