Barbecue Challenge Judging Information

Judging Registration is Now Closed...

team memberThank you for your interest in participating in the Best Dam Barbecue Challenge as a competition judge! As usual, we had an overwhelming response, so judging registration is now officially closed for the 2017 Best Dam Barbecue Challenge.

We will begin accepting judging applications for our 2018 event next January. If you are interested in receiving a notification email of the date we will open judging registration for our 2018 event, please feel free to let us know to add you to our notification list by clicking here). If you applied to be a judge this year (whether or not you were accepted), you will automatically be added to our notification list.

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, so please let us know whether or not you are a KCBS certified judge and if so, please include your CBJ number for us.

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.

By submitting this request for notification or a judging application in January, you are not guaranteed a judging spot.

If you have already been confirmed as a judge for this year's event and are not able to attend our event, please inform us via email as soon as possible by clicking here.


To contact our Judging Coordinator, Myra Davis, please call (702) 371-3037 or you may email her at