Please take note that we have added an additional category....
Presentation! Prizes will again be awarded for this category,
so be sure to read the restrictions below. Also, remember that
cooking begins at 8:00 am.
For the simple fact that this party/chili cookoff is meant to be a fun time for
all attending, and participation most often livens (that is a word right?)
everyone up, we have decided to provide some recipes for various types of chili. Now no one will have an
excuse for not arriving early!
Rule 1. Chili cook-off entry is $15 if entry is received before October
1. Entry fee is $20 after that. So, if you send in your entry before October 1
you only have to pay $15 at the cook-off. (You are consenting to pay $15 if you
send the entry form.) If you require financial assistance concerning the
entry fee, we advise that you refrain from joining the contest at this
time. If you need help with fifteen bucks, then you would probably skimp on
ingredients for your chili. You should not be spending money on chili
ingredients in the first place (although these priorities are admirable).
Rule 2. You may enter any time before 8am the day of the contest. Entry form
below. You must have a name. If you can not provide a name, one will be given
for you, like "duh" or "duhhh"..
Rule 3. All chili must be ready for judging by 12 noon. No matter how
silly the idea of having a deadline may be to a veteran chili contest champion,
it is mandatory that all chili must be ready for sampling by this time. Any
noncompliance with this rule will result in chili confiscation and the
contestant will be disqualified, beaten, and set on fire.
Rule 4. Ingredients must be displayed. You must develop a minimum of
six(6) US quarts of your concoction. Please be specific in listing your
ingredients. The judges will have a column on their judging sheet for this
display. Listing exact ingredients will help to reduce confusion and maintain a
level of consistency throughout the judging process. You may believe the
ingredient "PEPPER" is sufficient; however, this could be seen as ambiguous.
For all we know, this could include Cayenne pepper, black pepper, lemon pepper,
Dr. Pepper, Salt-n-pepa, and Pepperite (the common pepper substitute for those
on a low pepper diet).
Rule 5. Your chili may contain anything you think will win; however, the
chili will be judged on taste and appearance. These criteria are highly
subjective so the judges will have the final say. If you are entering this
contest then you probably have good taste and a craving for fun and excitement.
We would ask that you use common sense when preparing and mixing your chili
ingredients. Although you may think adding leaded gasoline, DDT, seven-dust,
Hydrofluoric acid, Styrofoam, dope, razor blades, and shards of broken glass
will cause your chili to blaze through the finish line, please remember that
some individuals may not be able to eat your chili. Your reasonable and
customary behavior will be appreciated. You can act unreasonable after the
Rule 6. The chili you enter must be cooked on site. (This is a chili
cook-off, not a picnic.) The meat shall be RAW when you arrive at the
site. (Okay to marinate before hand but you must mention the marinating in your
list of ingredients.) Other ingredients may be premixed if you so desire.
You need to bring your own heating
Rule 7. No past winners may duplicate their recipe.
Rule 8. Awards will be:
Best Columbus Day Party! Chili
Best Bean Chili
Best Texas Style Chili
Best Combustible Chili
First prize for best Columbus Day Party! chili is your name engraved on a
huge chili pot for eternity (see above.. revolving trophy), Columbus
Day Party! t-shirt and a gift certificate to Academy (sports and outdoors) for
at least $75.00. We tried for the Porsche and the getaway for 4 to
Austrailia but that fell through. The rest of the awards are bragging rights.
Judging will start at 12:05pm. Chili must
be ready at 12noon.
Official Judging Criteria: awards will be given on the following basis.
A) Best Columbus Day Party! Chili (First Prize): Judged as best
tasting from all catagories and most likely to make you loosen your pants to
eat more. When loosening pants, please remember that others are present. They
may be offended if they think you are publicly removing your garments.
B) Best Bean Chili: Judged as best chili that includes beans. (Chili can
contain anything else also.) Individuals in enclosed areas must seek well
ventilated areas within 1-2 hours following initial consumption of this chili.
C) Best Texas Style Chili: Judged by thickness and least amount of
fillers(i.e. no beans,rice, noodles etc. only meat and chiles.)If any of you
yankees try to mix your Vienna sausages and/or spam in your "Texas" chili you
will be disqualified. We will send you back home where you can drink your pop
and eat your clam chowder.
D) Best Combustible Chili: Judged by the hottest chili that is still
edible. For those contestants who prefer to use duplicating fluid and/or
powdered oxygen, please refrain from combining these ingredients in your chili.
This will be considered cheating and will be grounds for immediate spanking.
E) Best Presentation: Each contestant will be assigned 10 feet of
frontage to the central party area. The
depth of the booth will be at least 12 feet. Best
Presentation will be awarded to the contestant who creates the most
attractive/entertaining/original/fun display within those boundaries.Please
note: the Radio City Music Hall “Rockettes” will _not_ fit in the designated
Chili Cook-Off advisements:
Advisement 1. You MUST furnish your own heating device.
Electricity is not available.(please
do not bring hair dryers, curling irons, flame throwers, portable fusion
reactors, or any other facsimile thereof).
Advisement 2. Serving bowls and spoons will be provided We discourage the
act of immersing or dipping fingers, hands, and buttocks into chili pots. We do
not know where these appendages have been; furthermore, it is unsanitary. We do
not want individuals walking around with unsightly stains on their fingers and
hands. It is much easier to tilt the pot and "drink" from it directly.
Contestants need not bring their fine china. The hosts will provide an ample
supply of bowls and spoons.
Advisement 3. Minimum amount of six quarts of chili must be
furnished to be eligible for prizes.