Because of different Organizers and Promoters there are different versions of JudgeBBQ: the branded version for Arlieque Events Management and the original used by various BBQ events and associations across the country. Plus there is JudgeBBQ Mobile, a trimmed down version designed for mobile devices.

The good news is that your login credentials work in all versions.
What's New!
Volunteer is now a Judging Preference.

If you select Volunteer as your Judging Preference you'll be allowed to Lock In immediately. Volunteer spots can't be held so if you don't Lock In and others do you'll lose your spot. Discourteous Judge Points apply to the Volunteer Judging Preference the same as they do to the Judge, Table Captain, and Either Judging Preferences.

Volunteer spots are only available if the event has indicated a desire to have volunteers and until all spots have been Locked In.

Note that a Volunteer, as defined by JudgeBBQ, is a CBJ looking to get their 'Red Book' signed by working the turn-in table, left-over table, possibly even Table Captain or Judge, basically do whatever is needed as directed by the KCBS Rep.
JudgeBBQ is a one-stop-shop application that allows judges to sign up to judge BBQ events. Rather than completing a separate application for each event you want to judge, you simply create an account in JudgeBBQ and sign up for one or all events.
JudgeBBQ is open 24/7 giving you access to add events you want to judge. So choose a judging opportunity on the left to get started and sign up now!


At a glance you always know exactly where you stand on an event's list thus allowing you to make travel plans in a timely manner. You can also edit and delete events, and download needed information about the events you have signed up to judge.


Locking In to an event in JudgeBBQ is just like boarding an airplane; it's done in groups. JudgeBBQ allows the first group to begin Locking In sixty days prior to the event. The next group is allowed to Lock In forty-five days prior to the event. And the last group is allowed to Lock In thitry days prior to the event. By locking in you are committing yourself to be at the event, on time, and ready to judge.