Judging Opportunities

Application Process

Judges application MUST be filled out online – no email or phone entries will be accepted. You may judge more than one contest. Only one form needs to be completed to judge for the World Series of Barbecue. You will be asked on the form which contest(s) you are applying to participate in. Select all that you are interested in judging.

Notes about Judging

  • Filling out an application does not guarantee you a spot judging or as a table captain.

  • Please only fill out one application per person

  • Please DO NOT share an email address with another judge. It is requested that each judge has their own email address.

  • All judging applications must be submitted online. Emails and phone calls will not be accepted as applications.

  • Questions? Email the BBQ Team [email protected]


Judging Applications for the World Series of Barbecue in the Fall – the World’s Largest BBQ Contest – will be available in Spring 2022. Check back for details. In the meantime, please apply to judge one of our Spring BBQ Events – Sauce Contest, Rub Contest and/or Backyard Contest.