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Directors and staf, welcome to the World
Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.
Memphis, Tennessee is the undisputed
barbecue capital of the world and known in-
ternatonally for its unique style. Thirty-fve
years ago, the World Championship Barbe-
cue Cooking Contest was born to celebrate
Memphis barbecue around the world. We
welcome you and we congratulate you for
being a part of this intense competton. You
are among the best of the best in barbecue.
Begun for the 2011 competton, in 2012 you
will again be competng for our largest cash
prize purse.
We want your experience while partcipatng
in this grand event to be equally as grand.
We encourage your questons, comments
and suggestons. Our staf and volunteers
stand ready to make your experience a
memorable one. Please feel free to reach
out to the staf and volunteers listed on the
next page:

James L. Holt, President and CEO
Calvin Anderson, 2012 Chairman of the Board
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Email is the preferred contact, however you may also call
(901)525-4611 and ask for the appropriate extension.
For questons on tckets or admissions, contact: Nobie McFarland,
Finance Assistant nmcfarland@memphisinmay.org Extension 109

For team questons regarding load-in, competton requirements and
general rules, contact: Cindy Ring, Barbecue Administrator
cring@memphisinmay.org

For questons on operatons, special equipment, tents, etc. contact:
Merek Swaim, Vice President of Operatons
mswaim@memphisinmay.org Extension 129

For media or sponsor questons, contact: Diane Hampton, Executve Vice
President dhampton@memphisinmay.org Extension 105
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Volunteer Contact:
Mary Horner, Volunteer BBQ Administraton Chairman,
mary.horner@morgankeegan.com
Marianne Luther, Volunteer Ambassador Chairman,
lutherm@rhodes.edu
Michael Durand, Volunteer Transportaton Chairman,
mdurand@cybermemphis.com
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Championship Pork Division
Prizes awarded in Whole Hog, Shoulder and Rib
Grand Champion $13,500
First Place $4,500
Second Place $2,000
Third Place $1,500
Fourth Place $1,000
Fifh Place $750
Sixth Place $600
Seventh Place $500
Eighth Place $400
Ninth Place $350
Tenth Place $300 *Does not include Catleman’s Prize Match
Patio Porkers
First Place $2,000
Second Place $1,000
Third Place $750
Fourth Place $500
WEBER SEASONINGS Anything But
(Exotic/Beef/Seafood/Poultry)
First Place $1,000
Second Place $500
Third Place $250
CATTLEMEN’S Best Sauce
(Tomato/Mustard/Vinegar)
First Place $1,000
Second Place $500
Third Place $250
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Frank’s Red Hot Hot Wings
First Place $1,000
Second Place $500
Third Place $250

KINGSFORD Tour of Champions
First Place $2,500
Second Place $1,250
Third Place $1,000
*Includes Kingsford Bonus Money

Ms. Piggie Idol
First Place $2,000
Second Place $1,000
Third Place $750

Team Shirt Design
First Place $600
Second Place $300
Third Place $100

Best Booth
First Place $2,500
Second Place $1,250
Third Place $750
The top 10 winners in each Championship pork category (Whole Hog,
Shoulder & Rib), the Pato Porker First Place winner and the Tour of
Champions First Place winner receive guaranteed acceptance (but not
paid) into the 2013 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.
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Team Area Instructons
1. Team areas less than 20’ X 30’ are limited to single story structures. This includes ALL
Pato Porker areas (15’x25’) and all 18’x 20’ areas.
2. Fire Preventon Bureau and Memphis and Shelby County Code Enforcement will
closely inspect all structures. It is REQUIRED that building plans be approved by Code
Enforcement prior to constructon and that all teams meet fre safety requirements (see
requirements at the back of this manual) Your team must be ready for inspecton by
THURSDAY AT 10:00am
3. Tents must have Fire Safety permit and fame retardant certfcate. Permits must be
shown during inspecton. If rented, obtain a copy of the permit and fame retardant
certfcate from the rental company. Permit fees should be negotated between you and
your rental company. Your tent must also have a fame retardant certfcate, or be tested
by the Fire Department at the Avery ofce or on site. Cooking rig awnings or covers
are also considered tents and must pass inspecton and are subject to inspecton fees.
