Pho Eating Contest

Think you have what it takes to eat a bowl of hot delicious phở in the shortest time possible?

Balut Eating

Think you can eat more balut than everyone else?

Modern Dance

So you think you and your team can dance? 

Children's Pageant

A contest in which children wear a variety of Vietnamese traditional clothing and showcase their talents!

CONTEST STAGE SCHEDULE / SÂN KHẤU CUỘC THI

Friday

  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm SSB Ultimate (Round 1) Cuộc Thi Chơi Super Smash Bros (Vòng 1)
  • 7:30pm – 8:00pm Pho Eating Contest (Round 1), Cuộc Thi Ăn Phở Nhanh (Vòng 1)
  • 8:30pm – 9:00pm Karaoke

Saturday  

  • 11:30am – 1:00pm SSB Ultimate (Round 2), Cuộc Thi Chơi Super Smash Bros (Vòng 2)
  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm Children’s Pageant, Cuộc Thi Trẻ Em Mặc Quốc Phục Đẹp
  • 1:00pm – 3:00pm Children’s Drawing, Trẻ Em Vẽ Đẹp (Decorations Booth)
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm  Pho Eating Contest (Round 2), Cuộc Thi Ăn Phở Nhanh (Vòng 2)
  • 3:00pm – 4:30pm SSB Ultimate (Round 3), Cuộc Thi Chơi Super Smash Bros (Vòng 3)
  • 4:30pm – 5:30pm  Pho Eating Contest (Round 3), Cuộc Thi Ăn Phở Nhanh (Vòng 3)
  • 5:30pm – 6:30pm Balut Eating Contest (Round 1), Cuộc Thi Ăn Hột Vịt Lộn Nhanh (Vòng 1)
  • 6:30pm – 8:00pm SSB Ultimate (Round 4), Cuộc Thi Chơi Super Smash Bros (Vòng 4)
  • 6:30pm – 7:30pm Watermelon Eating Contest (Round 1), Cuộc Thi Ăn Dưa Hấu Nhanh (Vòng 1)
  • 7:30pm – 8:30pm Pho Eating Contest (Round 4), Cuộc Thi Ăn Phở Nhanh (Vòng 4)

Sunday

  • 11:00pm – 12:00pm SSB Ultimate (Round 5), Cuộc Thi Chơi Super Smash Bros (Vòng 5)
  • 11:00am – 1:00pm Modern Dance (Main Stage), 
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm Pho Eating Contest (Round 5), Cuộc Thi Ăn Phở Nhanh (Vòng 5)
  • 12:30pm – 1:30pm Staff Challenge
  • 1:30pm – 3:30pm Youth Performances
  • 2:00pm – 3:30pm SSB Ultimate (Round 6), Cuộc Thi Chơi Super Smash Bros (Vòng 6)
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm Pho Eating Contest (Round 6), Cuộc Thi Ăn Phở Nhanh (Vòng 6)
  • 5:00pm – 7:00pm SSB Ultimate Championship, Cuộc Thi Super Smash Bros (Chung Kết)  
  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm Watermelon Eating Contest (Round 2), Cuộc Thi Ăn Dưa Hấu
  • 6:00pm – 7:00pm Balut Eating Contest (Round 2), Cuộc Thi Ăn Hột Vịt Lộn Nhanh (Vòng 2)
  • 7:00pm – 8:30pm Pho Eating Contest (Final Round), Cuộc Thi Ăn Phở Nhanh (Chung Kết)

CONTEST APPLICATION

BALUT EATING

Love balut? Think you have what it takes to eat balut eggs in record time to win some money? Sign up for the Balut Eating Contest today!

LOCATION & TIME

Balut Eating Contest will take place on the Contests Stage

Days: 2 Rounds

  1. Round 1 – Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 6:00 PM
  2. Round 2 – Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Official location and time for each round will be communication via email

PRIZES

Winner per round will receive $25

ELIGIBILITY & RULES

  1. Applicant must be at least 18 years old to qualify. Minors may not compete in this contest.
  2. All contestants will be given 5 eggs. The first one to finish all their eggs will take receive a prize.
  3. Contestant may only use utensils provided by UVSA. You are allowed to use your hands.
  4. UVSA will provide salt and pepper.
  5. All parts of the egg excluding the eggshells must be consumed before you can start on a new egg.
  6. Spilling of egg contents, including liquids, and dropping unwanted parts from the balut is not permitted. Contestants will receive one warning the first time they spill or drop an item. Any additional occurrences will result in automatic disqualification of the contestant.
  7. Contestant must show to the judges and audience that every egg is cleared and fully consumed in order to receive their final time

APPLICATION FEE

Applicant must pay a $5 application fee

DEADLINE

Application must be received by 11:59 PM on Friday January 10, 2020.

Contestants may also sign up in person on the days of the event at the Contest Booth

CONTACT INFORMATION

For questions about contests, email tet.contests@uvsa.org

CHILDREN’S DRAWING CONTEST 

Do you have a talented little artist in your family that you would like to show off? Or maybe your little artist just want to draw for fun? Well, come by the Contests Booth during Tet Festival for a chance to win some neat prizes!

