Judge applicants may use the following online form to apply for several different contests. Judges do not have to apply for all contests at once, but must re-apply later if they add contests. Some competitions are multi-day contests, with each day a separate championship. Note that some KCBS contests are scheduled for Saturdays.
The Surf & Turf Challenge is a non-sanctioned, just-for-fun contest open to both BBQ teams and campers, and cooked on ANY heat source – including wood, charcoal, pellets, propane, deep-fat fryer, microwave, Crock Pot, etc. Each Surf & Turf Challenge will feature different categories at each contest location. The Challenge takes place at 3pm and 3:30pm on Saturday afternoons and will be judged by non-participating teams and seasonal campers. KCBS judges are welcome to join as judges (or competitors!). The goals are to have fun and introduce new people to BBQ competitions. Only teams cooking both categories are eligible for Grand and Reserve. Specific categories will include:
April 27 (Sat) – New Jersey KnoQ-out (Blairstown, NJ) – Shrimp, Ribeye Steak
August 3 (Sat) – Smoke In The Woods (Galway, NY) – Seafood Pizza, Pork Chop
Sept. 7 (Sat) – Green Mountain BBQ Championship (Randolph, VT) – Clam Chowder, New York Strip
Sept. 28 (Sat) – Ocean State BBQ Championship (Hope Valley, RI) – Crab, Top Sirloin Steak
THE SURF & TURF CHALLENGES ARE NOW CLOSED TO ADDITIONAL JUDGES, BASED ON TEAM COUNTS.
If you would like to print and return a PDF application by mail/fax/email, or for more information on specific contests, click on the link below:
Campground BBQ will quickly let judges know whether they are confirmed for a contest or have been placed on a wait list. Judges on a wait list will be contacted as soon as sufficient teams have signed up for a contest, but that may take several additional months. We appreciate your patience!
WANT SOME CAMPGROUND BBQ SWAG??
When you’ve completed your application, you’re welcome to order some Campground BBQ branded T-shirts and shot glasses. Click below to order:
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