Rub Contest

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Do you have a BBQ rub worth 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!​

Online Registration Open until: April 27, 2022 OR at 250 Entries

Bottles deadline to arrive at the American Royal: April 29, 2022

Contest Date: May 15, 2022

Results posted online and sent out: May 20, 2022

Rub Entry Information:

  • Categories: Mild and Hot - 250 Entry limit
  • Each rub will be judged in a blind tasting on unseasoned pork loin
  • The top awarded rub in each category is crowned first place in that category and the overall highest score will be named the 2022 Best Sauce on the Planet
  • All Entries must be commercially available (through wholesale, retail or direct marketing generally available to the public.) Working Universal Product Code MUST be provided (or the regional equivalent)

 

RUB INFORMATION PACKET 

RUB CONTEST REGISTRATION 

RUB CONTEST JUDGING APPLICATION 

Old World Spices and Seasonings, INC/BBQ Spot

Under partnership with the American Royal, Old World Spices & Seasonings/BBQ Spot is offering a potential marketing opportunity to contestants who qualify.

Old World Spices & Seasonings has worked with many of the American Royal winning BBQ teams to blend, bottle and distribute their BBQ rubs to retailers in the hardware, outdoor living, sporting goods and BBQ specialty arenas.

If your entry finishes in the top 10 of either category (Mild or Hot), you would be eligible to engage in further discussion and development of a plan for your products to be presented to buyers of national retailers such as Lowe’s, Bass Pro, Academy Sports and Ace Hardware.

Details of the opportunity would be shared with the qualifying contestants who express interest in pursuing a business partnership with Old World Spices & Seasonings. Placing in the Top 10 does not guarantee acceptance into this program, as there are multiple factors that must be considered. Placing in the Top 10 also does not obligate you to discussions with Old World Spices unless you choose. There is no cost to the contestants to participate in this program.

 

2022 Results

2022 BEST RUB ON THE PLANET OVERALL RESULTS

2022 MILD RUB RESULTS

2022 HOT RUB RESULTS

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