Attention captains of Carnival krewes

The New Orleans Advocate will publish Carnival ball stories submitted by official Carnival krewes in the New Orleans metropolitan area.

To be considered for publication, stories and photographs must be submitted electronically no later than two weeks before the ball. Stories should include the names of the queen and maids, a description of the ball and any pertinent scene-setting details.

Only photographs of the queen and maids, in color, will be considered. Photographs should be at least 5X7 inches with a resolution of 300 dpi at the 5X7 size. Photographs must be submitted using the newspaper’s online photo-sharing form,

Stories should be emailed to All stories are subject to editing.

Ball stories will be published on the day after the ball, in most cases.

For additional information, e-mail or call Edwin Curry at (504) 636-7400.