Jurors have been announced for the 18th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition.

High Country Press reports over 800 photos were submitted to the competition this year. Amateur and professional photographers hope to become a finalist, with over $4,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs in numerous categories.

A partnership between Appalachian State University Outdoor Programs, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, and Virtual Blue Ridge, the AMPC celebrates the unique people, places, and pursuits that distinguish the Southern Appalachians, and has has grown into one the region’s most prestigious photography competitions.

Shauna Caldwell and Eric Heistand are the jurors for this year's competition, and the Turchin Center will be offering limited access to the Mezzanine Gallery where the AMPC will be exhibited.

For complete details, call 828.262.2475, or visit AppMtnPhotoComp.org.