La Salle Business Association

BBQ Judge Nomination Form

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Want to be a BBQ-n-Blues judge? Submit your nomination now to become a candidate. Please include your name, your business or organization’s name,  business’ website that you’d like listed on your profile along with a brief summary that explains to voters why they should pick you to a be a judge.

Include a photo of yourself for your profile. Photos should be preferably as least 300px by 300px.

This year we lowered the nomination fee to $10. Voted-in judges will be selected to join WQAD Chief Meteorologist Eric Sorensen, WQAD in-house Chef Brad Scott, WLPO Morning Radio Show host Rod Thorson and LBA President Bart Hartauer on the judging panel.

The top four voted-in judges will be part of the 8-person judging panel (4 voted-in + 4 honorary judges listed above). Candidates with the most votes at 9 pm on Wednesday, September 5 will be part of the eight-person panel. In the event that more than 20 BBQ teams sign up prior to the judging cutoff on 9/4, two sets of six judges will be utilized – allowing the top eight vote-getters to be chosen. The top judges will be notified by 10 am on Thursday, 9/5.

Voting money collected helps to offset LBA event costs, marketing, beautification efforts and our minimal operating expenses – right back into your community!

You can view current candidates here.