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Awards

Each year NBBQA issues a range of awards

2019 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE REGISTRATION

Do you have a righteous rub or a sauce that simply stands out? The National Barbecue and Grilling Association’s Annual Awards of Excellence recognizes the very best barbecue products across 31 unique categories. This is your chance to share your inspiration with the rest of the barbecue world and be recognized for your outstanding contribution to our industry!

2019 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE CATEGORIES

BBQ SAUCE CATEGORY

Enter your sauce to evaluated by our team of experts. 

  • Tomato Mild
  • Tomato Spicy
  • Mustard
  • Fruit
  • Vinegar Mild
  • Vinegar Spicy
  • White Sauce

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RUB CATEGORY

Enter your Rub to evaluated by our team of experts. 

  • All Purpose Beef Rub
  • All Purpose Pork Rub
  • All Purpose Poultry Rub
  • Seafood Rub
  • Spicy Rub

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PRODUCT CATEGORY

Enter your product to evaluated by our team of experts. 

  • BBQ Snack
  • BBQ Tool/Accessory
  • Apparel
  • BBQ Gift Pack
  • Product Label Design

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PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS

Contestants who enter sauces in the Awards of Excellence are also invited to submit samples in the People’s Choice Awards – a public tasting competition on April 6, 2019, at the NBBQA Conference  & BBQ Bash. The AOE Rules and Conditions also apply to the People’s Choice Awards.

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BBQ MEDIA CATEGORY | BBQ PUBLICATION

Enter your Media to evaluated by our team of experts. 

  • Instructional Writing with Recipe 
  • Publication of the Year (hardcopy) 
  • BBQ Book of the Year 

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BBQ MEDIA CATEGORY | BBQ Digital Media

Enter your Media to evaluated by our team of experts. 

  • BBQ Blog
  • BBQ Webpage
  • BBQ Audio Series
  • BBQ Video Series
  • Single BBQ Focus Video
  • Single BBQ Focus Article

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BBQ MEDIA CATEGORY | BBQ Photography

Enter your Media to evaluated by our team of experts. 

  • BBQ Commercial Photograph 
  • BBQ Blog/Personal Photograph 
  • BBQ Character Photo 
  • BBQ Food Photo 
  • Live Fire Cooking Photo 

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2019 AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE CEREMONY

Each year the NBBQA presents a number of awards across the BBQ Industry, these are broken down into two main categories.