LOCATION & TIME

Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM in the Decorations Booth.

PRIZES

Basket prizes valued at $30 for the top 2 contestant

  • One for ages 5 to 11
  • One for ages 12 to 16
  • UVSA will contact parent or legal guardian of winning submissions. Parent or legal guardian may pick up the prize the same evening or schedule pick up at the UVSA Office at a later date.

ELIGIBILITY & RULES

  1. All eligibility, rules, and conditions as outlined in the Contest Terms & Conditions
  2. Contestant must be between the ages of five (5) and and sixteen (16) to participate in the contest
  3. Parent or legal guardian must be present and can not leave their children unattended at the Contest Booth
  4. Parent or legal guardian must provide their contact information as well as the name of the participant on the reverse of each submission
  5. In order for the drawing to count towards the contest, it must reflect the chosen theme. We will announce the theme on the day of the event
  6. UVSA will contact parent or legal guardian of winning submissions. Parent or legal guardian may pick up the prize the same evening or schedule pick up at the UVSA Office at a later date.

APPLICATION FEE

  • This is a free contest!

DEADLINE

No registration required for this contest.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For questions about contests, email tet.contests@uvsa.org

CHILDREN’S PAGEANT

The Children’s Pageant is a traditional contest in which children from the ages of 4 to 11 participate by wearing a variety of Vietnamese traditional attire and showcasing their talents. The contestants will display their favorite Vietnamese traditional attire with the áo tứ thân, áo bà ba, and áo dài (Vietnamese dresses). Top contestants will move on to show off their talent.

LOCATION & TIME

Contest Stage on Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Date, time, and location are subject to change

PRIZE

  • King and Queen: Gift Basket valued at $75
  • 1st and 2nd runner ups: Gift basket valued at $25
  • Each contestant will leave with a gift bag with school supplies

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  1. Applicant must be the contestant’s parent or legal guardian to apply
  2. Contestant must be between the ages of four (4) and eleven (11) to be eligible to participate in the contest
  3. Contestant along with their parent or legal guardian must be physically present at Children’s Pageants. All contest participants will receive a gift for their time and participation
  4. Rehearsal on January 18, 2020 from TBD at a location to be announced. If the contestant cannot make the rehearsal, parent or guardian must notify UVSA one (1) week prior.
  5. Contestant must be able to understand and speak some Vietnamese
  6. Contestant will be scored by a judging panel
  7. Contestant must dress in Vietnamese attire such as áo dài, áo ba ba, áo tư thân, or other Vietnamese ethnic attire

APPLICATION FEE

Applicant must pay a $10 application fee which covers participation for one child

DEADLINE

Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Friday, January 10, 2020

CONTACT INFORMATION

For questions about contests, email tet.contests@uvsa.org

MODERN DANCE COMPETITION

Dance teams from all over Southern California are welcomed to compete with their freshest dance moves to win cash prizes. Teams who do not want to compete can simply exhibit.

LOCATION

Main Stage on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Specific time and location will be communicated to entrants by email

PRIZES

  • 1st Place: $300
  • Runner-Up: $100

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  1. All eligibility, rules, and conditions as outlined in the Contest Terms & Conditions
  2. Applicant must be the age of 18 or older to qualify
  3. Exhibition teams do not have to pay an application fee and will be not competing for the prize. Space for Exhibition Teams is limited
  4. All teams must be a group of 7 dancers or more
  5. Performances must be between 5 minutes to 8 minutes. One minute before the performance will be reserved for setup, and one minute after the performance will be reserved for clean up
  6. Dance teams must submit their audio track by 11:59 PM on Sunday, January 11, 2020
  7. Rehearsal will be at 7:00 PM on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Location will be announced at a later date.
  8. Soundcheck will be at 10:00 AM at the Main Stage on Sunday, January 26, 2020.
  9. The Main Stage is 42 FT x 32 FT not including any sound, lighting, decorations, or other equipment that may be present on stage at any given time

APPLICATION FEE

  • $25 per entry
  • Applications submitted without payment will be void
  • There are no refunds for this contest 

DEADLINE

Application must be received by 11:59 PM on January 10, 2020

CONTACT INFORMATION

For questions about contests, email tet.contests@uvsa.org

PHO EATING CONTEST

On your marks, get set, start slurping phở! Join us for our 6th annual Phở Eating Contest. This intense contest brings in crowds rooting for the fastest Phở eating competitor. Who will bring home the grand prize this year and the title of Phở Eating Contest Champion? Sign up today and may the slurping be in your favor. 

