Judges and Volunteers

Thank you for your interest in being a judge and/or volunteer.  We are excited for the NBBQA 2025 Awards of Excellence (AOE) event.   We will need certified judges, Chefs, runners, cooks, and other volunteers to make this event successful. This year, the date for the judging is yet to be determined.   There will be plenty of opportunities to be a part of this day.  

To register, please click here: 


Date: 2025 AOE Judging Date To Be Announced
Address of Event:

To Be Determined

For any questions, please email admin@NBBQA.org

If you need accommodations, there are several hotels to choose from in Olive Branch, MS.

We look forward to seeing you soon.  And thank you for volunteering your time and expertise.


Kell and Janet Phelps
Managing Partners
National Barbecue & Grilling Association