Registration for Judging the 2019 contest is now CLOSED.
Registration for the 2020 event will open on February 1, 2020.
The official Judges Oath of KCBS:
I do solemnly swear to objectively and subjectively evaluate each Barbeque meat that is presented to my eyes, my nose, my hands and my palate. I accept my duty to be an Official KCBS Certified Judge, so that truth, justice, excellence in Barbeque and the American Way of Life may be strengthened and preserved forever.
(Judges must raise their right hand and face Kansas City while reciteing the oath)