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Teams from over 25 states and several different countries join the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest ranks every year for one reason - to live the first-hand experience of the greatest BBQ party on the planet. Teams compete in four different categories during the contest including whole hog, shoulder, rib and patio porker. Round up your buddies or coworkers, we're serious about barbecue 'round here.

The 40th annual World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest takes place May 17-20, 2017, and applications to join the ranks of the most prestigious meat smokin’ pitmasters on the planet are available below!

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest Official 2017 Entry Form

The largest prize purse in the history of the championship totaling $117,150 is at stake. All competition categories (whole hog, shoulder, and ribs), along with Patio Porkers, will see higher prize payouts. Don’t miss your chance to join our Wall of Champions as the next World Champion!

Team Application is available HERE

Application Information is available HERE

Please note, payment must be received before application is considered complete. Payment can be made with credit card via phone at 901-525-4611 (3.5% surcharge will apply) or mailed, with copy of application, to: WCBCC Team App, 56 S. Front St., Memphis TN 38103.

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