Judging Opportunities

Notes about Judging

  • All judging applications must be submitted online via the KCBS portal. Emails and phone calls will not be accepted as applications.
      • Judges for the Open Contest do not need to be certified, although it is encouraged.  At the link below, there will a button marked “Register as Guest” that non-KCBS members may use to apply.
  • Invitational judges will receive an invitation to judge through their KCBS portal.  2023 judges will have first right of refusal to judge again in 2024.
  • Filling out an application does not guarantee you a spot judging or as a table captain.  Confirmations will be sent out starting in June.
  • Please only fill out one application per person, per event.
      • You may apply to judge more than one contest (for example, both the Open Meats and the Invitational).
        • Please note the Open Sides and Kids Que take place at the same time on Saturday, November 2.  You may apply to only one of those contests.
  • Questions? Email the BBQ Team [email protected]


Open Meats JUDGING Application

Open Sides JUDGING Application

Kids Que JUDGING Application