BBQ-n-Blues 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.

Voted-in judges will be selected to join WQAD Chief Meteorologist Eric Sorensen, WLPO 103.9 Morning 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, 9/4 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.  Judges will report to the lobby of the old Central Garage building at the NW corner of First and Gooding at 5:15 for a judge’s meeting.

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.