The SC Chili Cook-off Championship is a not-for-profit organization.
** The International Chili Association is a non profit organization that sanctions chili cooks with judging and cooking rules and regulations. These events are world wide and benefit charities or non profit organizations. All winners of ICS sanctioned cook-offs qualify to compete for cash prizes and awards at the "World Championship Chili Cook off" held each year in October. The ICS is the largest food contest festival organization in the world."
HOT TIP:California, New Mexico and North Carolina are the largest producers of chili peppers.