Local Photo Contest Extended

The 2020 Gordon Parks Museum Photo Contest Deadline Is Extended

Fort Scott-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.

The 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, “Social Justice, Diversity and Equity” is for any amateur photographer. Photographers are invited to capture the essence of one of the concepts and share one or two sentences on what inspired the photo.


Non-professional photographers of any age and skill level are invited to take pictures for the project and may enter up to two photos in jpeg format with less than2MB. There will be a first place ($100), second place ($75) and third place ($50) prize and up to five honorable mentions. All photos submitted will be on exhibit at The Gordon Parks Museum and in the Ellis Family Fine Arts Center Nov. 2 – 13, 2020. All photos will also be posted on the Gordon Parks Museum website and Facebook page.

Photographs must be submitted via e-mail to gordonparksphotocontest@fortscott.edu. All photos must be attached in JPEG format and limit file size to less than 2 MB. All entries will be confirmed via email. Photographers should submit (in their email) a title, along with their name, address, email, phone number and share a one or two sentence on what inspired the photo. If under 10 years old please include parent’s information. Photos should be received via email by the new extended deadline date: Monday, October 26, 2020 at the latest.

For more information email gordonparkscenter@fortscott.edu or by phone call 223-2700, ext. 5850.


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