SALSA Contest Update!!!

Everything below this paragraph is a June 8th re-posting of the Which Company makes the best Salsa? contest for the Houston Hot Sauce Show. We are sponsoring to raise money for the Snowdrop Foundation. The only thing different is that I am buying another 1st place trophy and awarding it to the best fruit-based salsa. I thought with the number of entries we have all ready, it would only be fair to divide the salsas somewhat. I could create several categories, but I do not want to dilute the contest too much. In the end, I want to award some great salsas and give them their recognition. So we will divide the salsas at the show into 2 categories- Fruit-Based & Everything Else. All the same rules apply. If you are attending the show, you still must alert me to what you are entering in the contest prior to the September 1st deadline. Email would be the best way for both of us to keep a record of your entry just in case there is an issue. PLEASE READ THE RULES BELOW! You still have more than 3 weeks to get them mailed out in time. If you want to help with the research and assistance for children’s cancer, then you would be helping the Snowdrop Foundation help those who need it. You do not have to enter the contest to help this worthy charity. So give if you can.

In cooperation with promoter extraordinaire Carol Borge & the Houston Hot Sauce Show, ILoveItSpicy is trying to find out who makes the best salsa in the land. While doing so we are also raising money for the Snowdrop Foundation whose mission statement is thus:

“Snowdrop Foundation is dedicated to assisting patients and families at Texas Children’s Cancer Center through funding for continued research to eliminate childhood cancer and scholarships for college bound pediatric cancer patients and survivors.”

If you think you have the best professional jar of salsa (sorry no fresh salsa), and want to get a trophy that says so, then we urge you to enter your salsa into our contest which will take place on the first of the two day Houston Hot Sauce Show on September 15, 2012. This is how it will work:

1- Professional labeled jarred products are the only salsa that will be eligible, no amateur or fresh salsa;
2- 2 jars per entry must be submitted;
3- All entries must pay $5/salsa entry, payable to the Snowdrop Foundation. 100% of the proceeds raised will go to the Snowdrop Foundation. We would appreciate additional donations since this all for charity, but it is not required;
4- Companies do not have to attend the Houston Hot Sauce Show to be eligible, but entries must be received by September 1st;
5- Any vendors attending the event can submit their entry the day of the contest, but they must alert us to their intentions prior to September 1st to be eligible;
6- Judges will be hand selected by ILoveItSpicy, and will use the following criteria to rate each salsa:
a) Flavor/Taste
b) Aroma
c) Appearance
d) Addictability
e) Overall
7- The Best Salsa Winner will be announced at the show and a trophy will be awarded to them, as well as a medal for 2nd and 3rd place finish as well.
8- Contact me at Bu****@IL**********.com or Al******@ya***.com for mailing info.
9- Damage in mailing is not the responsibility of ILoveItSpicy nor the Houston Hot Sauce Show. We will grant a little extra time for those entries that fall victim to mailing damage as long as original mailing is received by the September 1st deadline.
10- All entries must accept that their salsa might be used in the marketing before, during and after the Houston Hot Sauce Show.

Houston Hot Sauce Show
Stafford Centre
10505 Cash Road
Stafford, TX 77477
Festival Hours:
Sept 15, 2012 11 a.m. to 6 pm
Sept. 16, 2012 noon to 5 pm
Admission to be announced and parking is free.
Chile-dren under 12 will receive free admission.

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