All categories are open to the public with thousands of dollars in prizes
Below you will find a full taste of the 2021 BBQ competition categories along with other competitions.
The Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle consists of Six BBQ Contests. The Kansas City Barbeque Society Sanctioned Giant National BBQ Championship Categories include: Pork – “Smokin’ with Smithfield”, Chicken – “Perdue Sizzlin’ Chicken Contest”, and Beef – “America’s Best Beef”.
Each round of the contest will be judged online by “people’s choice” popular vote managed by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Participants will be instructed to judge dishes based on the follow criteria:
Appearance – Does it look appetizing such that you want to try it?
Tenderness – Does it look like it is tender and juicy?
Taste – Can you imagine the dish based on appearance and tenderness would be tasty?
Name – How well suited is the name of the dish based on the above factors?
The prize structure for each category is as follows: 1st Place-$1,000 Giant Shopping Spree; 2nd Place-$250 Giant Shopping Spree; 3rd Place-$100 Giant Shopping Spree; 4th Place-$50 Giant Shopping Spree; 5th Place-$25 Giant Shopping Spree. Each winner will also receive an Individual Annual membership to the Kansas City Barbeque Society: a $40 value. Winners who do not reside in MD, VA, DE, or DC may request a cash prize be substituted for their Giant Shopping Spree (Gift card).
Contest Winners will be posted online at www.BBQinDC.com beginning approximately July 3, 2021.