Calling all Derby fashionistas to enter the 2017 Kentucky Derby Museum Hat Contest

Calling all Derby fashionistas to enter the 2017 Kentucky Derby Museum Hat Contest

Calling all Derby fashionistas to enter the 2017 Kentucky Derby Museum Hat Contest
Winners will have their hats displayed in the Museum for one year

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 8, 2017) - The Kentucky Derby Museum invites both professionals and amateurs to enter their hats for inclusion in the 2017 It's My Derby fashion exhibit. The hat contest is a signature element of the exhibition which strives to capture the spirit associated with the landmark sport and cultural event that is the Kentucky Derby.

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

  • Entries will be accepted through May 31, 2017 during Museum hours only
  • Hats must be delivered or shipped and postmarked May 31, 2017
  • No international entries
  • Museum is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items

For all rules, visit https://www.derbymuseum.org/hatcontest.html

*For questions, deliveries and shipments contact: Emma Bryan, Curatorial Intern, 704 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208; 502-637-1111, ext. 259, EBryan@DerbyMuseum.org,

**Editor's Note: Below is a sampling of hats from the current It's My Derby exhibit. To view all 2016 winner's currently on display, click here. For more information about the Kentucky Derby Museum, visit DerbyMuseum.org.

About Kentucky Derby Museum (DerbyMuseum.org)
Kentucky Derby Museum, a 501(C)(3) non-profit public charity organization in Louisville, Kentucky has a commitment to ENGAGE, EDUCATE and EXCITE everyone about the extraordinary experience that is the KENTUCKY DERBY.