From the Blackstone Heritage Corridor – their 2018 Calendar Contest has begun!!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Megan DiPrete, Executive Director
(508) 234-4242 ext. 101
Blackstone Heritage Corridor Seeks Photos for 2018 Calendar Contest 2018 Calendar Theme: The Blackstone River and Blackstone River Watershed Whitinsville, MA (June 1, 2017) – One of the most photographed features of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor is the creative focus of the 2018 Blackstone Heritage Corridor Calendar.
“We are celebrating the hard-working Blackstone River in our 2018 Calendar,” Megan DiPrete, Executive Director at Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. (BHC) announced. “The historic river, which powered the birth of the American Industrial Revolution, is this region’s most popular feature and is enjoyed by many who live, work and visit here. The Blackstone River and Canal, and its many tributaries which make up the 640-square mile watershed, provide endless opportunities to view history and stunning scenery in addition to providing many different forms of recreation. We look forward to receiving photo submissions which capture the beauty of this most precious natural, historical and recreational resource.”
Photographers are urged to submit photos taken in the Blackstone River Watershed and focus on the Blackstone River, one of the tributaries, the Blackstone Canal or other water features. “The Quinsigamond, Mumford, West and Branch Rivers are the main tributaries,” Megan DiPrete, BHC Executive Director explained. “In fact, the Blackstone River Watershed includes 1,300 acres of lakes, ponds and reservoirs. Its source is 1,300 feet above sea level on Asnebumskit Hill in Paxton, MA, and the Blackstone River runs 46 miles from the Quinsigamond Village in Worcester to Slater Mill in Pawtucket, RI, where it runs into the Seekonk River and, ultimately, Narragansett Bay.”
BHC’s annual calendar photo contest receives hundreds of entries, but only thirteen images will be selected for the 2018 calendar to illustrate the cover and each of the twelve months. Submitted images not selected for the calendar are used throughout the year for BHC’s various promotional materials, including its website, annual report, rack cards and much more.
To be considered for the 2018 Calendar Contest, photos must focus on the Blackstone River, one of its tributaries, the Blackstone Canal or other water features and must be original digital photography. Photos must be submitted in high resolution (300 dpi minimum), horizontal JPG format, 10 inches wide and 8 inches high. No black and white or altered images, please.
The deadline to enter is Monday, August 14, 2017. Entry forms can be downloaded from BHC’s website at BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org, or requested by calling the BHC office at (508) 234-4242, or by emailing mail@BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org. There is no limit on the number of entries. Each individual photo for the contest must be submitted with a signed entry form.
Winners will be notified in early September.
About Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc.:
An energetic nonprofit, the Blackstone Heritage Corridor, Inc. partners with organizations, local communities, businesses and residents to ensure the long term vitality of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. Learn more at BlackstoneHeritageCorridor.org.
Below is an example of how BVAA member Bob See’s photo of the Sutton Common was featured in their 2017 Get Lost brochure. That photo was also chosen for calendar inclusion. In essence, photos submitted to this contest become part of the BHC’s library of stock regional images to use in their promotion of our region.