A COMPETITION to win two grandstand tickets for Bridgwater Carnival went viral for the new Holiday Inn Express at North Petherton.

The competition was posted on social media and was seen by 65,893 people with thousands of entries.

On Friday, Carnival president Mike Crocker went to the hotel on Friday for the draw, where Shannon Cann's name was drawn out of the bowl.

"We had entries from across the country," says sales manager Caroline Mullan.