Barbecue Challenge Judging Information

Thank you for your interest in participating in the Best Dam Barbecue Challenge as a competition judge!

Judging registration is NOW OPEN! If you would like to be a judge at this year’s Best Dam Barbecue Challenge, please register through the KCBS website by CLICKING HERE. To register, you will need to look up our event under the Events > Find Events menu item and enter 5/28/21 for the event date (the event type is ‘Master Series BBQ Contest). Select “The Best Dam Barbeque” and you will be able to register using the “Judge Application” button.

Because we believe strongly that a quality competition requires the highest standards in judging, we strive to use 100% KCBS certified judges at our event.

Applications from certified barbecue judges will be confirmed on a first-come, first served basis, so we encourage early application. Non-certified applicants may apply to be placed on a standby list.

Application Status & Cancellations

By submitting an application, you are not guaranteed a judging spot.  We reply to applicants within 10 days of receiving an application to acknowledge receipt and inform them of status.

If you are confirmed as a judge, we will provide you with the details about logistics.  Competition judging will take place from 10:00am – 2:30pm and judges must be present the entire time (absolutely no exceptions).  If you arrive late, your judging seat will be forfeited.

If you submit a judging application and are then not able to attend our event, please inform us via email as soon as possible by clicking here.

Judging Time: Saturday, May 29th, 2021 – 10:00am – 2:30pm



To contact our Judging Coordinator, George Rosenbaum, please call (702) 371-6824 or you may email him at