The 2020 Gordon Parks Museum Photo Contest Sponored by MERL HUMPHREY PHOTOGRAPHY, Extended the Photo Entry Deadline

Sponsored by Merl Humphrey Photography
5 N. Main St., Fort Scott, KS

(Open to any non-professional photographer)


“Social Justice, Diversity and Equity.”

The photo entry deadline has been extended to Monday, October 26, 2020 for The Gordon Parks Museum featured photo contest at Fort Scott Community College sponsored by Merl Humphrey Photography.

This photo contest is inspired by Gordon Parks who was a champion in the fight for social justice and racial equity. His weapon of choice was a camera to fight against racism, discrimination and poverty. The theme of the contest is “Social Justice, Diversity and Equity”

This is open to any amateur photographer. Photographers are invited to
capture the essence of one the concepts and share one or two sentences on what inspired their photo.

Who can participate?
Amateur (nonprofessional) photographers of all ages and skill levels are invited to take pictures for the project.
How many photos can I enter? No more than 2.

Are there prizes?
Yes! There will be a first place ($100), second place ($75) and third place ($50) prize and up to five honorable mentions. Winners will be announced Oct. 30, 2020. All photos submitted will be on exhibit at the Gordon
Parks Museum and in the Ellis Family Fine Arts Center during Nov. 2 – 13, 2020. All Photos will also be posted on the Gordon Parks Website and Facebook page.

How do I submit?
Photographs must be submitted via e-mail to All photos must be in JPEG format and limit file size to less than 2 MB. Photographers should submit photo attached in JPEG format, with their name, address, email and phone number, along with one or two sentences of what inspired you to take the photo. If under 10 years old please include parent’s information.

When do I have to submit my entries?
Photos should be received via email by Monday, October 26, 2020 at the latest.

Anything else I need to know?
It is the photographer’s responsibility to make sure they have permission to take and use the photograph subject’s image.By entering the contest, you retain the rights to your works while granting The Gordon Parks Museum the unrestricted, royalty-free, perpetual right to use, reproduce, communicate, modify and display the works (in whole or in part) for any purpose without any fee or other form of compensation, and without further notification or permission. By participating in this contest, you release and agree to indemnify and hold harmless The Gordon Parks Museum and its employees, directors, officers, affiliates, agents,
judges and advertising and promotional agencies from any and all damages, injuries, claims, causes of actions, or losses of any
kind resulting from your participation in this contest or receipt or use of any prize.

Or call 223-2700, ext. 5850