Judges Application & Team Entry Forms

General Information

Entry fee: $250 per team

$10,000 in cash prizes up for grabs!

  • Grand Champion: $2,500 + trophy
  • Reserve Grand Champion: $1,500 + trophy
  • First in each category: $500
  • Second in each category: $400
  • Third in each category: $300
  • Fourth in each category: $200
  • Fifth in each category: $100
  • *Dessert: 100% of entry money

*A Note about Dessert:
The Dessert category is optional for teams registered for the Jim Beam BBQ Classic. This category will also be open to Washington County Residents. Entry fee is $25 and limited to one entry per person or team.

Desserts must include at least {1} Tablespoon of a Jim Beam branded bourbon as an ingredient and may be made onsite or in your home.  Anything goes regarding presentation displays for desserts. Desserts will be judged by KCBS judges at 2 p.m., following the final category of meats.


We are no longer accepting Team Entries for our 2020 contest. Judges please click the orange link to the left to apply for 2020 judging – we still have judging spaces available!