Rub Contest

Do you have a BBQ rub worthy of being named the best BBQ rub on the planet? The American Royal is excited to announce the winners of the World Series of Barbecue® Rub Contest, presented by Old World Spices, Inc., which was held on May 11th, 2019.

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.

Rub Entry Information:

  • There was a maximum capacity of 200 entries for the contest
  • Rub Entries had to be received at the American Royal offices by May 3, 2019
  • Categories: Mild and Hot
  • Please read and review the Contest Information Packet below prior to registering


Rub Contest Information Packet

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

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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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