Permits may be purchased at the Fire Preventon Bureau at 2668 Avery, (901) 320- 5418.
Inspectors will accept payment by check only.
4. Water will be available in limited locatons. Please bring containers and hoses to trans-
port water to your area. Connecton to a hose at any water facet should not exceed 10
minutes at a tme. Teams are prohibited from tapping directly into water lines. All teams
are required to have a bucket of water with bleach or other sterilizing agent located in
team cooking area.
5. Electricity will not be connected to your area untl you have checked at the Electrical
Desk. The on-site electricians will then be notfed to ground and connect you to the
power grid. Any metal structure containing an electrical appliance, including cookers,
or rigs, must be grounded before being connected to the power grid. Teams are not
permited to ground themselves. Teams will not be connected to power untl grounding
is completed.
6. DUE TO THE EXTREME SAFETY HAZARDS, NO PERSON OR VEHICLE IS PERMITTED IN
THE ELECTRICAL GRID AND WATER DISTRIBUTION AREA PROTECTED BY THE ORANGE
FENCING. DO NOT DRIVE OVER OR TAMPER WITH ELECTRICAL WIRING. TEAMS CAUSING
DAMAGE TO THE ELECTRICAL GRID AND/OR WATER SYSTEM WILL BE BILLED FOR THE
COST OF REPAIRS.
7. Team Boundaries are marked in the front and rear by stakes numbered with the team
area number, NOT by the fencing protectng the electrical grid and water system. Adja-
cent team areas are not necessarily the same depth. Teams may NOT acquire additonal
space upon arrival at Tom Lee Park. There are no easements between areas. Your entre
setup must ft within the area size that you purchased on the team entry form. Once
your team is accepted into the contest, your space size cannot be changed. Measure
your rig, including overhangs, trailer hitches and the space needed for port-o-lets, rolling
garbage container and tent stakes. Be sure your entre setup will ft in your area. Please
remember that you may not encroach on another team’s area. Teams may not share ar-
eas. No team may sell or barter any part of their area. The sidewalk is provided to allow
clearance for emergency vehicles, and must remain clear of all obstructons. You may
NOT incorporate this space into your team area.
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8. Before you dig: Holes made by tent pegs, fence posts, etc., can be no larger than 2
inches in diameter. These pegs and posts may not be driven deeper than 12 inches into
the ground. This restricton prevents the puncturing of the underground sprinkler sys-
tem. All posts, including those used for fences and tents, must meet the above restric-
tons or the posts must be freestanding. No other digging is permited in Tom Lee Park.
Teams may NOT dig foundatons for multple story structures.
9. Teams may NOT use mulch. Sand is acceptable. Any team found using mulch will
forfeit their cleanup deposit.
10. Flooring must allow the grass to breathe. Pallets covered by plywood
or any like foor support design that keeps the fooring of the ground is acceptable. Any
surface that smothers the grass, e.g., tarpaulins, carpet, plywood or plastc drop cloth,
may NOT be placed directly upon the ground. Teams are allowed to lay sod, but the sod
must remain afer the contest. Memphis in May will not supply tent fooring to teams.
Teams must rent or bring their own fooring.
11. All burn barrels must have a solid botom and a screen covering. These containers
must be at least 12 inches of the ground.
12. Teams will be held fnancially responsible for any damage caused to Tom Lee Park
and its facilites by violaton of these regulatons. Any changes to these restrictons will
be communicated via writen notces, or orally at the on- site Cooks’ Briefngs.
13. Porta Potes may be rented and placed within team space for exclusive use by
team /guests. Vendor must adhere to all Load-in/Load-out/ Service policies.
14. Team Sponsors: Memphis in May recognizes the need for some teams to secure
sponsors. In consideraton of our event sponsors, you may display only one sign OR BAN-
NER of corporate logo identfcaton (this includes team cookers, grills and / or trailers).
