The annual World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest Judges Seminar will be held on February 3, 2024. This seminar is held only once a year and always sells out, so don’t miss out on your opportunity to become a barbecue judge in 2024.
The seminar is held each year to instruct, train and certify barbecue judges for the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. Successful attendees will be certified to judge starting with WCBCC 2024 and after judging for two years will become fully certified. The 2024 WCBCC at Liberty Park is set for May 15 – 18, 2024.
Topics covered at the Judges Seminar include Memphis in May Judging process and rules, official WCBCC meat categories, scoring process, blind, on-site, and finals judging. Prospective judges will sample barbecue from a WCBCC championship competition team during simulated judging exercises.
Space is limited to 100 participants and usually sells out so you are encouraged to register early. The deadline to apply is January 29, 2024.
DATE: Saturday, February 3, 2024
TIME: 9:00am to 3:00pm
LOCATION: Hilton Memphis, 985 Ridge Lake Blvd., Memphis, TN 38120
REGISTRATION FEE: $119
A room block with special rates is available for out-of-town guests.
INFORMATION & APPLICATION: Memphisinmay.org/judgebarbecue