There are NO RULES to this contest. There is no entry fee. There is no minumum amount of chili required.
Maximum of four people per team, anyone you want: adults children, neighbors, family, friends, whatever.
The Grand Prize will be 2005 annual passes for a family of Four to Paramount's Great America, Bonfante Gardens, and Crocodile
Dundee's new Waterpark at Great America. Prize value is around $300.
Additional prizes given for second place, third place, the People's Choice, hottest chili, and best vegetarian chili.
10 AM: Committee to start setting up for the day's events
11 AM: Booth set -up for contestants begins
2PM: Cooking of Chili to commence
4PM-6PM: Anyone who wants to will be judging your chili for the People's Choice Award
5:30PM Judging by the panel begins
6:30 PM Winners announced
7:00 PM Clean-up committee breaks down the event
We will provide: a 10 x 10 shaded tent, a six foot long table, a propane stove with two burners and one can of propane OR
an electrical outlet source if you use a crock pot or hot plate, trash recepticles, serving gloves, serving cups, utensils,
napkins, plastic tablecloth
You might want to have: cooking utensils, crock pot, pans/pots, hot plate, ice chest for ingredients, cutting boards, decorations
for your booth, hair nets, paper towels, buckets for dish-washing, tub for hand washing, anticeptic wipes for hand washing,.......
Not necessary- but whatever will make you most comfortable.
Pre-prepared ingredients are frowned upon, though they will not disqualify you.
Judges will keep in mind your on-site creativity.
The People's Choice Award: Throughout the day, people may buy tickets for $1, in order to taste all contestant's chili. Their
votes will be tallied up by 6PM at the latest.
Please be ready to serve your chili to the People's Choice Judges beginning at 4 PM, though it is okay if you have it ready
before that. Make certain you have enough for all judges, including a panel of four non-biased judges.
We recommend at least 2 gallons, though you should monitor your supply throughout the day, so you have enough left for the
If you have any questions, or you need an entry form, please e-mail Liz Guthrie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 408-230-0978
Drop off entry forms at 1303 San Juan Avenue, in the black mail box....no later than August 15, 2004!