Judges Application & 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 Teams or Judges for the 2019 Contest.  The team list is posted below and judges will be confirmed via email!

2019 Team List:

Bar Beam Q
Burning Benjamins BBQ
Divine Swine
Dubtown Smokers
Mac Attack BBQ
Smokin Aces @ The BBQ Superstore.com
Burning Pig BBQ
Bad Wolf BBQ
Elkhawg Smokers
Tire Smoke BBQ
We Q4U
Butts N Racks
Farmers Retreat
Team Rine-O
Grey Street
Toppgator BBQ
Warren Co Pork Choppers
Bringin’ The Heat
A1 Tax Service
High on the Hawg – Terry Buchanan
Bullheaded BBQ
One 2 BBQ
Ale Yeah BBQ
Smokin’ Hookers
Hogtown BBQ
Beachdogs BBQ
Extra Mile BBQ
Smoke N Peppers
Nobody From Nowhere
Blue Chip BBQ
Charcoal & More
Scuffletown Smokers
Slippery Pete’s BBQ
Getting’ Piggy With It
Wicked Smoke
Acme BBQ
The Smokin’ C’s
Rubbed, Smoked & Sauced
Risky Brisket
Stink Eye BBQ
Moon Q
Butt Rubb BBQ
Kentucky Kookers