Potjie competition rules

  • The potjie competition starts Sunday morning after the church service in the hall

  • Regulations dictate that all ingredients need to be made fresh on the day of the competition. Nothing should be made beforehand

  • More points will be awarded for using fire (charcoal/briquettes) instead of gas

  • Participants will be judged on the taste of their potjies

  • Every participant supplies his own pot, ingredients, utensils and gas or briquettes

  • Field marshals will take samples from every pot. For anonymity, the team’s number will be noted on the bottom of the container. The samples will be taken to the hall, where the judges will taste the samples.

  • The head marshal will keep the list of participants until the winner has been chosen

  • The field marshals will add a G on the lid of the container to indicate gas was used for the potjie

  • When a team’s pot is ready, they can give their sample to a field marshal to be judged immediately

  • If a team decides to allow festival goers to eat from their pot, a sign will be placed next to the pot to indicate it

  • All samples have to be given to the field marshals for judging by 3:00 PM on Sunday

  • Judge’s decision is final