Chili Cook off: Think you've got some of the best tasting Chili in Alamance County? Find out at the Times-News Cook Off. Just bring a crock-pot full of your best chili to be judged by local chili experts. The champion and runner-up will receive cash prizes ($100 champion & $75 runner up) and a chili cook off apron. pre-registration required. The cook off will be limited to the first 30 people who preregister. New this year: People's Choice Award! Come out and vote for your favorite chili! The tasting will begin as soon as the judges have completed their scoring. Each vote is a minimum $1 (cash only).