This sign or banner may be no larger than one (1) foot by fve (5) feet, with the top of
the sign no higher than eight (8) feet of the ground.
15. Team area number signs will be distributed to each team. Teams must display the
ofcial team number sign in a prominent locaton near the entrance to the team area.
This will assist guests and judges in fnding your team locaton. Team name signs that do
not identfy corporate sponsorship may be larger than specifed above, but the top of
the sign may be no higher than eight (8) feet of the ground. Flags, balloons or any other
type of infatable are strictly prohibited. Failure to comply will result in the team’s im-
mediate disqualifcaton from the contest and evicton from Tom Lee Park.
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SAM’S CLUB has two on-site sales areas ofering charcoal, paper goods, and other provi-
sions. They also deliver to team sites if orders placed in advance. Order form is provided
separately. Sam’s Club all meat delivered on site to be ordered in advance. It’s recom-
mended that charcoal be ordered in advance as a limited amount of unreserved charcoal
will be available.
BEER is for sale to teams by keg or 24-can case. Deposits are required for kegs, taps and
tubs.
Budweiser/Bud Light Kegs-- $99, plus a $55 deposit ($5 non-refundable service fee)
Budweiser/Bud Light Cans-- $25 per case
Natural Light Keg-- $81, plus a $55 deposit ($5 non-refundable service fee)
Natural Light Cans-- $21 per case
Cups-- $4 per sleeve
Tubs, Taps--$55 Deposit ($5 non-refundable service fee)
Please note: Budweiser of Memphis no longer sells to teams from its dock. You may not
buy directly from Budweiser at the dock.
DEPOSIT REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN ONLY IF EQUIPMENT IS RETURNED BY 2pm on Sunday,
May 20th. YOU MAY NOT RETURN EQUIPMENT TO THE BUDWEISER MEMPHIS DOCK
AFTER THE CONTEST.
ICE is available on site by pick up or delivery on a cash only basis for $4 per 20lb bag. Any
personnel with a two way radio can dispatch ice to your team area by calling on Channel
6. You will also be provided a phone number to call for ice when you check in on site. Ice
storage boxes are available for rent through Reddy Ice at 901-743-4030.
EXCLUSIVE EVENT RENTAL COMPANY Classic Party Rentals has tents, fooring, tables, fans
and more at 901-366-0670. A separate order form is included with price lists and contact
informaton. They can also be reached by phone at 901- 366-0670.
PODS STORAGE CONTAINERS (8’x8’ x 12’ deep) will be allowed within team spaces.
Order forms are provided separately, or you may order by phoning Kevin Sharp, PODS of
Memphis at 901-461-7576. All orders must be placed by April 15, 2012
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1. All trash and recyclables must be bagged. While each team is responsible for the
cleanliness of their site, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to do so. The roll-
ing garbage containers are to be used during the event to transport bagged garbage and
recyclables to the dumpster compounds located in three major sectons of Park. Do NOT
place coals or grease into rolling garbage containers or dumpsters.
2. Ash cans and grease containers will be provided at several locatons for disposal of
ashes, coals and grease. Please use them for their intended use and do NOT place trash
in them.
3. Each team is required to designate one team member as your “Eco Agent.” This per-
son will serve as your team’s direct contact with Recycling volunteer commitee mem-
bers and Ambassadors regarding compliance with all trash and recycling guidelines. The
Recycling volunteers will also dispatch the “Trailer Trashers” to team areas throughout
the day to remove bagged trash/ recyclables and transport to proper dumpsters. Blue
colored bags are to be used for recyclables only. Memphis in May has teamed up with
Internatonal Paper to capture all plastc botle, cups and aluminum cans and deliver
to the IP Recycling Center. Please place all recyclables in the proper receptacles. Teams
violatng recycling rules could be fned accordingly: 1st violaton – loss of 50% of clean
up refund ($62.50) 2nd violaton – loss of total clean-up refund ($125) and 5 point
deducton from total score, 3rd and FINAL violaton – dismissal, removal from site untl
load-out and forfeiture of all fees.
