Capturing Appalachia: Finalists From the Appalachian Mtn Photography Competition

By Jamie Goodman

"Windpower" by Cameron Baskin - Winner, Our Ecological Footprint

"Cardinal" by Dot Griffith - Finalist, Flora and Fauna

It took three judges almost a full day to narrow 1,156 entries down to 49 finalists. The results were stunning.

This year’s Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition, currently on display at Appalachian State University Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, features works by photographers from around the Southeast, and a diverse and artistic representation of the six categories.

Categories represented include: Adventure, Blue Ridge Parkway – A Ribbon of Road, Culture, Our Ecological Footprint (sponsored by Appalachian Voices and Mast General Store), Flora and Fauna and Landscape.

The images will be on display through Sat., June 2 at the Turchin Center in Boone, N.C. Visit for more information. Can’t see the show in person? Click to to view the finalists and winners in each category.

"Muskrat with Ranger" by Banister Pope - Winner, Flora and Fauna

"Caught in Flight" by Amanda Prince - Finalist, Flora and Fauna

"Mount LeConte Winter" by Scott Hotaling - People's Choice Award

"The Family Business" by Toril Lavendar - Finalist, Culture

"Stars Over Cades Cove" by Spencer Black - Finalist, Landscape

"These Eyes" by Lonnie Crotts - Finalist, Culture

"Roadside Attraction" by Andi Gelsthorpe - Finalist, Culture

"Rocky Knob P.O.V." by Eric Heistand - Finalist, Adventure


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  1. Ranger Amy on June 3, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    How does it feel to be the ranger in the muskrat photo? Embarassing. I voted for the hummingbirds.

  2. Francis Ocampo on April 30, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    These are incredible pistures. I am currently writing a research papaer about MTR and this website defintely makes me aware of how important it is to fight for this land.

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