(Coutesy Of The Town Crier) - Being the Birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution, there are poignant traces of history left behind, within the boundaries of the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor (BHC). Some of those traces are the transportation networks that made the valley work. From the historic Blackstone River Canal to the many rail lines which eventually put the canal out of business, from old trolley lines to cobblestone streets, these artifacts make great subject matter for photographers and will serve as the theme for Blackstone Heritage Corridor's 2019 calendar photo contest, transportation in the valley. "But, don't forget what transportation in the Blackstone River Valley is today," noted Devon Kurtz, BHC's Acting Executive Director. "From airplanes flying overhead to everyone on the bikeway. What about kayaks paddling down the river or the image of a well-worn pair of hiking boots? Celebrate our travels through the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor." BHC's annual calendar photo contest receives hundreds of entries, but only 13 images will be selected for the 2019 calendar to illustrate the cover and each of the 12 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 2019 Calendar Contest, photos must focus on transportation 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 is Wednesday, August 15. 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.