LOCATION & TIME

  • Contests Stage between January 24-26, 2020
  • Days and times for each round will be communicated via email

PRIZES

  • 1st place prize: Flat Screen TV

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  1. All eligibility, rules, and conditions as outlined in the Contest Terms & Conditions
  2. Applicant must be at least 18 years old or older to qualify. Minors may not compete in this contest.
  3. Contestant must use the utensils provided by UVSA. No hands or other utensils may be used
  4. UVSA will not provide any condiments, but you may bring your own condiments (e.g. hoisin sauce, sriracha sauce)
  5. Bowl, spoon, plate, and paper mat must be clear of all broth, noodles, and meat  to be considered finished
  6. Spills on the paper mat will increase your timed result depending on the size of spill. A time increase chart will be present during contest.
  7. Contestants will be disqualified if they continue to spill after one warning
  8. Contestants must show to the judges and audience that everything in their bowl and mouth has been consumed in order to receive their final time
  9. The competition will have a series of qualifying rounds throughout the three-day event. The competitor with the top times from each qualifying round will be asked to come back on Sunday, January 26th  for the championship round. Additionally, if a competitor passes a certain qualifying time, the contestant will automatically make it to the championship round
  10. Contestant may re-enter on the spot for a $10 fee if there is space available for upcoming rounds.
  11. Online memorabilia gift are limited to the first 30 signs up.

APPLICATION FEE

  • $10 per entry
  • Applications submitted without payment will be void
  • There are no refunds for this contest 

DEADLINE

Application must be received by 11:59 PM on January 10, 2020.

Contestants may also sign up in person on the days of the event at the Contest Booth

CONTACT INFORMATION

For questions about contests, email tet.contests@uvsa.org

SUPER SMASH BROS. ULTIMATE TOURNAMENT

Smash Brothers Competition is returning to Tet Festival. The winner of each round will have a chance to compete for the grand prize on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 5:00PM – 7:00PM.

LOCATION & TIME

Location: This contest takes place in the Contest Booth adjacent to the Contest Stage

  • Round 1: Friday 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • Round 2: Saturday 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Round 3: Saturday 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Round 4: Saturday 6:30PM – 8PM
  • Round 5: Sunday 10:30 AM – 12PM
  • Round 6: Sunday 2:00 PM – 3:30PM
  • Finals: Sunday 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Sign-up will begin 1 hour before each round.

PRIZES

Grand Prize: To be announced

ELIGIBILITY & RULES

  1. There will be a total of 8 players each round. Each round will last for 6 minutes.
  2. Tournament is for solo players (1v1), no doubles. Your opponent will be randomly picked through raffle.
  3. Each person will get 10 seconds to pick their character beforehand and will use the same character throughout the rounds
  4. Game settings:
    1. Custom Moves Off
    2. Handicap Off
    3. Items Off
    4. Equipment Off
    5. Pause Off
    6. Damage Ratio 1.0x
  5. Stage for tournaments will be Final Destination and Battlefield will be the stage for Championship round.
  6. Tournament rounds will be best out 3. The last contestant left will gain one ticket to enter the championship round.
  7. In case of a tie, there will be a tie breaker round that will last for 3 minutes. Winner of this round will move on to the next.
  8. Choose one character that you will use throughout the whole round.
  9. Stalling is prohibited and Amiibo’s are banned
  10. There will be no loading anything on to the tournament consoles

APPLICATION FEE 

Entry fee: $5. Sign-up will begin 1 hour before each round.

DEADLINE

There is no online application for this contest, show up to Contest Booth one hour before each round.

Space to compete is limited

CONTACT INFORMATION

Application will open one hour before the beginning of each round at the Contest booth

Watermelon Eating

Do you have a love for the sweet taste of watermelon? Think you can finish all of your watermelon slices before everyone else? Join us for the Watermelon Eating contest and show us your skills to win cash prizes!

LOCATION & TIME

Contest will take place on the Contests Stage.

2 Rounds:

  1. Watermelon Round 1 – Saturday, January 25th at 7:00 PM
  2. Watermelon Round 2 – Sunday, January 26th at 5:30 PM

Official location and time for each round will be communication via email.

PRIZES

Winner per round will receive $25 cash prize.

ELIGIBILITY & RULES

  1. Applicant must be at least 18 years old to qualify. Minors may not compete in this contest.
  2. All contestants will be given two slices of watermelon. The first one to finish all their watermelon with minimal spillage will take home a prize.
  3. You are not allowed to use your hands.
  4. Spilling of watermelon contests is not permitted. Contestants will receive one warning the first time they spill or drop an item. Any additional occurrences will automatically disqualify the contestant.
  5. Contestant must show to the judges and audience that every slice is cleared and fully consumed in order to receive their final time.

APPLICATION FEE

Applicant must pay a $5 application fee

DEADLINE

Application must be received by 11:59 PM on January 10, 2020.

Contestants may also sign up in person on the days of the event at the Contest Booth.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For questions about contests, email tet.contests@uvsa.org

Youth Performances

Come and showcase your talent to the community! Contests stage is open for performances on Sunday, January 26th!

LOCATION & TIME

Performances will take place on the Contest Stage on Sunday, January 26, 2020, from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

PRIZES

TBD

ELIGIBILITY & RULES

  1. Group consists of no more than 20 people.
  2. Must send in your music by January 11th, 2020.

APPLICATION FEE

This is a free event!

CONTACT INFORMATION

For questions about contests, email tet.contests@uvsa.org

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Application must be received by 11:59 PM on January 10, 2020.

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