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Derby Hat Contest / Exhibit

Calling all hats! Its Derby time and that means time to start thinking about the 2014 hat contest!

Each year, the Kentucky Derby Museum invites participants from around the world to enter their beautiful and unique Derby hats in our annual contest. A panel of judges will evaluate the hats and the top twenty to thirty will be selected for the exhibit. We are in search of all types of hats, designer and novelty in either men or ladies styles. Each winner will receive documentation of their participation in the exhibit along with passes to see the hats on display during the year.

To enter the 2014 Hat Contest, download, complete and mail the following forms along with your submission. All official entries must come to KDM in a box accompanied by the attached entry form and loan agreement. KDM will begin accepting entries the day after the Kentucky Derby, May 4th. All entries must be postmarked no later than May 31st, 2014. All entries and any questions should be directed to:
Chris Goodlett,
Curator of Collections
502-637-1111, ext. 259

2014 Loan Agreement
2014 Hat Contest Entry

Mail submissions to:
Kentucky Derby Museum
Attn: Chris Goodlett
704 Central Avenue
Louisville, Ky 40208

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2013 Winners

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