4. Overnight trash and recyclable removals will occur each night following the security
sweep. Teams should place all bagged trash and recyclables outside of their immedi-
ate team area for clean-up crews to remove. Clean-up crews are not permited to enter
your team area to pick up your trash and recyclables. All bags must be placed outside
your area. DO NOT leave the rolling garbage container or recycle bin outside your
area at night unsecured as your team is responsible for their return at Load-out. Both
containers MUST BE EMPTY when returned. If either is not returned, or not returned
empty, clean up refund will be forfeited. Securing containers inside your space is highly
recommended. Always use bags for garbage and additonal smaller trash containers are
helpful in keeping team areas clean. Only blue colored liners should be used in recycling
containers. You may obtain additonal blue liners as needed from your Ambassadors and
Recycling Program members.
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Security
1. Festval Security is provided on site from Load-in thru Load-out. North Entrance, South
Entrance and “Bluf Stairs” Gate are stafed at all tmes. Security Sweeps occur Wednes-
day-Saturday nights, immediately afer closing the park. At this tme, Festval Security
will pass through all team areas, ensuring only those with 24-hour Wristks are lef on
site. All music and other sounds detectable outside your space MUST cease at this tme.
2. If your team hires Private Security, you must provide them with a 24-hour Wristk and
provide Festval Security with the following informaton: team name, area number, the
security company’s name, phone number and the days/ hours the guard will be on duty.
You may submit this informaton to the Contestants Commitee desk in the Judging Tent
during load-in or to the Memphis In May Producton trailer on Tom Lee Park.
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Saturday May 12, 2012 (With Load-In Pass Only)
7:00am-11:00am
R-012 thru R-037
R-064 thru R-083
S-193 thru S-223
S-202 thru S-204
Sunday May 13, 2012
7:00am-6:00pm
All Pato Teams
Open Load in
1. Vehicle Entrance for the event is at the North Entrance Gate (Riverside Drive and
Union Avenue) When you have been cleared at the entrance, proceed safely down
Riverside Drive to the next Transportaton Volunteer who will direct you onto the Park
through the proper ramp entrance for your area. Trafc on Riverside Drive is ONE WAY
through Tom Lee Park from North to South, exitng at Riverside and Georgia Ave. The
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R-001 thru R-011
R-054 thru R-063
R-038 thru R-044
R-084 thru R-096
S-180 thru S-192
S-234 thru S-237
H-142 thru H-151
3:00pm-7:00pm
S-224 thru S-233
R-045 thru R-053
R-097 thru R-107
R-108 thru R-123
H-129 thru H-141
H-152 thru H-166
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railroad overpass located at Riverside Dr. between I-55 and Georgia Ave. has a vertcal
clearance of 13 feet. If your vehicle exceeds that height, you’ll need to turn lef at Geor-
gia Ave. upon exitng.
2. There is a 5mph speed limit on the entre Festval site. Drivers must yield to all pedes-
trians and emergency vehicles. Please cooperate with all event staf and volunteers.En-
courage cooperaton and courtesy among your team members and fellow compettors.
3. Approved Vendors will load in and set up on Friday May 11th from 8am-6pm.
Approved Vendors will also be allowed to access during Team Load In days, but must
adhere to the same rules as team members regarding vehicles. All approved vendors
servicing Teams will need Vendor passes, Team names and locaton numbers. Passes are
issued only through Merek Swaim, Director of Operatons 901-525-4611 x 129. Load in
Passes issued to Teams are not for use by Vendors.
4. Electricity will NOT be available during Saturday Load In.
5. Open Team Load In is from 7am-6pm on Sunday – Tuesday. On Wednesday access be-
gins at 7am, but must all vehicles must be of the site by 3pm. No exceptons. Each Team
will be issued 2 Vehicle Passes. Only vehicles with these passes will be allowed on site.
These are not parking passes for Tom Lee Park. To relieve congeston in the park, during
Team Load In, Teams are required to unload all necessary equipment and move vehicles
of site during their scheduled hours. Unless directed by the Transportaton Commitee
or MIM Staf, all motorized vehicles must remain on the concrete roadways. Maneuver-
ing your rig into your space is an obvious excepton.
