2015 Hat Contest: First day for entries to be accepted

2015 Hat Contest: First day for entries to be accepted

Here's your chance


Calling all Derby fashionistas! The Kentucky Derby Museum invites both professionals and amateurs to enter their hats for inclusion in the 2015 “It’s My Derby” fashion exhibit. The hat contest is a main component of the "It’s My Derby" exhibit. The exhibit initiative strives to capture personal experiences with the landmark sport and cultural event that is the Kentucky Derby.

All hat entries will be judged by an expert panel and 20-25 hats will be selected for display in the museum exhibit for one year. There will also be a Judges’ Choice Award for best overall entry and Most Representative of Derby Award, presented to the hat that best captures the spirit of the Kentucky Derby.

  • Entries will be accepted beginning May 3, 2015
  • All entries must be postmarked by June 1, 2015
  • Hats must be delivered or shipped in a box which completely covers and protects it

*For questions, deliveries and shipments contact: Chris Goodlett, Curator of Collections, 704 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208; 502-637-1111, ext. 259, [email protected]. No international entries will be accepted.