National Pizza Eating Championship 2017!

Trinidad’s Favorite Pizza Eating Contest returns for the 7th time this year with the Epic edition of Mario’s Pizza Eating Championship! Which of our brave pizza warriors will rise and sit upon the Pizza Throne, who will rule the pizza realm? With over $30000 in cash and prizes up for grabs, this will truly be an epic showdown!

This year will see the return of last year’s fan favorite, the Bertie’s Scorpion Pepper Pizza eating round as well as the battle of the Pizza Queens in our Female Individual round.

The preliminary rounds and finals will be streamed live on social media, bring the kids out and enjoy fun activities, giveaways and the hilarious antics of our SLAM 100.5 hosts!

Individual Rounds: Men’s & Women’s

Prizes

  • GRAND PRIZE: $3000 Cash
  • 2nd Prize: $2000 Cash
  • 3rd Prize: $1000 Cash

Bertie’s Scorpion Pepper Pizza Challenge

Prizes

  • GRAND PRIZE: $5000 Cash
  • 2nd Prize: $3000 Cash
  • 3rd Prize: $2000 Cash

Team Round

Prizes

  • GRAND PRIZE:  $10,000
  • 2nd Prize: $4,000

2017 National Pizza-Eating Championship Schedule

Region Mario’s Location Date Directions
East Trincity Mall August 12th, 1pm Trincity Mall location
West San Juan August 19th, 1pm San Juan location
Central Mid Centre Mall August 26th, 1pm  Mid Centre Mall location
South Marabella September 2nd, 1pm  Marabella location
Finals Trincity Mall September 9th, 1pm  Trincity Mall location

How it works

Preliminaries

Each preliminary consists of 3 Individual rounds and 1 Team round. Contestants sign up for the category of their choice

Individual Rounds: Men’s, Women’s, Bertie’s Scorpion Pepper Pizza
  • Pizza used: Medium Cheese / Scorpion Pepper Pizza
  • 15 Individual contestants will be selected to compete in each category
  • In each individual round, contestants must eat as many slices of pizza as possible within 5 minutes.
  • Only whole slices of pizza will be counted, crust included! Partially eaten pizzas will not be counted.
  • Contestants must finish the entire slice before moving on to another
  • The top 3 contestants of each individual round, in each region will advance to the finals
Team Round
  • Teams will consist of 4 friends or family members
  • Pizza used: Large Cheese
  • 4 teams will compete to see who can eat the most slices within 5 minutes
  • The top teams from each region advances to the final

Finals

Individual
  • Pizza used: Medium Cheese/Scorpion Pepper Pizza
  • 12 contestants will compete in each of the 3 categories
  • Each category will consist of one round of competition
  • Individual contestants must eat as many slices as possible in 5 minutes
  • Contestants must finish the entire slice before moving on to another
  • In the event of a tie, a tie-breaker challenge will be chosen at random
  • Top 3 competitors in each category will advance to the final round
Team
  • Teams will consist of 4 friends or family members
  • Pizza used: Large Cheese
  • 4 teams will compete to see who can eat the most slices within 5 minutes
  • Contestants must finish the entire slice before moving on to another
  • In the event of a tie, a tie-breaker challenge will be chosen at random
  • The top 2 teams will advance to the final round

Participant Rules

  • You must be between the ages of 16 and 50. You must sign a waiver prior to participation.
  • Each Saturday, for 4 consecutive Saturdays, contestants compete in 4 regional competitions – South, Central, East and West.
  • Regional competitions begin promptly at 1pm.
  • Regional competitors must present themselves in person at least one hour prior to start time in order to sign in. Latecomers or absentees will lose their spot and will not be able to compete.
  • Online regional registration closes at noon on the Wednesday preceding each regional contest.
  • 15 Individual contestants will be selected to compete in each of the 3 individual categories – Men’s, Women’s and Bertie’s Scorpion Pepper Pizza Competition (Mixed)
  • 4 teams will compete in each region.
  • The top 3 Individual contestants in each category, in each region, that eat the most slices in their round will move on to the Grand Finale.
  • The top team that has the fastest eating time under 5 minutes in each region will advance to the Grand Finale.
  • In the event of a tie, a tie-breaker will be used to determine who advances.
  • Regional Round winners will receive a Mario’s Pizza Voucher.
  • Contestants are free to compete in any regional round, but there’s nothing like the home court advantage so we encourage you to compete in your local region!
  • If you do not place in the top 3 of your regional round, you may compete in another region, once space allows.
  • Regional Finalists MUST participate in the National Pizza Eating Championship Grand Finale on September 9th

2017 National Pizza Eating Championship Rules

  • In each individual round, contestants must eat as many slices of pizza as possible within 5 minutes.
  • Only whole slices of pizza will be counted, crust included! Partially eaten pizzas will not be counted.
  • Contestants are not allowed to stack their slices or to immerse/douse their slices in water or any other liquids.
  • Contestants may drink beverages during the competition, water will be provided.
  • Contestants must keep their food down for 2 minutes after their round ends to be eligible to win.
  • Contestants agree that the judges’ decision is final.
  • Contestants agree to their name and likeness appearing in the media and all related Mario’s National Pizza Eating Championship communications.

2017 National Pizza-Eating Championship Registration

Registration for this contest is now closed.