Beginning Friday, The Independent is launching a photo contest, “Ragin’ for the Cajuns,” hoping to encourage local businesses, schools, classrooms and organizations to help turn Lafayette into a sea of vermilion. 

Each Friday by 11 a.m., email a spirited pic of your company or organization dressed in red to photographer Robin May at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll choose a winner and post your pic and a short profile of your company, organization or school on our website (and, space permitting, in the following Wednesday’s issue of the paper). Images not chosen from the previous week are eligible to compete in subsequent weeks (the photo, however, must have been taken on a Friday).

Coming off their upset of Florida International last week, the Ragin' Cajuns, 3-1, face Florida Atlantic, 0-3, Saturday at 6 p.m. at Cajun Field. If you’re even thinking of tailgating and skipping the game, think again. If there are any empty seats in the stadium, head coach Mark Hudspeth is threatening to come and get you.

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