The Gordon Parks Museum Photo Contest

The 2023 Gordon Parks Museum

Photo Contest

(Open to any non-professional photographer)

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
[email protected]. 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.

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

Questions? Email
[email protected] Or call 223-2700, ext. 5850

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