Hot sauce & sambal contest


Every contestant in this competition ensures that his hot sauce or sambal has been delivered to the info desk on Saturday September 7th before opening time (4:00 PM). Contestants who cannot be present this weekend can also send their product to: Zwaardvis Music Klokgebouw 50 5617AC Eindhoven the Netherlands t.a.v. DCF (note for correct packaging, volume circa 300ml).

Participating caterers/standowners will receive a sealed ballot box on their stand. Every contestant will present their hot sauce and sambal at their stand and let the audience have a taste.Non-stand owners can drop off their hot sauce/sambal at the info stand. These hot sauces & sambals will be presented and offered for tasting at a special stand where a general ballot box will be placed. 

Every visitor receives 2 ballot papers at the entrance with which he can vote for his favorite hot sauce and sambal in the sealed voting busses throughout the festival. The public can vote on Saturday and Sunday. The votes will be counted around 4:00 PM on Sunday. We will announce the first three places in the two categories on the main stage and on our social media on Sunday around 6:00 PM.

Just like the years before we have prizes in 2 categories:

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Everyone can go to the information stand with all questions about the competition and the voting process, but if you already have questions and if you want to register as a participant in advance, you can mail to our contest coordinator viajasper@dutchchilifest.nl

From mild to extremely hot, from fruity to spicy, the only requirement to enter is that both hot sauce and sambal contain chili peppers. A flashy design is an extra and might rewarded by the public but in the end the taste will be deciding.

The Dutch Chili Award awardsmark high-quality and delicious chili pepper products. Next to a trophy cup and fame and glory within the chili pepper scene, winners will receive a certificate which will allow them the right to use the official Dutch Chili Fest Award-logo on their winning product and on their website.


The proud winners of former years and holders of the Dutch Chili Fest Award logo can be viewed on the next few photo’s: “El Jefe” en “NondeDju hete Saus” van Dokter Worst.

“Non de Dju hete Sauce” van Dr. Worst (winner Dutch Chili Award 2017)

“Non de Dju hete Sauce” van Dr. Worst (winner Dutch Chili Award 2017)

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