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The 2023 Gordon Parks Museum Photo Contest 
Sponsored by Merl Humphrey Photography at 5 N. Main St., Fort Scott, KS

                   THEME: “Family, Home and Roots

This photo contest is inspired by Gordon Parks and his love for his family and upbringing. This is open to any amateur photographer. Photographers are invited to capture the essence of the theme.

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 at the Gordon Parks Celebration. All photos submitted that are accepted, will be on exhibit during the 20th annual Gordon Parks Celebration on Oct. 5 - 7, 2023. All accepted 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 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.

When do I have to submit my entries?
Photos should be received via email by Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at the latest.

Anything else I need to know?
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.

Judges for the photo contest are professional photographer, Veretta Cobler and established make-up artist and hair stylist, Donna Fumoso based in New York City. 

                        2022 Winners

2022 Photo Entries

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