Fine chili should look good, smell good and taste
good! Accordingly, each cup of chili is to be judged on five (5)
criteria to arrive at one whole number. You will rate the chili
on a scale from zero to 20 for each of the five categories:
Judge each chili on its own merit. Do not
attempt to compare one chili to another. Make your decision
the first time, as the chili cannot be re-tasted after it is passed
to the next judge.
Use a clean new spoon fore each taste of chili.
Pace yourself. You will have several cups of
chili to judge.
Clear your pallet after tasting each of the
Place your score on the score sheet blank that
corresponds to the judging number marked on the exterior of the cup
you are judging. Keep your sheet folded when not entering
Do not talk to your fellow judges about chili or
compare notes or scores during the judging process. If you do,
you will be asked to leave the judging area and your score sheet
will be disregarded.
When finished, check your score sheet for
correctness and legibility. Composite scores from all the
judges will determine the winners.
If you have food allergies, please advise the Chief
If you have any questions, please ask the Chief