Rub Contest

Do you have a BBQ rub worthy of being named the best BBQ rub on the planet? Enter your products now and prove you can compete with the best on the planet!

The 2020 American Royal World Series of Barbecue® Rub Contest presented by Old World Spices & Seasonings, Inc. will be held April 26, 2020. Deadline for entries to arrive to the American Royal is Friday, April 17, 2020. For more information on the Rub Contest, please review the information packet linked below.

Rub Contest Information Packet Contest Registration Judging Application

Rub Entry Information:

  • There was a maximum capacity of 200 entries for the contest
  • Rub Entries must be received at the American Royal offices by April 17, 2020
  • Categories: Mild and Hot
  • Please read and review the Contest Information Packet below prior to registering

If you have questions or would like additional information about the Rub Contest, please email the BBQ team at [email protected]

Congratulations to the 2019 Best Rub on the Planet and First Place Hot winner, Loubier Chipotle Seasoning Hot, and First Place Mild winner, Master Que Pork, Ribs & Chicken BBQ Seasoning. See full contest results below.

2019 Results

Full results for the 2019 American Royal World Series of Barbecue® Rub Contest by category are below.

2019 Rub Contest Press Release
2019 Results: Overall Ranking   2019 Results: Hot   2019 Results: Mild

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