NBBQA 2013 Awards of Excellent – Enter Now!

Hello everyone!  I just received the email below from the National Barbecue Association calling for entries for the 2013 Awards of Excellence.  If you have a BBQ product (rub, sauce, marinade, gadget, tool, book… anything), this is a great competition to enter with potential nationwide exposure!

For members of the NBBQA, the first entry is $50, with each additional entry costing $30.  For non-members, the cost is $75 for the first entry and $40 for each additional entry. 


The National Barbecue Association is now taking your entries for the 2013 Awards of Excellence. The annual AOE competition recognizes the very best in barbecue sauces, dry rubs & seasonings, marinades and more. Judges even select outstanding entries in non-food categories like BBQ accessories, labels and gift packs. In all, 25 categories will be judged, so no matter what your barbecue style, there’s an opportunity to stake your claim as the best of the best in one or more of the following areas:

  • Sauces (tomato, mustard, vinegar-based and more)
  • Rubs (all-purpose, Southwest, Caribbean and Cajun)
  • Marinades (citrus, Asian, mustard and more)
  • Add-ons (hot sauces and condiments)
  • Specialty Items (books, accessories, apparel and gift packs)

The competition is held in advance of the 2013 NBBQA National Conference this February in Mobile, Alabama. First, second and third place medals will be awarded on February 21 during the AOE ceremony at the conference. We hope you’ll join us there, but don’t worry; you do not need to be present to win. AOE sauces can also be entered in the People’s Choice Sauce Tasting contest on the final day of the conference at no additional charge.

Entering your products in the competition is easy. Registration forms are available at nbbqa.org or by contacting NBBQA Headquarters at (888) 909-2121 or [email protected]. Entries must be received by January 18, 2013.

Don’t miss this chance to share your inspiration with the barbecue world and be recognized for your outstanding contribution to our industry!