Outdoor Programs of Appalachian State University and the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation in partnership with the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts announces the 4th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition. 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 - Imagery depicting mountain sports such as climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, etc.
? Blue Ridge Parkway - Imagery that communicates aspects of history, culture, environment, landscape, flora/fauna, or adventure found along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
? Culture - Imagery with a cultural theme focusing on people, their customs, traditions, and ways of life as related to the Southern Appalachian region.
? Environment - Imagery that communicates an important message about the Southern Appalachian environment and ecosystem.
? Flora/Fauna - Imagery of plants and animals found in the Southern Appalachian environment.
? Landscape - Imagery of landscapes found within the Southern Appalachian region.
Generous prize packages and more than $1000 in cash prizes will be awarded and are made possible in part by the contributions of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation.
All selected photographs will be displayed in the Mezzanine Gallery located at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University during March 2 ? June 2, 2007. New to this years competition will be preliminary and final judging rounds and a People's Choice Award. Entries are to be submitted no later than 5pm on February 3rd, 2007.
To enter the 4th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition, participants may download the entry form, guidelines and procedures at either the Outdoor Programs website www.op.appstate.edu; or the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at www.turchincenter.org. Photographers my also request a copy of the prospectus by visiting the Turchin Center or calling (828) 262-3017.
A portion of the proceeds from the 2007 Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition will support the Student Outdoor Learning Expedition (SOLE) Scholarship Fund. SOLE trips are educational journeys of discovery that take Appalachian State University students around the world. For more information on Student Outdoor Learning Expeditions, visit www.op.appstate.edu and follow the Expeditions link.