In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, New Orleanians are refusing to let their Carnival spirit be diminished. This year, in place of the traditional Mardi Gras festivities, the surrounding communities will embrace fun, innovative, and safe activities to celebrate this Carnival season. One of these activities includes a "Show Us Your Mardi Gras" contest, which requires participants to post a picture of themselves or their family celebrating Mardi Gras in 2021 or in times past to the Visit Jefferson Parish Facebook page. Whoever has the most liked photo will win a $300 gift basket filled with local delicacies. So, if you are in the Mardi Gras mood and have a photo that you would like to use, consider entering the Show Me Your Mardi Gras contest.
If you would like to enter the contest, you must first like the Visit Jefferson Parish Facebook page, then submit your picture as a private message to the page. All contest participants must include their name, address, birthday, phone number, and email under the photo submitted. Only one entry per household is allowed, and you must own the rights to the photo you are choosing to submit to the contest. Lastly, have your family and friends like the Jefferson Paris Facebook page and then like your photo, which will appear in the Show Us Your Mardi Gras Contest Photo Album, to get as many likes as possible, so that you can have a chance to win the Jefferson Parish goodie basket.
This goodie basket is filled with local treats that any New Orleanian would adore, including four tickets to a NOLA Gold Rugby game, two 16-ounce bags of Parish Coffee, $20-$25 gift cards to local restaurants, signature seasonings, and gear from Raising Cane's. If you are excited about these prizes, make sure you adhere to the contest rules to ensure that your chances at winning these goodies are high.
The contest will take place between Monday, January 18, and Wednesday, February 10. The last day to submit your photo is Sunday, February 3, by 5:00 p.m. All participants must be 18 years or older to enter. The last day to vote (to like a photo) will be on Wednesday, February 10, and the winner will be announced on Thursday, February 11. The purpose of this contest is to bring strength, togetherness, and Mardi Gras cheer to communities across Southeast Louisiana, so dig up your best Mardi Gras selfie and enter the contest.