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7th Annual Pumpkin…

Oct 10 - 31, 2015
The Lutcher/Gramercy Lions Club presents its 7th Annual Pumpkin Patch at the… more

A Louisiana Parlor:…

Oct 10 - 11, 2015
This exhibition is in celebration of the acquisition of a superb Rococo Revival… more

All Ages Workshop:…

Oct 10 - 10, 2015
Participants in this All Ages Workshop will enjoy a guided tour of the… more

Beast of the Southern…

Oct 10 - 10, 2015
This fall, in partnership with Court 13 and the New Orleans Film Society,… more

Carnaval Latino

Oct 10 - 11, 2015
A celebration of the extraordinary Latin Music and our city`s Hispanic heritage… more

City Park Pumpkin…

Oct 10 - 25, 2015
Get ready for some nonstop fall fun at New Orleans' City Park! Located at City… more

Collective Media…

Oct 10 - 25, 2015
Join Longue Vue for the first opening of its three-part "Collective… more

Fall Garden Festival

Oct 10 - 11, 2015
The annual Fall Garden Festival is an educational experience for home gardeners… more

Fats Domino & Dave…

Oct 10 - Dec 27, 2015
Join us at the Carver Theater for a Music Tribute honoring Legendary Musicians… more

Foundation for…

Oct 10 - 10, 2015
The International Organization, Foundation Languages, will hold its 19th Annual… more

Gentilly Fest

Oct 10 - 11, 2015
Free to the public, Gentilly Fest celebrates all things … more

Hell Yes Fest

Oct 10 - 11, 2015
HUKA Entertainment and The New Movement are proud to announce the 4th Annual… more

Japan Fest

Oct 10 - 10, 2015
Join the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Japan Club of New Orleans for the… more

Longue Vue House and…

Oct 10 - 11, 2015
For the 10th Anniversary of the storm, Longue Vue will commemorate the revival… more

Newcomb Art Museum of…

Oct 10, 2015 - Jan 03, 2016
Join us for the  Exhibition: "A Shared Space: KAWS, Karl Wirsum,… more

Saturday Farmers…

Oct 10 - Dec 26, 2015
We are excited to announce the Saturday Farmers Market at the French Market!… more

Southern Rep presents…

Oct 10 - 10, 2015
Does art imitate life or vice versa? In this effervescent romantic comedy by… more

The Cinderella…

Oct 10 - 27, 2015
Donations of costume jewelry, girls' princess dresses and teen prom dresses… more

The Foundation…

Oct 10 - 30, 2015
Join us at the Foundation Gallery for  House: Group Exhibition with Andrew… more

The Historic New…

Oct 10, 2015 - Jan 09, 2016
The Historic New Orleans Collection marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane… more

7th Annual Pumpkin…

Oct 10 - 31, 2015
The Lutcher/Gramercy Lions Club presents its 7th Annual Pumpkin Patch at the… more

W New Orleans Kicks Off #wmardigras Social Media Photo Contest



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Emily Schmidt Liuzza
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W New Orleans Kicks Off #wmardigras Social Media Photo Contest

Fans Invited to Capture Mardi Gras Festivities for Chance to Win a 2-night Stay at W Fort Lauderdale


New Orleans, LA (February 20, 2014) - To capture and share the spirit of Mardi Gras through creative imagery, W New Orleans is hosting a social media photo competition, "Snap, Share and Win: #wmardigras Photo Contest," for the second year in a row that kicks off this Friday, Feb. 21. The hotel is encouraging fans to snap and share some of their best Mardi Gras moments through Twitter, Instagram or Facebook until Wednesday, March 5 for the chance to win a two-night stay at W Fort Lauderdale. 


To enter the contest, revelers can share their photos on Instagram or Twitter by tagging #wmardigras and @whotelsnola in the post or by submitting the image directly through the contest tab on the W New Orleans Facebook page. The deadline to submit photos is 5:00 p.m. (CT) on Wednesday, March 5.  At that time, a gallery of the top images will be available on the Facebook page where fans can vote for their favorite by Liking, Commenting or Sharing the image. Voting will end on Monday, March 10 at 5:00 p.m. (CT). The photographer whose image has the most activity will win the 2-night stay.  


"Images can be powerful, long-lasting tools to connect with travelers looking to book their next vacations," said John Thompson, general manager of W New Orleans. "Mardi Gras presents an excellent opportunity to engage with people outside of the city by snapping and sharing pictures that illustrate the excitement of Carnival season. We received some terrific pictures last year that truly captured the spirit of Mardi Gras, so we are looking forward to seeing what our social media fans will submit this year."


For more information about "Snap, Share and Win: #wmardigras Photo Contest" and for a complete list of the terms and conditions, please visit or the contest tab on the W New Orleans Facebook page.


For more information about W New Orleans or to make reservations, please visit or call 504 525 9444. Follow W Hotels of New Orleans on Instagram and Twitter at @whotelsnola and become a fan on Facebook at


About W New Orleans

Located just steps from the French Quarter in the heart of downtown New Orleans, W New Orleans is close to shopping, Harrah's Casino and the Warehouse District. The property boasts 410 guest rooms including 22 suites and over 13,000 square feet of meeting space. Indulge in Creole cuisine at Zoë; workout in FIT, lounge in a poolside cabana at WET or sip a signature cocktail at Rande Gerber's Whiskey Blue. For more information, visit