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What is an MBN contest?

An MBN contest consists of a tiered judging among the competitors with a final’s table where onsite presentation takes place.  Preliminaries are blind box entry only and the finals round consists of giving an onsite presentation to a group of 4 judges, giving you the opportunity to showcase your product at its best.

MBN is a "Team" contest.

Our teams are truly teams, with any where from 2+ (the average MBN has 6 people per team)people on site working together to present the best BBQ in the world.  It’s not just the taste but how the taste was created and the time, care and attentiveness needed to win!  You may cook one category, or as many as you like, allowing you to be the expert in your category.

Let us introduce ourselves

A few words about us

The Memphis Barbecue Network (MBN)  is one of the leading sanctioning bodies of BBQ contests in the world. It is dedicated to promoting and preserving the unique Memphis style of BBQ though education, support, and management. MBN officials assist event organizers in promoting, organizing, and conducting the sanctioned events in accordance with MBN standards.

How it all came to be…

Memphis BBQ Network History

In 2007, the MBN was founded by representatives with over 50 years combined experience in running sactioned contests in the Memphis-style BBQ judging.  The MBN is an all pork sanctioning body and was formed to provide organization, support and quality judging to contests and teams.

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