Congratulations to the winners of the Mardi Gras Shoebox Float contest!

  1. Remi Mabou, Louisiana Culture (174 votes)
  2. Violet Wynn, Krewe of Holly Beach Seafood (163 votes)
  3. Adele Domaingue (146 votes)


  • Float must be constructed using a traditional cardboard shoebox.
  • All entries should be appropriate for a family audience.
  • Must submit one (1) image of float for online voting.
    • When submitting an image for the promotion, you are giving Visit Lake Charles permission to reshare and reuse the image for the contest and promotional purposes.


  • Contest entries must be submitted online by Jan. 31, 2022, 11:59 pm.
  • Public online voting will take place from February 1, 2022 to noon on February 22, 2022.
  • Each IP address is allowed to place only one vote per entry.
  • Awards will be announced on March 1, 2022.
  • We reserve the right to edit photos and exclude any submissions that do not meet our guidelines or feature content not aligned with our mission to promote tourism.
  • For information, contact  at (337) 502-4351 or


  • 1st Place: Certificate, King Cake, $50
  • 2nd Place: Certificate, King Cake, $25
  • 3rd Place: Certificate & King Cake