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
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.
PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY
First Name: _____________________________ MR. ____MRS. ____MISS. __
Last Name: ______________________________________________________
City, State, Zip: ___________________________________________________
Home Phone: _____________________ Cell Phone: _____________________
Email Address: _________________________ Age: _____ Date of Birth: _____
How did you hear about this contest?
_____ In-store poster or flyer _____ Other
Proof of Age/Status:
*Please submit copy with application
_____ Driver’s License
_____ College ID
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.
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY:
Application Accepted by: ______________________
Application Approved by: ______________________
Contestant Accepted Date: _____________________
Contestant notified (Date/Time): ___________________ Contestant Expectance: Y / N
5th Annual Los Angeles International Tamale Festival
c/o Tamale Eating Contest
P. O. Box 5011
San Gabriel, CA 91778-5011