The 2020 Gordon Parks Museum to feature Photo Contest

Contact: Kirk Sharp at 1-800-874-3722, ext. 5850
Email: [email protected]

Fort Scott-The Gordon Parks Museum at Fort Scott Community College, will feature a photo contest sponsored by Merl Humphrey Photography and 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 Oct. 8 – 16, 2020. All photos will also be posted on the Gordon Parks Museum website and Facebook page.

Photographs must be submitted via e-mail to [email protected].

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 Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at the latest.

For more info, click below:

photo contest flyer 2020



For more information email gordo[email protected] or by phone call 223-2700, ext. 5850.

“Always Choose Family” by Ashton Nolan was1st place winner in the 2019 Photo Contest. The theme was: “My Learning Tree, Life Lessons Learned.”

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