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2022 Judges Seminar

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Memphis In May is pleased to offer the annual World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest Judges Seminar. This seminar is to instruct and train judges for the 2022 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest and each year thereafter.

The Memphis In May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is the Super Bowl of swine, consistently rated as one of America’s premier culinary events and was named by USA Today 10Best as the most prestigious BBQ competition in the country.

Topics to be covered at the judges seminar include: Memphis in May Judging process and rules, official WCBCC meat categories, scoring process, blind, on-site, and final judging. Prospective judges will sample barbecue from a WCBCC competition team during simulated judging exercises. 

Registration is now closed. We look forward to seeing all judges in training at the seminar! 


  • DATE: Saturday, November 6, 2021
  • TIME: 9:00am to 3:00pm
  • LOCATION: Sheraton Downtown (Convention Center), Ballroom, 250 N. Main St., Memphis, TN 38103
  • CONTACT: Email barbecue [at] memphisinmay [dot] org 

Included in the $99 fee, you will receive the following:

  • WCBCC Judging Manual
  • Training materials
  • Sampling of competition-quality barbecue
  • Certificate upon completion
  • Lunch

Any COVID19 protocols that are in place at the time of the event will be enforced. Event details subject to change. The safety of our patrons and staff are our top priority. 


For our out-of-town attendees, we have secured a discounted room rate of $131.00 per night. For reservations and information, contact Alexandria Thomas with Sheraton Group Sales at 901-214-3612, or click here

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