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The 2024 Gordon Parks Museum Photo Contest 
Sponsored by Merl Humphrey Photography and Don Thompson Images

               Theme: “What Fills Your Hungry Heart?””


 This photo contest is inspired by a quote from Gordon Parks, "I've lived a lot, worked a lot, and smiled a lot. And I will cling to all of those blessings until my hungry heart is hopelessly exhausted."


Amateur (non-professional) photographers of all ages and skill levels are invited to capture the essence of the theme and take pictures and submit.

First place ($200), Second place ($75), Third place ($50) and up to five honorable mentions.


Winners will be announced at the Gordon Parks Celebration. All photos submitted that are accepted, will be on exhibit during the 21st annual Gordon Parks Celebration on Oct. 3 - 5, 2024. All accepted photos will also be posted on the Gordon Parks Website and Facebook page.


Photographers can enter no more than 2 photos

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 attached photo in JPEG format, with the title, their name, address, email, and phone number. If under 14 years old please include parent’s information.

Photos should be received via email by Wednesday, September 18, 2024

at the latest.


The Gordon Parks Museum reserves the right to not accept or display any submitted photo(s) that would be considered to be obscene, violent or in any other way objectionable or inappropriate and/or that do not hold to the standards of FSCC policy or the mission of the Gordon Parks Museum. 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.

Questions? Email Or call 223-2700, ext. 5850


                        2023 Winners

2023 Photo Entries

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