Photo Contest Rules


Mardi Gras New Orleans Photo Contest (the “Contest”) is sponsored by

ONE (1) GRAND PRIZE: One (1) two-night stay at Hotel Provincial in New Orleans; One (1) tour for two on a Gray Line Tours tour of the winner’s choice; One (1) breakfast for two at Café Beignet. Value: $450

ONE (1) SECOND PRIZE: One (1) Harbor Jazz Cruise with a buffet lunch for two aboard the Steamboat Natchez or City of New Orleans Riverboat. Value: $150

All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply; void where prohibited. Prizes based on availability. Hotel stay requires reservations made in advance. Not valid during special events. Blackout dates may apply. Not redeemable for cash.

ELIGIBILITY: The Contest is open only to individuals, eighteen (18) years or older at time of entry. Employees of sponsors their immediate families (defined as parents, children, siblings, spouse and grandparents), and those domiciled with any of the foregoing are not eligible.

TO ENTER: To enter electronically, visit our website /contest/. All information provided by entrant must be complete, true and correct. Submissions to the Contest must be received by noon CST one (1) week after Mardi Gras day, in order to be eligible; entries received after that date and time will be deemed ineligible to win. All submitted entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned; Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, inaccurate, incomplete, damaged, illegible, or misdirected entries. Each entry must be submitted on an individual basis (i.e., no team, joint, or corporate entries) and all components of the entry must be the original creation of the submitting participant and be taken during this Mardi Gras season.

Only non-commercial work may be submitted. Entries may not contain profanity, nudity, pornographic images, violent images, anti-competition messages, illegal material, or material that violates the rights of third parties. Entries may not include confidential information, trade secrets, trademarks or copyrighted material belonging to any person or entity other than the participant absent a suitable license or permission agreement (proof of which is required). Entries containing any forbidden matter or material otherwise deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. If at any time Sponsor determines that the photo has been published elsewhere (other than personal social media accounts), it will be disqualified. Photos edited with overlays will not be eligible for the photo contest although they may be selected for inclusion in the site's photo gallery. Online entries will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at the time of entry.

JUDGING: The team will select the top photos and present them to visitors for their votes. The vote will then be open on the second Friday after Mardi Gras which falls 10 (ten) days after Mardi Gras day, and the winner announced by the third Tuesday after Mardi Gras which falls 21 (twenty-one) days after Mardi Gras day. By entering, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules, and that the decisions of the judges are final and binding in all respects. Winners will be notified by e-mail. Sponsor reserves the right not to select any winning submissions based upon the quantity or content of submissions. Potential winners will be required to sign and return a sworn Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability and Publicity Release. If required documentation is not returned within seven (7) business days of notification, or if notification is returned as undeliverable, any prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner will be selected.

PRIZE AWARDS: No prize substitution or transfer is permitted, except that Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value for any reason. All taxes and any other incidental expenses on Prizes are the sole responsibility of each winner.

GENERAL RULES & LIMITATIONS: By entering, you represent that: (i) your entry is your own original work; and (ii) you own or have the rights to convey any and all right and title in any material submitted as part of your entry into the Contest. By entering, you grant to Sponsor a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free license to edit, publish, promote, republish at any time in the future and otherwise use your submission, along with your name and likeness, in any and all media for any purpose, without further permission, notice or compensation (except where prohibited by law). By participating in the Contest, you agree to release Sponsor and its parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, directors, officers, and agents from any and all liability, claims or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, possession, use, or misuse of any prize. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures, or other errors or problems which may occur in connection with the Contest, whether computer, network, technical, mechanical, typographical, printing, human or otherwise, including, without limitation, errors or problems which may occur in connection with the administration of the Contest, the processing or judging of entries, the announcement of the prizes, in any Contest-related materials, or that may limit prize fulfillment or a participant's ability to enter the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to amend these official rules and to permanently disqualify from the Contest any person it believes has intentionally violated these official rules.

PRIVACY: By entering, you agree that the information you provide may be sent to promotional partners of the Sponsor(s). You may be contacted by the Sponsor(s) and/or promotional partners of the Sponsor(s).