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Rules and waiver

The contest is open to all Australian residents 18 years or older. Contractors, Volunteers and Employees of Victoria Street Business Association are not eligible to enter.

To Enter


Complete and sign this document below. All entry forms and photos from the challenge become the property of Victoria Street Business Association.

It is a must for contestants to likes us on facebook and share the event.

The contest rules

  • There will be initial rounds of competition to get 2 winners of each competition. Each competition will run for 10-20 minutes, as each contestant attempts to eat as fast as possible during this time frame.

  • The winner is judged by finishing the Pho bowl first and second. The final round will be at 7-8 pm and the first winner will get the prizes above and vouchers from Victoria Street Traders.

  • Winners will be decided by Victoria Street Lunar Festival Committee and Pho Dzung Owner Mr Vinnie. Victoria Street Business Association reserves the right to disqualify any contestant it deems unfit to participate without explanation. Their decision is final and will not be negotiated.

  • Contestants may eat either sitting or standing in their pre-designated area using chopstick and spoon only.

  • A contestant must wait for the starting signal to begin eating and may not touch any hot Pho prior to the starting signal.

  • A contestant must stop eating and must promptly place their hands down up.

  • A contestant may not put any additional food in their mouth after the ending signal, but will

  • Judges will be on hand to assure adherence to contest rules and to disqualify a contestant who fails to adhere to the rules.

Grounds for disqualification include:

  • False or incomplete entry form or liability waiver

  • Any health risks that could jeopardize the contestant’s health or well being

  • Under the influence of any substance

  • Appearance is deemed inappropriate by Victoria Street Business Association staff

  • Starting prior to the start signal

Winners will be determined by:

  • Eating the most complete Pho bowl.

  • An award will be given to the contestant.

  • All participants agree to the use of their name, voice, likeness, and city/town/village for advertising or trade purposes and to cooperate reasonably in any effort to promote or publicise Victoria Street Business Association festival and events and its sponsors.

  • Eating Competition. Apart from the prizes associated with being selected as a winner, Victoria Street Business Association shall not be obligated to compensate you in any way for such publicity.

Waiver of liability

Contestant acknowledges that there are risks of personal injury, illness and possible loss of life, and risks of damage to or loss of personal property, which may result from participating in this contest. Contestant voluntarily enters Victoria Street Lunar Festival Pho Competition and assumes all of these risks.

Contestant, as a condition of entry, agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Victoria Street Business Association and affiliated companies, their vendors, their advertising, promotion and public relations agencies, cosponsoring companies and their affiliates and agencies, and all officers, directors, employees and agents of the aforesaid entities, from any and all claims and costs, including attorneys’ fees, relating to, arising from or in connection with participation in this contest or the receipt or use of any prize.

In so doing, contestant releases and indemnifies the aforesaid entities and individuals from liability for injuries or damages of any kind arising from or in connection with participation in this contest or the receipt or use of any prize.

In no event Victoria Street Business Association be liable to a contestant for acts or omissions arising out of or related to the Challenge or that Contestant's participation in the challenge.


Victoria Street Business Association has sole and complete discretion regarding all contest related matters. All decisions regarding disqualification of a contestant(s) or winner(s) shall be subject to the sole and complete discretion of Victoria Street Business Association. You can be disqualified for any reason at any time.


I certify that the information provided is correct and that I have carefully read, understand and accept the terms of Victoria Street Business Association Pho Eating Competition Official Contest Rules and Entry Form. My signature indicates my understanding and assumption of the risks and my voluntary participation in this contest.