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Mardi Gras New Orleans

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2017 Mardi Gras Photo Contest

Upload your winning photo!

Mardi Gras is like a mecca for photographers.  Bright colors, costumes, larger-than-life parade floats, and an abundance of beads make for plenty of great photos.

That’s why we want you to enter Mardi Gras New Orleans’s annual photo contest! Whether you snapped a great shot of a passing parade, or caught some Mardi Gras Indians taking to the streets, we want to see your best photos from any celebrations surrounding Mardi Gras.

Here you can upload your favorite photos of the season. Alternatively, if you own a smartphone, try visiting this page in your mobile browser while on the parade route to easily snap an image while on the go!


Grand Prize

The grand prize winner enjoys a memorable stay at the Maison Dupuy, a luxury hotel located in the French Quarter.

It also includes two tickets to the tour of the winner's choosing from Gray Line New Orleans, the oldest locally owned tour company in the city.

Plus, the winner and the person of their choice will enjoy a distinctly New Orleans breakfast at Café Beignet.

Second Place Prize

The second place winner will enjoy a Jazz Lunch Cruise for two aboard the Steamboat NATCHEZ, an authentic steamboat on the Mississippi.

Submit your best photos via the Photo Upload tool above. (If you have a problem uploading, then email your submission to

Past Winners:

2016 Grand Prize Winner
A Fun Day on St. Charles Ave 

mardi gras light show

2015 Grand Prize Winner
Brian Saxton for "Beaming!"

mardi gras new orleans child

2015 First Place Winner
Charly Grivel for "Waaow!"

a girl and her beads

2014 Winning Photo
A Girl With Her Beads; Submitted by Etio H

Mardi Gras float

2013 Winning Photo
King of Mardi Gras; Submitted by Lori

Mardi Gras float

2012 Winning Photo
Parade float; Submitted by Becky

Mardi Gras Contest Rules

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