Four judges, including our very own Dontaye Carter, were on hand to grade each cup of chili.
The ratings were based on color, smell and taste.
Judges say a lot of people know someone with cancer and this is just one way they can help give back and raise money for research.
"It's always good to help out any way you can to help the research and to help the families that are dealing with cancer," said JT Willis, a firefighter with the city of Valdosta.
At last year's Relay for Life, nearly 50 city employees came together to help raise $5,200.