Once you have completed the following Team Application, you will be directed to a "Team Checkout page". At that point, you will need to choose from multiple options for each contest that you're interested in.

Teams may use the following online form to apply for several different contests. If you would like to print and return a PDF application and pay by mail/fax/email, or for more information -- including Cook's Packet -- on specific contests, click on the links below:

CLICK HERE for Team Checkout Page


  • Each contest's entry fee includes (1) commemorative shot glass unique to each contest; and (1) night’s stay at a campground with water, 20+ amp electric, bathrooms, hot showers, and sewage/dump station. Most campsites are approximately 30'x30'.
  • Teams must enter the 4 main contest categories to be eligible for Grand and Reserve Grand Champion.
  • Contests may have an optional 5th category; teams must provide all supplies unless noted otherwise.
  • KCBS contests can be held with either full payment or $75 nonrefundable deposit, paid in full 30 days prior.
  • PRIZE PURSE UPDATE (as of 1.24.18): The prize purse still starts at $3,500, but will increase according to the following levels, plus possible sponsor add-ons:
    • 25 teams = $4,000
    • 30 teams = $4,750
    • 35 teams = $5,500
    • 40 teams = $6,500
    • 45 teams = $7,500
    • 50 teams = $8,500


Chief Cook *
Chief Cook
Address *
Home / Work Phone
Home / Work Phone
Cell Phone (if different)
Cell Phone (if different)
Campground Site Size (mark one) *
Camping Type *
Some campgrounds assign spaces based on your camping type.
Sewer Hook-up (if available) *
Preferred Amperage Electric *
Interest in Staying Additional Nights (you will book with each campground directly) *
We will do our best to accommodate you next to your BBQ friends.
Vending Opportunity *
To support our sponsors who are boosting the prize purse, some contests may open up to the public as “mini-festivals” with BBQ vending, craft breweries, and local musicians. Additional vending permits may be required from state and local authorities, and information will be provided to interested teams. CHECK ANY OPTIONS BELOW:
Waiver of Liability *
In consideration of acceptance of this entry, I the undersigned intend to be legally bound, hereby for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive and release any and all rights and claims for damages I may have against Campground BBQ, Kansas City Barbecue Society, Northeast Barbecue Society, host campground, or any individual or group responsible for the organization or management of any Campground BBQ contests. I hereby grant permission for Campground BBQ and/or agents authorized by them to use any photographs, recordings and any other record of these events for any legitimate purpose. I agree to abide by the rules and regulations of Campground BBQ, each individual contest, KCBS and NEBS (copies may be requested).
Date of Team Application Submission *
Date of Team Application Submission
My team will compete in the following contests *
Teams do not have to apply and pay for all contests at once, but must re-apply later if they add contests. Contests can be held with a $75 nonrefundable deposit, payable in the Team Checkout page for each contest. Some competitions are multi-day contests, with each day a separate championship. Teams also can compete in optional 5th categories at certain contests.