How the Judging Works
The competitors will be cooking all Saturday night. Then, starting on Sunday at 11:00 a.m., every 30 minutes still, they will begin turning in their products. KCBS has strict requirements about how all of the meats shall be prepared and turned in. The four standard categories are: Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork and Beef Brisket; and we’ve added our own special category, Mac N’ Cheese.
The categories will be judged in the following order: Chicken at 12:00 pm, Pork Ribs at 12:30 pm, Pork at 1:00 pm, Beef Brisket at 1:30 pm and Mac N’ Cheese at 2:00 pm. (Times are subject to change)
On Sunday at 4:00 p.m. in the Event Tent, we will be awarding $13,500 in prize money! The competition pays the top 10 places in each of the four standard categories (chicken, pork ribs, pork and brisket) as well as a bonus for the Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion and Third Runner Up. For the Mac N’ Cheese Challenge, the first place winner will receive $350, second place will receive $100 and third place will receive $50.
Judges registration opens Jan. 25, 2021.
For more information on becoming a judge, contact Amy Bailey.
Judging Class: Check the KCBS website for the next judging class near you. The fee is $100 for non-KCBS members and $75 for current KCBS members. Registration also includes a 1 year membership to KCBS. Pre-registration is required.