6. Afer unloading and parking your vehicle of site, please proceed to the Judging Tent
to register your team.
7. Your team’s rolling trash can and recycling container will be issued at this tme. Please
provide the Commitee with your Eco- Agent’s contact informaton, if you’ve not previ-
ously done so. See informaton on Green Program and Recycling.
8. Your Team area sign will be delivered and installed afer you register and provide a
suitable locaton for it. Teams are required to provide a prominent locaton, 4-5f from
the ground, at the front of the space for their area number sign and Judging Commitee
issued- meat inspecton stcker. Team number signs must be easily visible from the aisle
in front of each team’s space.
9. Ambassadors are assigned to every team. Ambassadors will assist in answering
questons and providing informaton to teams before and during the event. They are
responsible for installing your team area sign and will keep teams abreast of any changes
in scheduling or actvites while on site. They will assist teams’ Eco-Agents in removing
trash and recyclables from your area and provide liner bags when needed.
10. Food Load in Thurs. May 17th is to team areas ONLY. ALL VEHICLES MUST be un-
loaded and of site by 9:00am.
11. Meat Load in Fri May 18th is for competton meat only. ALL VEHICLES MUST be
unloaded and of site by 9:00am.
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• Friends and Family Night is a special invitaton only night for family and friends to visit
teams and check out the Festval site. Teams wishing to invite guests to Friends and
Family Night must purchase tckets in advance by April 15th. The cost is $8 per tcket
(children 6 years and under admited free), limited to a maximum of 30 tckets per team.
No tckets will be available for purchase afer April 15th. There will be NO Wednesday
night tckets on sale at the entrance gate. Admission will be restricted to team members
wearing 24-hour Wristks and guests with a Wednesday night admission tcket ONLY.
Team 3-day Wristks are NOT valid on Wednesday night.
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• Team Load-out begins at 11:30pm on Saturday. Vehicles will only be allowed on site at
that tme with Load-in/out vehicle passes displayed. Load-out will stop at 1:00am, and
re-commence at 8:00am. Rolling Trash containers and recycle bins must be returned to
registraton area and checked in.
• All team spaces must be vacated and cleared by 6:00pm unless pre-arranged with
Director of Operatons, Merek Swaim. Any team leaving without site cleared through
Festval staf is subject to loss of clean up refund.
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1. Teams may NOT bring a golf cart, 3 or 4 wheeler or motorcycle into the Park at any
tme. Bicycles, skateboards, scooters and roller blades are also prohibited.
2. Storage containers such as steel Sea /Conex container types will not be allowed on
site. PODS are available for rent from the vendor and are acceptable storage.
3. Weapons of any kind are prohibited.
4. No motorized vehicles, including RVs will be allowed to park on-site. In the event
the motorized vehicle is an integral part of your cooker (the vehicle must contain your
cooker), it must be empted of gasoline or other fuel and remain statonery for the entre
contest. Contact Merek Swaim, VP of Operatons for advanced permission of such a
vehicle. The vehicle will be subject to inspecton at all tmes.
5. No water guns, super soakers, or any type of water weapon will be allowed in Tom Lee
Park. All such items will be confscated.
6. No live animals, except aides to persons with disabilites, are allowed on the Park at
any tme.
7. No fying objects are allowed on site, including kites, balloons are other infatables. All
such items will be confscated.
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8. Teams are not permited to distribute stckers to its members or guests. Please use
alternatve means of team identfcaton.
9. No strobe lights, if visible from outside the team area, are permited. The use of laser
pointers or any similar device is prohibited on the Park.
10. No glass botles. To insure the safety of our Contestants and spectators, please pass
this informaton on to your team and guests.
11. Health Department Regulatons prohibit giving food or drinks to the general public.
For the purposes of this regulaton, the defniton of “general public” is anyone outside
of the confnes of your Team area.
