Catch a Coconut at a Parade; Eat Fresh Alligator Meat; Play with Street Musicians - Do It All at Mardi Gras with Southern Comfort
Mardi Gras in New Orleans is one of the greatest celebrations in the world that is an annual pilgrimage for many groups of friends. It mixes unique traditions with the come-one-come-all spirit of the city for an unforgettable experience. To capture it all and share with its fans, Southern Comfort has launched a global search for a Mardi Gras correspondent via the brand's Facebook fan page (facebook.com/southerncomfort) to cover it all this coming February.
The winning correspondent chosen by Southern Comfort Facebook fans will be sent, along with a friend to serve as their cameraperson, to the brand's birthplace of New Orleans for Mardi Gras in February 2010. Their prize includes airfare, lodging, daily stipend and a $5,000 USD performance-based bonus.
Performance-based bonus? Yep, the bonus depends on the correspondent's ability to complete the four "stories" Southern Comfort fans vote on for what the winner must cover while in New Orleans. It could be catching a coconut on the parade route one day or enjoying a delicious meal of fresh alligator the next. And like any job done well, if all four stories are covered, then the correspondent enjoys a nice cash bonus at the end of the trip.
How to Enter
Southern Comfort Facebook fans must submit a 30-second to 2-minute video in English on why they would make the perfect Southern Comfort Mardi Gras correspondent. Entries must be submitted using the Southern Comfort Mardi Gras application. Three finalists will be chosen by a Southern Comfort panel of judges based on creativity, comedic value and on-screen charisma and posted on Facebook where Southern Comfort fans will be able to vote for their favorite correspondent using the voting function on the application.
Details and the official rules can be found on the Southern Comfort Mardi Gras Facebook application. No purchase necessary. Other restrictions may apply. All entrants must be 21 years of age or over. Entries must be submitted by December 28, 2009.