Welcome to The Elegant Spice Award preliminary page. Thank you for taking the time to visit with us. This is our holding page while our contest website is being constructed. You should only be directed to 4 pages; this landing page, the rules and regulations page, the entry form page and the entry payment page. These are none linked pages to our main company website and are not available to the public. Please be sure to only use the provided navigation buttons on the left and bottom of these pages. If you are here then you were invited by our founder or a fellow pepper sauce producer and were made privy to the beginning stages of our ambitious contest and to the limited time discounted entry fee. We hope you take advantage.
The Elegant Spice Award is a winner take all best all around hot sauce competition. It involves a lot of press and a hefty prize package, $3000.00 cash, a crystal multi facaded award trophy and a full page ad in the December and January issues of The Local Palate. This is a flexible prize package, meaning as our entry and sponsorship quotas are met the cash prize grows in value and other incentives are added to the already respectable prize pool. We started this competition to showcase our industry in a more overall light. We want to introduce industry favorites to the general masses and the best way for us to do so is to make sure we focused more on varied culinary consumers and not as much on the hot sauce industry. We all have a place there, but it is time for the rest of the culinary world to see us in the same reverence as other food products and not just fringe dwellers. That’s why we started making pepper sauce; we wanted everyone outside our industry to view chile peppers and our industry in a more flattering light and not write us off as offensive or unworthy of their palates. Most of us do make gourmet hot sauces full of flavor and creativity and they should be acknowledged as such. That is also why we offer such an attractive prize package. We are all small business owners and a cash infusion is always welcome. The full page ad space in a culinary focused national publication will expose the winner to a more food eclectic audience and put them in the minds and wallets of culinary consumers not linked to the hot sauce industry. Also, the trophy is very sexy.
Good fortune to you and we look forward to having you participate.