[caption id="attachment_33198" align="aligncenter" width="800"]<img class="size-full wp-image-33198" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/06\/2018-Hidden-History-Photo-Contest-announced.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="533" \/> Moving Clouds \u00a9 Arthur Harvey. 2017 Hidden History Photo Contest - Best in Show - adult. (New River Gorge in Fayette County)[\/caption]\r\n<h1>It\u2019s time for the 2018 Hidden History Photo Contest, where the rich cultural heritage of southern West Virginia is revealed through photography.<\/h1>\r\nCapture stories of the past with a creative eye and a camera, sharing the diverse history preserved in this region\u2019s 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.\r\n\r\nThe contest entry deadline is Aug. 6. The 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 http:\/\/www.nps.gov\/neri\/planyourvisit\/hidden-history-photo-contest.htm.\r\n\r\nThe 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\u2019s annual Hidden History Weekend (Sept. 28-30) which highlights the cultural significance of this region for visitors and locals alike. The 2018 Hidden History Weekend event schedule will be available online in late summer at www.nps.gov\/neri.