Competition Rules

These are the competition rules for the upcoming Texas Potjie Festival:

Competition rules may still change slightly between now and the upcoming Potjie. Check the “Last Updated” date at the bottom of this page to know if rules changed since your last visit. Youth Potjie Competitions Rules

 

Youth Potjie Competition Rules  (Pre-Registration Required)

        • For Pre Registration please contact cowboycapital@sbcglobal.net or complete registration form

          • To enter the Youth Potjie Competition, the individual/or any individual that is part of a team may not be older than 16 years.
          • On Saturday the 2nd of September 2017 all contestants will meet 11:45am at the pavilion in front of the Magnolia Hall for a Rust check on pots and set up of stations.
          • Each contestant (team or individual) will be allocated a designated site. The site will include 1 table, please bring your camping chairs. 
          • Provide own tablecloth, trash bag, wipes and cooking utensils.
          • To make the whole cooking experience run smoother, please have vegetables pre washed ready for peeling and cutting.
          • Potjies can be cooked over wood, coals, or gas burners, however no electric appliances allowed.
          • Contestants that choose to prepare on coals, a pit and coals will be provided, entrants that choose gas however have to provide their own gas burner.
          • The Youth Potjie Competition category for 2017 is BEEF, with a minimum of carrots and potatoes added
          • Books, I Pads, Phones or any other device may be used for Recipes.
          • Food needs to be presented to the judges in the Potjie. If not presented in the Pot the contestant will be disqualified.
          • Pots will be judged on texture, taste and flavor (no judging will take place on the preparation of any extra dishes outside the pot).
          • Have enough water and drinks, It gets hot!
          • No Contestant or team are allowed to leave the cook site for a quick swim or play, but may take bathroom breaks as required.
          • One mystery judge will visit the cook sites to judge on (10 points that get added to tasting total):
          • Cleanliness, hospitality, team work, team spirit, general impression
          • entries are prepared from scratch(peeling and cutting of vegetables and making of sauce)  the day of the competition
          • NO ONE except the youth entrants may prepare or cook or give advice (Parents and Adults may assist with lifting of pots and fire)
          • Adults are not allowed to prompt or talk to contestants about ingredients, time or anything regarding cooking a pot

          Please invite friends and family to sit around and support the youth, it means a lot to them!

 

2017 Texas Droë Wors Kompetisie

Deur in te skryf bevestig die deelnemers dat die Droë Wors wat hulle inskryf hulle resep is en dat dit deur hulle gemaak is.

Alle Droë Wors moet van van bees of wildsvleis gemaak word.

Die vleis moet baie min vet bevat 

Varkvleis of varkvet word nie vir droewors gebruik nie

5 Droewors stokkies is die minimum hoeveelheid vir die kompetisie

Dit moet in ‘n toe Snack Zipper sakkie pas 16.5 cm x 8.2 cm (6.5”x 3.25”)  

Sakkies sal verskaf word om te verseker dat die korrekte lengte vertoon word.

Droë Wors sal beoordeel word op.

Smaak 15 punte

Algemene voorkoms 5 punte

Tekstuur 5 punte

Die Beoordelaars sal regte Droë Wors kenners wees.

Die beoordelaars sal wenners bepaal op wat hulle sien reuk en smaak sintuie hulle vertel.

Indien daar ‘n gelykopbeslissing is, sal die Organiseerders die laaste stem hê om die wenner te bepaal.

Alle inskrywings word oorhandig aan die Droë Wors kompetisie en word eiendom van die organiseerders.

Organiseerders het dan volle reg oor die inskrywings.

Alle inskrywings sal ingedien word volgens die tyd wat gestel word op die program. Laat inskrywings sal nie kwalifiseer vir die prys nie (volgens die offisiële klok).

Die geskeduleerde tyd sal beskibaar wees by die kantoor en in die amptelike program.

Die beoordeelaars se besluit is finaal.

Deur in te skryf kom die deelnemers ooreen om nie die uitslag te bevraag teken met komitee lede of beoordelaars nie.

2017 Texas Droë Wors Competition

By entering participants confirmed that the Droëwors they enter is their recipe and that it is made by them.

All Droëwors must be made of wild game or Beef.

The meat must contains very little fat

Pork or Pork fat are not to be used in Droëwors

5 Droëwors sticks is the minimum amount for the competition

It should be in a closed sandwich Zipper bag sized 16.5 cm x 8.2 cm (6.5 “ x 3.25 “)

Bags will be provided to ensure that the correct length is displayed.

Droëwors will be judged on:

Taste. 15 Points

General appearance. 5 Points

Texture. 5 Points

The selected Judges will be experts in Droëwors making.

The selected Judges will know nothing more about the Droëwors than what their eyes, nose, and taste buds tell them.

All judges are on the top of their game when it comes to Droëwors tasting.

In case of a draw the Organizers will have the last vote to determine the winner.

