World Series Of Barbecue Judging

JudgesApp

Application Process

Judges application MUST be filled out online – no email or phone entries will be accepted. You may judge more than one contest and you will need to fill out a separate form for each contest you are interested in judging.

Notes about judging:

Judges are encouraged to sign up to judge more than one event (with the exception of Open Sides and Kid’s Que due to timing). Filling out an application does not guarantee you a spot judging or as a table captain.

 
  • Invitational Judges

    Invitational Judging will occur on Saturday, September 2, 2017
    The process to become an Invitational Judge is as follows:

    Invitational judges from the year prior (2016) are given first right of refusal to sign up to judge. If additional judging spaces become available, Open judges that have signed up will be selected at random* and asked to judge the Invitational. Invitational judges from 2016 will be notified by June 1st when the 2017 application is available.

    All Invitational judges must be a Certified Barbecue Judge in good standing at the time of the event. Each judge and table captain will be verified with KCBS to confirm good standing.

    If you are not a current CBJ or not in good standing, please take the CBJ courses offered by the American Royal in May and in August at the event.

    All barbecue judging is complementary, but a small donation of $15 is appreciated and goes back to support the American Royal mission.

    *Random judges selected are only those who are current Certified Barbecue Judges.

     

  • OPEN SIDE JUDGING

    Open sides judging will occur on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Open sides judging applications will be available on June 1st.

    Judges are selected on a first come – first serve basis.

    Judging is complimentary, but a small donation of $15 is appreciated and goes back to support the American Royal mission.

    Judges may not judge Open Sides and Kids Que due to timing. If a judge signs up for both, they will be placed at one of the events based on the American Royal’s discretion.

    Signing up for both a table captain and a judge is not recommended. Those who sign up as both will be placed as either a table captain or judge at the discretion of the American Royal based on need. Signing up for both table captain and judge does not increase your chances of being selected or guarantee a seat.

    Open Sides Judges Application - COMING SOON

    Open Sides Table Captain Application - COMING SOON

  • OPEN MEAT JUDGING

    Open Meats judging will occur on Sunday, September 3, 2017. Open sides judging application will be available by June 1st.

    Judges are selected on a first come – first serve basis.

    Judging is complimentary, but a small donation of $15 is appreciated and goes back to support the American Royal mission.

    Signing up for both a table captain and a judge is not recommended. Those who sign up as both will be placed as either a table captain or judge at the discretion of the American Royal based on need. Signing up for both table captain and judge does not increase your chances of being selected or guarantee a seat.

    Open Meats Judges Application - COMING SOON

    Open Meats Table Captain Application - COMING SOON

  • KIDS QUE JUDGING

    Kids Que Judging will occur on Saturday, September 2, 2017. Applications for Kids Que judging will be available no later than June 1st.

    Judges will be tasting both divisions of the competition (hamburger and steak).

     

    Judges may not judge Open Sides and Kids Que due to timing. If a judge signs up for both, they will be placed at one of the events based on the American Royal's discretion.

    Kids Que Judges Application - COMING SOON

  • PARTY OF THE YEAR JUDGING

    Do you have what it takes to judge the biggest and best party in Kansas City! Each year, teams compete for the high honor of being named the Individual or Corporate Party of the Year.

    As a judge, you will have the opportunity to inspect these events and rate them on showmanship and overall site appearance.

    LIMITED SPOTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR JUDGING

    Check back for tickets - available soon!

    Must be 21 or older to participate.

  • SAUCE CONTEST

    Does your barbecue sauce have what it takes to become the "Best Sauce on the Planet"? Prove it by entering the largest barbecue sauce competition in the world, the 30th Annual American Royal World Series of Barbecue® Sauce Contest. Online registration is now open. Sauce submissions must be received by April 28, 2017. Judging will take place on May 7, 2017.

    For more information about the contest including awards, procedures, and how to donate your barbecue sauce to benefit the American Royal's educational programs see the Sauce Contest Information Packet. If you have questions, please email [email protected]

    SAUCE CONTEST PAGE