So I spent the whole day at work thinking about this possibly happening maybe someday hopefully sooner than later.
Instead of a competition, It may be more fun(and successful) to start out simple.
If everyone who comes out were to bring their 3 favourite cakes (sub $20 - straight - angled). and their 3 favourite single shots, and maybe add in a couple of candles, we could simply hang out, have some bbq & chit chat, and the set the stash off when it gets dark. Part of the fun would also be in the preparation of the firing of the stash as a group. It would take some co-operation from our suppliers/retailers for us to purchase what we need, but I think the ones that I deal with would help where they can, and probably participate.
I have taken part in many trade shows and competing companies tend to set aside the competition and have a good time for these kind of ideas.
If this kind of event were to happen successfully for a few years, it could stand a better chance of gaining manufacturer sponsorship and then there could maybe be a competition.
I would be interested. This would be easy to do in Saskatchewan. We are easier going out west