12. Under no circumstances are alcoholic beverages to be given away or sold to the
general public by contestants. Any team serving alcoholic beverages to minors will face
possible arrest in additon to penaltes assessed by Memphis in May.
13. No live music will be allowed in the individual teams areas at any tme during the
event.
14. No amplifed music or sounds may be projected out of the team area. All speakers
must be turned so that amplifed music or sounds are playing inward, toward the team
area. Teams are responsible for keeping their team noise at a level that is acceptable
to their neighbor teams. Contest ofcials may ask your team to reduce the noise if the
neighbors present sufcient complaints. Failure to comply with the contest ofcial’s
request will result in disqualifcaton of the team.
15. No obscene music is allowed at any tme. If any team near you is creatng a distur-
bance, please call this to the atenton of a contest ofcial.
16. You may not throw any objects into the crowd, from your booth or the stage, espe-
cially as part of any Entertainment skit or performance or during any awards ceremo-
nies.
17. There can be NO amplifed music or sounds afer the Park closes or during on-site
judging hours.
Other General Rules
1. The sale, distributon or promoton of any goods, services, barbecue equipment or
products, promotonal items, souvenirs, t-shirts or any other item is strictly prohibited
without the writen permission of Memphis in May. Failure to comply will result in the
team’s immediate disqualifcaton from the contest and evicton from Tom Lee Park.
2. No fund raising actvites of any kind are allowed on Tom Lee Park. This includes, but
is not limited to, collectng fees or acceptng donatons within a team area, or for entry
into a team area. The sale of tckets, Wristks, stckers, badges or any other type of mer-
chandise within a team area or for entry into a team area is strictly prohibited. Failure to
comply will result in the team’s immediate disqualifcaton from the contest and ejecton
from Tom Lee Park.
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3. Stll photographs or videos taken for commercial purposes at the World Championship
Barbecue Cooking Contest, except with the expressed writen consent of Memphis In
May, are prohibited.
4. The fying of the Confederate Flag shall not be allowed in or from any team area. You
will be expected to remove such fags immediately upon the request of a contest ofcial;
otherwise the fag(s) will be confscated.
5. To prevent a confict of interest with the ofcial promotng media of the World Cham-
pionship Barbecue Cooking Contest, media (radio, television, print) may not sponsor
barbecue teams. Teams may not post media signs nor distribute media promotonal
materials on site.
Memphis in May reserves the right to make additonal regula-
tons as the situaton warrants.
All decisions of Memphis in May are fnal.
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MS. PIGGIE IDOL
(Judged on Thursday, May 17th 6:00 p.m)

The Ms. Piggie Idol competton gives the fnest swine on your team an opportunity to
show his/her vocal talent to the world. The contest will be limited to the frst 20 teams
that register. All contestants will be judged on stage Thursday, May 17 at 6:00 p.m. The
top three fnalists will present an encore performance following the frst round, afer
which the winners will be determined and trophies awarded.
The objectve of the Ms. Piggie Idol Competton is to provide an entertaining release
from the serious task of cooking world-class barbecue with a friendly and light-hearted
event. Partcipatng teams and the general public can assemble together in the spirit of
camaraderie to enjoy the entertaining Ms. Piggie spectacle – which is a comical prelude
to the weighty barbecue compettons later in the week. Partcipants are expected to
enter Ms. Piggie Idol in the good-natured spirit of the event.
Rules:
• Each team may have up to 6 members; however, only one Ms. Piggie Idol who will
perform the live lead vocal selecton for the judges. The other 5 members can be used as
background vocalists, dancers, etc. There will be a total of three microphones; 1 for the
Ms. Piggie Idol and 2 additonal for the background vocalists.
• Each team must provide their own CD without any prerecorded lead vocals. These
recordings can be karaoke style.
• A writen copy of the lyrics and a copy of the CD must be handed in to the judging
chairperson by Wednesday May 16th at 5:00 p.m.
• The entre performance cannot exceed 4 minutes!
• Each team will be allowed 2 minutes for set up, so be ready!
