Competition Rules and Guidelines


  • There will be a total of 20 entries allowed on a first come, first serve basis*
  • Chili must be prepared in a large quantity - crockpot preferred
  • Chili must be categorized prior to the competition - hot or mild 
  • Each competitor must bring his/her own "fixings" for the chili - crackers, cheese, etc
  • All entries must be made by December 2nd



Submissions will be divided into hot and mild categories and judged on the following criteria:

  • Appearance
  • Aroma
  • Texture
  • Taste



  • There will be a $10 entry fee and all proceeds will help support the Mobile Health Outreach Ministry
  • Each chili submitted will be assigned a number to maintain anonymity
  • Bowls, sample cups, spoons, tea and water will be provided
  • The cook-off will take place behind the DePaul building, by the river and Christmas Tree
  • There will be a people's choice and best table award
  • Voting will close at 12:30pm


*If entries exceed 20, there will potentially be additional judges added. However, there is no guarantee, so please register promptly.