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2021 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 2021 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 finals judging. Prospective judges will sample barbecue from a WCBCC competition team during simulated judging exercises. Space is limited to the first 50 registrants, so secure your spot today!

DATE: Saturday, March 27, 2021
TIME: 9:00am to 3:00pm
LOCATION: Holiday Inn Downtown (Beale St.), Grand Ballroom, 160 Union Ave. Memphis, TN 38103
CONTACT: Email barbeque [at] memphisinmay [dot] org 

Included in the $95 fee, you will receive the following:

  1. WCBCC Judging Manual
  2. Training materials
  3. Sampling of competition-quality barbecue
  4. Certificate upon completion
  5. Lunch


For our out-of-town attendees, we have secured a discounted room rate of $139.00 per night at the Holiday Inn Downtown (Beale St.). The offer is good for Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27, 2021. Please call Holiday Inn at 901-525-5491 for reservations.

If you're looking to taste championship quality barbecue but can't make it to the seminar, tickets for VIPit passes, Kingsford Tour of Champions, and BBQ Alley presented by Big Green Egg will go on sale soon.


Click here to complete your Judges Seminar Application.

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