• Costumes will be considered in the showmanship scoring, but are not required. Back-
drops or other set theatrical props will not be allowed. Contestants may carry handheld
props, signs, fags, banners, etc.
• Ms. Piggie Idol contestants must be at least 18 years of age.
• Profanity and vulgar displays are prohibited.
• No fammable, powdery, or liquid substances will be allowed on stage, including
explosive or smoke devices. No items of any kind may be thrown from the stage into the
crowd during performances.
• VIOLATION OF ANY OF THE ABOVE RULES WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM
THE MS. PIGGIE IDOL CONTEST SOLEY AT THE DISCRETION OF MIMIF OFFICIALS. Ms.
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Piggie Idol team entries will be evaluated by the live performances on stage by a panel
of judges according to the rules and criteria outlined here. The resultng judges scores
collected at the competton will be accepted as the results of the competton once
certfed by MIMIF ofcials. The certfed results, decisions of the judges and MIMIF
(Memphis in May Internatonal Festval) will be fnal. While the panel of judges are pro-
vided the criteria for scoring performances, the Ms. Piggie Idol competton and judging
procedure is subjectve by nature. Each partcipatng team in Ms. Piggie Idol, by entering
the competton acknowledges that they understand the nature of the competton and
will accept the fnal decision in a sportsmanship-like manner and the light-hearted spirit
of the event. Any team that does not intend to partcipate in a spirit of camaraderie with
fellow barbecue teams should not enter Ms. Piggie Idol.
Judging Criteria:
A: Vocal Skill – Tone, pitch, artculaton & vocal performance of the lead singer or “idol”
B: Creatvity of the original Lyrics – Incorporaton of one or more WCBCC themes includ-
ing Barbecue, Memphis, Memphis in May and the honored country.
C: Showmanship – Theatricality of the stage presentaton including costumes, dancers,
props, choreography, originality and stage presence.
D: Overall Impression – Strength of the performance overall, efectve use of the combi-
naton of criteria A, B & C, entertainment level and festve spirit.
BE AT STAGE NO LATER THAN 5:30p.m.

PRIZE MONEY: Ms. Piggie Idol First Place $2,000 Second Place $1,000 Third Place $750
WINNER ANNOUNCED Thursday, May 12 following fnals performance.
HOME DEPOT BEST BOOTH
(Judged on Thursday, May 17th)
The Best Booth contest encourages team creatvity in booth design and décor. Dressing
up your booth to acknowledge the honored country of the Philippines gives our interna-
tonal visitors a feeling of hospitality, as well as contributng to the festve atmosphere
of the Memphis in May Internatonal Festval and the World Championship Barbecue
Cooking Contest. A Filipino theme should be shown in every aspect of your booth. The
judges will be allowed 5 minutes to judge your booth. You DO NOT need to be present
for your booth to get judged. You WILL NOT be making a presentaton to the judges. The
judging will begin at 11:00.
The judges will select the Best Booth based on the following criteria:
• Originality of Design – Décor is unique from others.
• Sight Appeal – Clean, unifed theme, quality workmanship.
• Use of Honored Country Theme – How the Philippines is incorporated.
• Overall Impression – Is it the best booth today?
JUDGING BEGINS AT 11AM THURSDAY MAY 17TH
PRIZE MONEY: Best Booth First Place $2,500 Second Place $1,250 Third Place $750

WINNER ANNOUNCED THURSDAY FOLLOWING MS. PIGGIE IDOL COMPETITION
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TEAM T-SHIRT DESIGN
(Judged on Thursday, May 17th)
This contest gives each team an opportunity to proudly submit their most creatve
design honoring this year’s honored country (The Philippines), the World Championship
Barbecue Cooking Contest, and Memphis in May Internatonal Festval. All submissions
need to be large or extra large in size for all shirts to be judged equally. Any shirt that is
not the correct size will not be accepted.
Your team’s shirt must be submited at each of the Cook’s Briefngs.
The judges will select the shirt best ftng the following criteria:
• Originality of Design – New, diferent, unique from others
• Sight Appeal – Would you wear this shirt? How good is the T-Shirt art?
