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A corn eating contest awarding $1000 to the winner will be held in Schuyler, NY on August 11 .
PT's Tavern in Henderson, NV will hold a Carolina Reaper hot wing eating contest on July 29 awarding $2500/$1000/$500.
Joy from Plano, TX finished the pho challenge at Pho Please in Austin today and claimed a jackpot of $1,190. The prize has been reset to $20.
Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ will hold a corn eating contest on July 21 awarding $500/$250/$100. 10 entrants will be chosen at random.
Bob Mills Mitsubishi in Jacksonville, NC will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 28 awarding $1000 to the winner.
District Harley Davidson in Gaithersburg, MD will hold a hot dog eating contest July 19 awarding $250 to the winner.
The Greene Turtle in North Wales, PA will hold a hot wing eating contest on July 28 awarding $500 to the winner.
Molly Schuyler will attempt to win $5000 by eating 30 speciality hot dogs with toppings in under 15 minutes at Sabretti's in Hopatcong, NJ on August 5. This will be her first hot dog competition (excluding corn dogs) in five years.
Registration is open for the National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship in Kennett Square, PA on September 8. Professioinals can win $1000/$500/$300; the top local amateurs will get $200/$100.
Luna Park in Melbourne, VIC, Australia will hold hot dog eating contests on July 21 awarding $500 to the top male & female.
The Decatur Celebration will hold a hot dog eating contest in Decatur, IL on August 4 awarding $500/$250/$100. A qualifier will be held on July 14.
Bucket List in Rockville Centre, NY will hold a wing eating contest on July 16 awarding $250 to the winner.
The Long Beach Fire Department will hold an amateur-only wing eating contest on July 28 awarding $500/$250/$100.

Article claims $400-500 million in MLE prize money

Front Office Sports has an article claiming that total annual MLE prize money is $400-500 million. The linked to FoxBusiness article says the total purse is $400,000-$500,000.

Summing all the listed cash purses for 2017 competitions produces a result of $198,475:
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Dooley's in Roseville, MI will hold hot dog eating contests on July 19 awarding $200/$50 to the top men & women.
Sabretti's in Hopatcong, NJ will award $5000 if all 30 of its speciality hot dogs are finished in under 15 minutes. Pat Bertoletti completed 24 when he attempted the challenge earlier this month.
Up Dog in Independence, MO will hold a hot dog eating contest for amateurs on July 12 in Independence, MO awarding $500/$200/$50.
Casino Queen in East St. Louis, IL will hold a wing eating contest on July 21 awarding $300 to the winner.
The california state Fair will hold a corn dog eating contest in Sacramento on July 21 awarding $2500/$2000/$1000/$500/$100. A qualifier will take place on July 20.
The Festival of Discovery will hold a hot dog eating contest on July 14 awarding $500/$200/$50. Entrants must be South Carolina residents.
Stuart's Smokehouse in Alderson, WV will hold a amateur-only hot dog eating contest on July 4 awarding $500/$100/$50. Hurricane, WV will hold a hot dog eating competition awarding $500/$250/$100.

MLE prize money won in the first half of 2018

Here is a list of all prizewinners in MLE contests in the first half of 2018 according to the database. Not many people would have expected for Mary Bowers to have higher earnings than Miki Sudo for that time period.

$10,250 Joey “Jaws” Chestnut
$8,550 Geoffrey Esper
$8,000 Carmen Cincotti
$7,700 Gideon Oji
$5,000 Darron Breeden

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Two Austin, TX restauarants will hold eating contests on July 4 awarding $250 to the winner. The Black Sheep Lodge will hold a corn dog eating contest and Haymaker will offer pickled eggs.
The Hollowfest in Clarence, NY will hold a hot dog eating contest on June 30 awarding $250 to the winner.
The Dromedary Bar in Brooklyn will hold a burger eating contest on July 4 awarding $200/$100/$50.
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