Tamale Eating Contest Official Rules

November 2014
Location: Stage - 1:00 PM

Eligibility: Contest is open to all everyone 18 years old or older.

To Enter: Read carefully the Official Contest rules and Entry Form. The Tamale Eating Contest including the eligibility requirements and waiver of liability provisions. Complete and sign this document below. All entry forms become the property of Latin Event Group, Los Angeles International Tamale Festival.

Contest Rules: Contestants will compete against each other. The object is to eat as many Tamales in any style, with any condiments and any beverage, as possible within the allotted time: 5 minutes. Any Tamales in a competitor's mouth at the whistle counts toward the final tally if the competitor chews and swallows that portion of the food stuff.

Contestants must not touch any tamale until the starting signal. Contestants must stop eating at the ending signal. Judges will be on hand to assure adherence to contest rules and tally the number of tamale eaten. Winners will be determined by counting the number of Tamales eaten.

Prize Awards: A grand prize of $100 dollars will be awarded to the top finisher. It is the responsibility of the winners to comply with all instructions as to the pick up, receipt, arrangements for or use of any prize won and failure to do so on a timely basis may affect the winner’s right to claim or use the prize. All winners agree to the use of their name, likeness for advertising or trade purposes.

Acknowledgment of Risks and Waiver of Liability: Contestant acknowledges that there are risks of personal injury, illness and possible loss of life, and risks of damage to or loss of personal property, which may result from participating in this contest. Contestant, as a condition of entry, agrees to indemnify and hold harmless  Latin Event Group, Los Angeles International Tamale Festival and affiliated companies, their vendors, their advertising, promotion and public relations agencies, co-sponsoring companies and their affiliates and agencies, from any and all claims and costs, including attorneys’ fees, arising from or in connection with participation in this contest or the receipt or us of any prize, except where such claims or costs arise out of the indemnified party’s gross negligence.

Final Authority: Latin Event Group, Los Angeles International Tamale Festival has the final authority regarding all contest-related matters.

Certification and Signature: I certify that the information provided on this entry form is correct and that I have carefully read, understand and accept the terms of the Tamale Eating Contest Official Contest Rules and Entry Form. My signature indicates my understanding and assumption of the risks and my voluntary participation in this contest.


First Name: _____________________________ MR. ____MRS. ____MISS. __

Last Name: ______________________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip: ___________________________________________________

Home Phone: _____________________ Cell Phone: _____________________

Email Address: _________________________ Age: _____ Date of Birth: _____

How did you hear about this contest?

_____ Newspaper

_____ Radio/TV

_____ In-store poster or flyer _____ Other

Proof of Age/Status:
*Please submit copy with application

_____ Driver’s License

_____ College ID

_____ Other _____ Other

Do you have any allergies? Please Circle. YES NO

If yes, please describe in detail what you are allergic to.





NOTE: If chosen as a final contestant, a $25 entry deposit is required to secure your appearance in the contest. It will be refunded to you only if you show up for the contest.



Application Accepted by: ______________________

Application Approved by: ______________________

Contestant Accepted Date: _____________________

Contestant notified (Date/Time): ___________________ Contestant Expectance: Y / N

Mail to:
5th Annual Los Angeles International Tamale Festival
c/o Tamale Eating Contest
P.O. Box 5011
San Gabriel, CA 91776

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