A chilli sauce eating contest has produced three joint winners, after they each ploughed through ten condiments without conceding.
The Flaming L Hot Sauces contest, organised by company owner Laura Lawson, was one of the attractions at Cove Gala on Saturday, June 13.
But Laura was surprised when five of the seven entrants made their way through ten hot sauces without taking a sip of the glass of milk provided to them – forcing a unique tiebreaker round.
Laura said: "We ended up with three joint first winners after five entrants went through all ten rounds of the hot sauces.
"We mixed together some of the hottest sauces for a tiebreaker."
Despite tears from the resolute contestants and even one left vomiting due to the spice, three contestants managed to withstand the heat of the competition to be crowned joint winners.
Hardy contestants Charlie Bremner, Isa Samat and Kerem Watson decided to share the top prize of a T-shirt and a selection of sauces for their efforts.
Take a look at the pictures from the hottest competition in town
And the winners