Contestants lose ownership of their Droëwors plate once entered.

All entries must be handed in by the scheduled time as displayed on the official clock located at the hall where judging takes place. All late arrivals will not qualify for the prize.

The time schedule will be displayed at the Hall and in the Texas Potjie program, which will be available at the campsite office.

Judges’ decisions are final.

By entering, contestants agree not to engage with judges or committee members about the outcome of the competition.

2017 Texas Biltong Kompetisie

Deur in te skryf bevestig die deelnemers dat die Biltong wat hulle inskryf hulle resep is en dat dit deur hulle gemaak is.

Alle Biltong moet van beesvleis gemaak word.

Net ongerookte Bees Biltong sal aanvaar word.

Gerookte vleis is “Jerky” en sal gediskwlalifiseer word.

Biltong moet tradisioneel gemaak word, gepekel of gesout.

Biltong moet op ‘n standaard ronde papierbord vertoon word.

Daar word Punte gegee vir die uiteensitting op die bord.

Bord moet maksimum 21.9 cm (8 5/8”) in lengte en breedte wees.

Bord sal verskaf word.

Biltong word aangebied op die bord wat gekerf is en met heel stukke.

Die hoeveelheid biltong moet in die bord pas.

Gekerfde biltong moet minimum die hoeveelheid wees wat in ‘n toe Snack Zipper sakkie sal pas 16.5 cm x 8.2 cm (6.5”x 3.25”)

Sakkies sal verskaf word om te verseker dat die korrekte hoeveelheid vertoon word.

Die res van die bord moet die tema en ten minste een heel stuk biltong hê wat die lengte van die bord moet wees. Daar is geen maksimum stukke wat vertoon word nie solank dit net in die bord pas.

Biltong sal beoordeel word op.

Smaak 15 punte

Algemene voorkoms 5 punte

Tekstuur 5 punte

Die Beoordelaars sal regte biltong kenners wees.

Die beoordelaars sal wenners bepaal op wat hulle sien reuk en smaak sintuie hulle vertel.

Indien daar ‘n gelykopbeslissing is, sal die Organiseerders die laaste stem hê om die wenner te bepaal.

Alle inskrywings word oorhandig aan die Biltong kompetisie en word eiendom van die organiseerders.

Organiseerders het dan volle reg oor die inskrywings.

Alle inskrywings sal ingedien word volgens die tyd wat gestel word op die program. Laat inskrywings sal nie kwalifiseer vir die prys nie (volgens die offisiële klok).

Die geskeduleerde tyd sal beskibaar wees by die kantoor en in die amptelike program.

Die beoordeelaars se besluit is finaal.

Deur in te skryf kom die deelnemers ooreen om nie die uitslag te bevraag teken met komitee lede of beoordelaars nie.

Medium size borde – 8 5/8 in (21.9 cm)

 Snack size ziplocks – 6.5 x 3.25 in (16.5 x 8.2 cm)

2017 Texas Biltong Competition

By entering the competition the contestant confirms that the Biltong entered is made by his/herself using their own recipe.

All Biltong should be made out of beef.

Only traditional beef Biltong will be accepted.

Smoked meat is “Jerky” and will not be accepted.

Biltong is traditionally made pickled or salted.

The Biltong should be displayed on a standard round paper plate 21.9 cm (8 5/8”) in length and width. 

Points are given for creativity for display on the plate.

The Plate will be provided.

The Biltong will be displayed in cut pieces and whole pieces.

The minimum amount of cut biltong on the plate must fit in a closed Snack Zipper bag sized 16.5 cm x 8.2 cm (6.5”x 3.25”)

Bags will be provided to ensure that the correct amounts are shown.

There must be at least one big piece of Biltong on the plate.

Points are given for uncut pieces as well.

There are no maximum Biltong pieces on the plate as long it fits.  

Biltong will be judged on:

Taste. 15 Points

General appearance. 5 Points

Texture. 5 Points

The selected Judges will be experts in biltong making.

The selected Judges will know nothing more about the Biltong than what their eyes, nose, and taste buds tell them.

All judges are on the top of their game when it comes to Biltong tasting.

In case of a draw the Organizers will have the last vote to determine the winner.

Contestants lose ownership of their Biltong plate once entered.

All entries must be handed in by the scheduled time as displayed on the official clock located at the hall where judging takes place. All late arrivals will not qualify for the prize.

The time schedule will be displayed at the Hall and in the Texas Potjie program, which will be available at the check-in.

Judges’ decisions are final.

By entering, contestants agree not to engage with judges or committee members about the outcome of the competition.

Medium size Plates – 8 5/8 in (21.9 cm)

 Snack size ziplocks – 6.5 x 3.25 in (16.5 x 8.2 cm)

One Response to Competition Rules

  1. Irma Grobler says:

    Midwesters, kom ons woon die jaar se geleëntheid by. Klink na ‘n lang lekkerte en ons het dit nodig.

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