Mardi Gras Photo Contest


Mardi Gras New Orleans’ Annual Show Us Your Mardi Gras Pics! Photo Contest

Show Us Your Mardi Gras Pics! New Orleans is always ready for her closeup – especially at Carnival time! Everywhere you turn, there’s a photo op. Festive and funky costumes, glittering beads, celebrity riders, larger-than-life parade floats – all with New Orleans’ spectacular architecture for a backdrop. Mardi Gras is every photographer’s dream. Mardi Gras New Orleans’ Annual Show Us Your Mardi Gras Pics! Photo Contest is your chance to share your love of NOLA with the world.

Grand Prize!

The grand prize winner enjoys a memorable two-night 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.

2nd Place

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

Whether you snapped a great shot of a passing parade, captured a colorful shotgun house all decorated for Carnival, went to a Mardi Gras ball, or caught some Mardi Gras Indians taking to the streets, we want to see your best photos.

We’re looking for NEVER-BEFORE-PUBLISHED photos taken THIS YEAR by YOU! We will be showcasing them throughout Mardi Gras on our social channels with the hashtag #showusyourmardigraspics. Note: To be fair to all our entrants, we will be doing reverse photo searches.

Here you can upload your best photos of the season. Upload your pictures from a computer at home, or submit them from your phone while on the parade route!

Tip: While we always love to see pictures of New Orleans and your selfies are cute, keep in mind that photos specific to Mardi Gras are more likely to win.

Mardi Gras Contest Rules