2018 Hidden History Photo Contest

GLEN JEAN, WV (WOAY) — It’s time for the 2018 Hidden History Photo Contest, where the rich cultural heritage of southern West Virginia is revealed through photography.


Capture stories of the past with a creative eye and a camera, sharing the diverse history preserved in this region’s National and State Parks, the National Coal Heritage Area, as well as in our own back yards. Prizes will be awarded and winning photos will be displayed at Tamarack, online, and in heritage museums throughout southern West Virginia.

Contest entry deadline: August 6, 2018. This free contest is open to West Virginia amateur photographers, adult and youth. Photographs can be entered in several history-based subject categories and must be taken within the specified contest area. The 2018 contest also features a Scenic River category in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (1968 – 2018). See contest rules and link to the free online entry platform at https://www.nps.gov/neri/planyourvisit/hidden-history-photo-contest.htm.

The Hidden History Photo Contest is coordinated by the National Park Service in partnership with the National Coal Heritage Area, Tamarack, New River Gateway CVB, and West Virginia State Parks. This celebration of heritage through the arts is part of southern West Virginia’s annual Hidden History Weekend (September 28 – 30, 2018), which highlights the cultural significance of this region for visitors and locals alike. This 2018 Hidden History Weekend event schedule will be available online in late summer at www.nps.gov/neri.

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