2020 Awards of Excellence


The NBBQA Awards of Excellence are a long-running award series that recognizes excellence in the commercial side of the barbecue industry. Products available in stores and on-line are eligible to enter.

Key Dates

              January 1st to 17th – Entries for the Awards of Excellence are submitted

              February 8th – Judging occurs

              February 12th – Top 5 position place winners will be notified

              April 2nd – Sit down 3-course dinner Awards Ceremony at the conference


Judging will be held at Sweet Swine O'Mine Distributing on February 8th, 2020.

Judging will utilize the SCA methodology with NBBQA judging criteria.

The judges will be as follows...

  • Any person who is a certified judge with one of the follow sanctioning bodies, SCA, KCBS, PNWBA, MBM, or in the EAT Methodology.
  • Judges may not have any business or family connection to anyone with entries in the Awards of Excellence