Chilli Eating Contest Rules and Regulations


All contestants agree to take part in the contest under the following rules:

  1. The contest will be run across a series of rounds with participants able to withdraw at any stage either during a round or before the next one begins;

  2. The chillies will begin at a mild heat and will increase in heat based upon the Chilli Pepper Heat Scoville Scale as the rounds progress;

  3. Each contestant will receive a single chilli in each round;

  4. Contestants will be required to eat the entire chilli: flesh, seeds and membrane, but excluding the stalk;

  5. Contestants will be allowed to finish any chilli remaining in their mouth when time is called afterone minute. This rule does not apply in the event of a tie situation as detailed in Rule 7;

  6. The winner will be determined by being the last remaining contestant willing to continue in the contest;

  7. In the event of a tie, remaining contestants will be given an additional minute to consume as many chillies as possible with the winner being the individual that consumed the most whole chillies in the time;

  8. Contestants may not coat the inside of their mouth with any kind of protective coating and anyone caught doing so will be immediately disqualified;

  9. Each contestant will be given milk to consume at any point of the contest however the consumption of any liquid including the milk provided will result in automatic disqualification from the contest;

  10. Any contestant that vomits either during a round or within a one minute period after the round has completed will be disqualified. (Note: This is a family event so should this occur, please do so discretely!)

  11. Each contestant recognises that excessive consumption of chillies can lead to and/or contribute towards health issues.

  12. The judge’s decision is final.

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