VIP Judging

Chili and salsa judging will be by a panel of 12 VIP judges in a blind-taste test. All Chili and Salsa will be served to the judges in 2 oz. plastic cups. The judges will have no contact with the Chili or Salsa challengers.

Trophies will be awarded for Best:

  • Restaurant
  • Business
  • Service Organization
  • Individual
  • Vegetarian Chili
  • Fruit Salsa
  • Traditional Salsa
  • The Judges will award the trophy and title “Grand Champion Chili,” the most coveted award. 


People’s Choice Awards

Upon entering, guests will receive voting ballots for Best Meat Chili, Best Vegetarian Chili, Best Fruit Salsa, Best Traditional Salsa and Best Beer. By giving a ballot to a team during the event, the guest votes for that team as the best in their field for the “People’s Choice” awards. Votes are tallied at 4:15 and trophies will be given to the winners for first, second and third place.

Other awards will be given for best team costumes, best booth decorations, most spirited team, best salsa and chili displays, and any other wacky contest we can create. One of a kind, collector’s trophies and glory to the winners.