September 22nd, 2018

Tasting starts at Noon

Prizes

Wichita Wagonmasters’
Downtown Chili Cookoff

Categories and Prizes

These are the categories that you can enter and the prizes you can win at the Wichita Wagonmasters’ Downtown Chili Cookoff. We added some info about each category, but you gotta read the OFFICIAL RULES for all the important details.

The lawyers are making us say this so don’t blame all the Wagonmasters. Category information on this page is cursory and incomplete and is provided for preliminary guidance only. The Wichita Wagonmasters’ Downtown Chili Cookoff OFFICIAL RULES and the Rules and Regulations for cooks at the World’s Championship, State, Regional and District Cookoffs prepared by the International Chili Society for ICS categories are controlling. Other than the prizes and awards, you rely on this information at your peril, so please read the OFFICIAL RULES. (We made the lawyers say “please” ‘cause our mommas raised us right.)

GRAND CHAMPION Based on the results of Cecille Kallenberger’s Team Spirit, Best Booth, and your best score in any single category (except Salsa).

PRIZE: $1,000 and a Trophy

CECILLE KALLENBERGERʹS TEAM SPIRIT

PRIZES:
1st Place $250 and a Trophy
2nd Place $100 and a Trophy
3rd Place $50 and a Trophy

BEST BOOTH

PRIZES:
1st Place $250 and a Trophy
2nd Place 100 and a Trophy
3rd Place $50 and a Trophy

INTERNATIONAL CHILI SOCIETY TRADITIONAL RED CHILI (ICS Red) is defined by the International Chili Society as any kind of meat or combination of meats, cooked with red chili peppers, various spices, and other ingredients, with the exception of beans and pasta which are strictly forbidden. No garnish is allowed.

PRIZES:
1st Place $500 and a Trophy
2nd Place $250 and a Trophy
3rd Place $100 and a Trophy
4th & 5th Ribbons

INTERNATIONAL CHILI SOCIETY CHILI VERDE (ICS Green) is defined by the International Chili Society as any kind of meat or combination of meats, cooked with green chili peppers, various spices, and other ingredients, with the exception of beans and pasta which are strictly forbidden. No garnish is allowed.

PRIZES:
1st Place $500 and a Trophy
2nd Place $250 and a Trophy
3rd Place $100 and a Trophy
4th & 5th Ribbons

NO BEANS ABOUT IT. This is not an ICS category. No Beans About means any kind of meat or combination of meats cooked with chili peppers, pre‐cooked or canned tomatoes, various spices, and other ingredients. You might have guessed that you can’t use beans but you can’t use pasta either. Both are not only forbidden, they’re “expressly forbidden.” That means that we really mean it.

PRIZES:
1st Place $500 and a Trophy
2nd Place $250 and a Trophy
3rd Place $100 and a Trophy
4th & 5th Ribbons

ANYTHING GOES. This is not an ICS category. As the name suggests, it’s totally up to you. Entries in this category can have meat, chili peppers, pre‐cooked or canned tomatoes, various spices, any variety of beans, pasta, and other ingredient; even garnishes are okay.

PRIZES:
1st Place $500 and a Trophy
2nd Place $250 and a Trophy
3rd Place $100 and a Trophy
4th & 5th Ribbons

CHILI FOR CHARITY. Chili in this category can be prepared in advance and brought to the Chili Cookoff so long as it meets health‐code requirements. Teams that enter the Chili For Charity category are not eligible for Sharon Sawyer’s Peoples’ Choice but are automatically entered in the Cecille Kallenberger’s Team Spirit, Best Booth, and Grand Champion competitions just like all the other teams.

PRIZES:
1st Place $1,000 and a Trophy
2nd Place $500 and a Trophy
3rd Place $250 and a Trophy
4th Place $100 and a Ribbon
5th Place $50 and a Ribbon

SHARON SAWYERʹS PEOPLEʹS CHOICE CHILI. A brightly colored bead is included in each tasting kit purchased by attendees. Invite your family, friends, and co‐workers to help you win by collecting beads from the public in your boothʹs official container. This competition is not open to Charities. Chili that is only entered in this category can be prepared on site or it can be prepared in advance and brought to the Chili Cookoff if it meets health‐code requirements.

PRIZES:
1st Place $500 and a Trophy
2nd Place $250 and a Trophy
3rd Place $100 and a Trophy
4th & 5th Ribbons

RESTAURANTS. Open to any licensed restaurant

PRIZE:
1st Place: Traveling Trophy and bragging rights.

INTERNATIONAL CHILI SOCIETY SALSA. Salsa must be homemade by the contestant whose name and ICS # appear on the Contestant Application. It may be brought to the site that day if it meets health‐code requirements or it may be prepared at the Cookoff. Judges will consider aroma, appearance, texture, blend, and overall taste.

PRIZES:
1st place $250 and a Trophy
2nd place $125 and a Trophy
3rd place $50 and a Trophy
4th & 5th Ribbons

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