It's winter here in PA and nothing goes better with lousy weather than a bowl of chili.
We have a very competitive group and we do not need much motivation to turn anything into a compitition.
One week prior to cooking day we gathered all the teams and unveiled the event and rules. The feedback from teams and tasters was that it was a rousing team building success..
One team took it as far as to execute a prototype and feedback session every morning to dial in their recipe. This is also the team that won.
The slides are attached..