Contest application is at the bottom of this page.
The Lunar New Year 2019 Tết Festival 猴年春节游园会 “Phở Challenge” Contest is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older.
2. TO ENTER
CAREFULLY READ THESE OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES AND
ENTRY FORM FOR THE LUNAR NEW YEAR TẾT FESTIVAL 猴年春节游园会 “PHỞ CHALLENGE” INCLUDING THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY PROVISIONS. Complete and sign this document below. All entry forms and photos from the challenge become the property of the Little Saigon San Diego Foundation and UCSD VSA.
3. CHALLENGE RULES
The objective of the challenge is to eat all of the contents of one challenge bowl, which includes rice noodles, beef, and soup (not including vegetables), as fast as possible. The contestant may eat using the utensil of their choice (chopsticks, spoons and/or fork) while standing up or sitting down. The contestant cannot remove noodles, soup, or beef from the challenge bowl. The contestant will be allowed to use/drink water during the challenge. The contestant cannot touch their utensils or begin eating until the starting signal is given. Once the contestant is finished eating their Phở, he/she must turn his/her bowl upside down, which will be his/her end signal. A designated timekeeper will be notified of their completion by this motion. The contestant must swallow all of his/her food before turning over his/her bowl. The winner will be determined by the fastest, legitimate completion of the Phở. The contest will end when the first three contestants complete the challenge. The contestant may use the restroom after the challenge is deemed over by the event staff (UCSD VSA).
Grounds for disqualification include:
• False or incomplete entry form or liability waiver
• Any health risks that could jeopardize the contestant’s health or well-being
• Under the influence of any substance
• Starting prior to the start signal
• Continuing to eat after the ending signal.
• Failure to completely eat all rice noodles, beef, and soup
Note: The Little Saigon San Diego Foundation and UCSD VSA reserves the right to disqualify any contestant for any reason without explanation.
4. PRIZE AWARDS
The contestant who eats all of the rice noodles, beef, and soup–not including vegetables–the fastest (the “First Place Winner”) will receive the Grand Prize, which includes the following:
Phở T Cali $100 Gift Card and BRAGGING RIGHTS.
The second place winner will receive a gift certificate for 4 bowls of phở from Phở T Cali and third place winner will receive a gift certificate for 2 bowls of phở from Phở T Cali.
All participants agree to the use of their name, voice, likeness, and city/town/village for advertising or trade purposes and to cooperate reasonably in any effort to promote or publicize the Lunar New Year Tết Festival 猴年春节游园会, the challenge, the Little Saigon San Diego Foundation, Phở T Cali, and the UCSD VSA. Apart from the prizes associated with being selected as a winner, the Little Saigon San Diego Foundation, Phở T Cali, or the UCSD Chinese American Student Association shall not be obligated to compensate you in any way for such publicity.
5. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT 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 voluntarily enters Lunar New Year 2019 Tết Festival 猴年春节游园会 “Phở Challenge” Contest and assumes all of these risks. Eating challenges inherently involve a degree of risk. Contestants can choke, gag, regurgitate, have dyspepsia, or develop or aggravate a serious health condition up to and including death. Contestant, as a condition of entry, agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Little Saigon San Diego Foundation, Phở T-Cali, and the UCSD VSA and affiliated companies, their vendors, their advertising, promotion and public relations agencies, co-sponsoring companies and their affiliates and agencies, and all officers, directors, employees and agents of the aforesaid entities, from any and all claims and costs, including attorneys’ fees, relating to, arising from or in connection with participation in this contest or the receipt or use of any prize. In so doing, contestant releases and indemnifies the aforesaid entities and individuals from liability for injuries or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with participation in this contest or the receipt or use of any prize. In no event shall the Little Saigon San Diego Foundation, Phở Ca Dao, or the UCSD Chinese American Student Association be liable to a contestant for acts or omissions arising out of or related to the challenge or that Contestant’s participation in the challenge.
6. FINAL AUTHORITY
The UCSD VSA has sole and complete discretion regarding all contest related matters. All decisions regarding disqualification of a contestant(s) or winner(s) shall be subject to the sole and complete discretion of UCSD VSA. You can be disqualified for any reason at any time.
If you have read, understood and agreed to all the terms listed above, you can submit your application below.