Winners of 14th Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition Announced During Banff Weekend

Published Monday, March 27, 2017 at 2:04 pm

By Jesse Wood

The winners of the 14th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition were announced during the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour stop in Boone over the weekend.

Of the 900 submissions, nearly 50 were finalists. Of those, these are the winners and special jury mention:

  • Our Ecological Footprint Winner “Top Burden Valley Fill” by Lynn Willis
  • Blue Ridge Parkway A Place to Play Winner “Summer Days” by Ryan Davis
  • Culture Winner “Granny’s Got a Gun” by Candice Corbin
  • Adventure Winner “Boardwalk in the Fog” by Lynn Willis
  • Flora/Fauna Winner “Eternal Beauty” by Ronald Kevin Combs
  • Landscape Winner “An Entrance to Winter” by Robert Stephens
  • Best in Show “South Mountain Fire” by Cathy Anderson
  • People Choice “An Entrance to Winter” by Robert Stephens
  • Special Jury Mention “Taxidermy” by Candice Corbin
  • Special Jury Mention “Gone Huntin’” by Candice Corbin
  • Special Jury Mention “Cherokee” by Byron

People Choice Award and Landscape Winner – “An Entrance to Winter” by Robert Stephens, 14th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

Jurists were Andrew Caldwell, a professor of commercial photography, as well as a practicing commercial and contemporary fine art photographer, and Ann Pegelow Kaplan, a professor in the Department of Cultural, Gender, and Global Studies, and a faculty affiliate of the Department of Art and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Presented by ASU Outdoor Programs, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, and Virtual Blue Ridge and sponsored by Mast General Store, the 14th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition receives support from Appalachian Voices, Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, Footsloggers, Nikon, Bistro Roca, Peabody’s, and Stick Boy Bread. 

The winners were announced at the competition’s reception in the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts as part of Banff Film Festival Weekend in Boone. At the reception, Rich Campbell, organizer of the local Banff festival, said that the AMPC is one of the premiere photo competitions in the Southeast.

While the film festival showcases outdoor communities across the world, Campbell said that the AMPC was created to highlight the High Country and greater Appalachia and “to give everyone in our community a direct tangible link of what’s so special about the southern Appalachians.”

The “Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition” exhibition will be housed in the Mezzanine Gallery from March 3 to June 3, 2017.

Flora/Fauna Winner – “Eternal Beauty” by Ronald Kevin Combs, 14th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

 

Our Ecological Footprint Winner “Top Burden Valley Fill” by Lynn Willis, 14th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

 

Best in Show – “South Mountain Fire” by Cathy Anderson, 14th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

 

Culture Winner – “Granny’s Got a Gun” by Candice Corbin, 14th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

 

Special Jury Mention “Cherokee” by Byron, 14th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

 

Blue Ridge Parkway – A Place to Play Winner- “Summer Days” by Ryan Davis, 14th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

 

Adventure Winner – “Boardwalk in the Fog” by Lynn Willis, 14th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

 

Special Jury Mention
“Taxidermy” by Candice Corbin, 14th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

 

Special Jury Mention “Gone Huntin'” by Candice Corbin, 14th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

 

Photographer Cathy Anderson stands next to her winning photo: Best in Show – “South Mountain Fire” by Cathy Anderson, 14th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

Photographer Lynn Willis stands next to his winning photo: Adventure Winner – “Boardwalk in the Fog” by Lynn Willis, 14th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition.

Photographer Candice Corbin stands next to her winning photo: Culture Winner – “Granny’s Got a Gun” by Candice Corbin, 14th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition

Appalachian Voices senior communications coordinator Jamie Goodman stands with photographer Lynn Willis, who was Ecological Footprint Winner with “Top Burden Valley Fill.” Appalachian Voices sponsored this category.

Rich Campbell, the organizer of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour stop in Boone, congratulates photographer Robert Stephens, who won two awards.

Blue Ridge Parkway: A Place to Play Winner “Summer Days” by Ryan Davis

Rich Campbell, the organizer of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour stop in Boone, congratulates, photographer Candice Corbin on her winning image. 

Rich Campbell, the organizer of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour stop in Boone, stands with winning photographer Cathy Anderson.

People look at the finalists of the 14th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition.

People look at the finalists of the 14th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition.

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Photographer Kathryn Greven stands next her photo, “A Novel view of Grandfather Mountain,” which was a finalist in the 14th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition.

People look at the finalists of the 14th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition.

People look at the finalists of the 14th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition.

People look at the finalists of the 14th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition.

People look at the finalists of the 14th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition.

Photographer Candice Corbin takes in the refreshments.

Photographer Lynn Willis was the Ecological Footprint Winner with “Top Burden Valley Fill,” which is in the background.

People look at the finalists of the 14th annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition.

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