Judges’ Area

We’re looking for a few good judges!

Are you a certified BBQ judge?  We’ll need some judges to make this competition work.  If you are certified, we’d love to hear from you. And the best part?  You get to try all that delicious BBQ!

If you’re a CBJ, we’ll confirm your attendance right away.   If you’re not, we’ll still consider your experience.   

Sign up to become a Bare Bones Judge

We will communicate with you! If you’re NOT a Certified BBQ Judge (CBJ), please explain your experience and qualifications below. Our goal is to have 100% certified judges, but this may not be possible. We will work with our reps and make sure we have experienced judges and well-balanced tables.

PLEASE NOTE: Filling out an application does not assure you of being selected as a judge for this competition. Some judges will be placed on a waiting list to accommodate last minute cancellations and change in schedules.

Certified Barbeque Judge's Oath: I do solemnly swear to objectively and subjectively evaluate each Barbeque meat that is presented to my eyes, my nose, my hands and my palate. I accept my duty to be an Official KCBS Certified Judge, so that truth, justice, excellence in Barbeque and the Barbeque Way of Life may be strengthened and preserved forever.

Thanks so much, we're looking forward to a great event and hosting you in Pilot Butte!