3's new Seriously Social competition, which will be mentored by Johnno Burgess from Bugged Out! invites budding party planners, club promoters and revellers to submit their ultimate party manifesto via Facebook. The winner will receive a once in a lifetime chance to spend £30K on making their dream party a reality, with the help of a skilled production team to put it together.
The competition for the most popular party idea is open to all fans of the Seriously Social Facebook page and the search is ultimately decided by them. A shortlist of the 25 best entries will be chosen at the end of November by a panel, including Johnno Burgess and 3, and then fans of the page will forge the outcome by voting for their favourite idea. Voters will also be in with a chance of attending the January 2010 party if the idea they back wins.
The first Seriously Social competition received 58,000 votes over a two-week period. The winner, Michael O'Shea, won the chance to work with a professional production team to put on an authentic 1920s party for £25k. Highlights included a lavish feast, burlesque performers including Vicky Butterfly, comedy from the Bearded Kitten Crew and live bands including Harry's Tricks and The Correspondents. The event took place at the opulent No. 5 Cavendish Square and was dressed in keeping with the theme of the event. Watch the video