• Use of Honored Country Theme – How is the Philippines incorporated?
• Overall Impression – Is it the best?
Please remember that the design on your team shirt should be in good taste and not
ofensive. Use of the Memphis in May name, logo, or any other registered service mark
is not required, nor will it have any impact on the judging.
TEAM T-SHIRT TURN IN TIMES: THURSDAY AT LAST COOKS’ MEETING - NOON to 2:00
PRIZE MONEY: Team T-Shirt Design First Place $750 Second Place $350 Third Place $200
WINNER ANNOUNCED THURSDAY FOLLOWING MS. PIGGIE IDOL COMPETITION
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A team may enter more than one contest, however; only one entry per category, per
team will be allowed. These contests are judged blind with no fnal round. No inspecton
of entries is made before judging. You will receive containers from your ambassador
the morning of the contest. You may include garnish in these categories if the team so
chooses. Remember, no late samples will be accepted and COMPLETELY FILL YOUR CON-
TAINERS. The following is a brief descripton of the ancillary contests.
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*NEW* SPECIAL EVENT PROGRAM-
KINGSFORD: THE TOUR OF CHAMPIONS
(Judged on Thursday, May 17th and Friday,
May 18th)
Teams who have placed in the top 10 in the whole hog, rib and shoulder pork categories
in our World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest are invited to partcipate in
Kingsford: The Tour of Champions. Patrons will have the privilege of tastng the best of
the best by visitng a select number of the partcipatng teams at their team booths.
At the end of the tour, patrons will vote who they think is the greatest of the greats.
This program will be held Thursday and Friday, May 17th and 18th between 2:00 and
6:00 p.m. Teams may partcipate in one day only. Partcipatng teams will be required
to follow and comply with Health Code regulatons during the specifed tmes of the
contest.
Contact Cindy Ring for applicaton and details on this opportunity for your team to
pick-up a partcipaton fee of $500.00 plus an opportunity to win!
WEBER SEASONINGS Anything But (Pork)
(Judged on Friday, May 18th)
Anything but is divided into four categories.
• BEEF – Any porton of domestc catle may be prepared as the team sees ft. Exotc or
cross breeds, such as water bufalo or beefalo, must be entered in the EXOTIC category.
• POULTRY – Any poultry, such as the domestc chicken, Cornish game hen, duck, turkey,
pheasant, ostrich, etc.
• SEAFOOD – Any fsh or shellfsh from fresh or salt water. Frog, turtle, snake, etc. must
be entered in the EXOTIC category.
• EXOTIC – Any product such as venison, raccoon, ratlesnake, etc not falling into one of
the other categories.
Each of these may be prepared whole or in portons as the team sees ft.
ANYTHING BUT (PORK) TURN-IN TIMES
POULTRY: 1:15 – 1:30
SEAFOOD: 1:45 – 2:00
BEEF: 2:15 – 2:30
EXOTIC: 2:15 – 2:30
PRIZE MONEY : Anything But (Exotc/Beef/Seafood/Poultry) First Place $1,000 Second
Place $500 Third Place $250
WINNER ANNOUNCED Friday, May 18th at 6:30p.m. from Sharp Main Stage
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CATTLEMEN’S Barbecue Sauce
(Judged on Friday, May 18th)
Barbecue sauce is divided into three categories: Tomato, Mustard, or Vinegar. The
sauce’s main ingredient will determine the category.
Sauces will be judged on how well the various ingredients combine together. The specifc
areas are: • SPICE COMPATIBILITY - You will be judged on how well you choose and mix
your spices. Some spices may taste wonderful when combined; however, some spices
just do not mix well together. No one spice should be so powerful that it is the only
thing a judge tastes. • AROMA - You will be judged on how well the aroma awakens the
senses. You want your sauce to entce the judge’s taste buds, not scare them. • OVERALL
IMPRESSION - This is not an average of the other scores. It is based on the judge’s overall
experience judging your sauce.
CATTLEMEN’S SAUCE TURN-IN TIMES:
Tomato – 12:45 to 1:00
Mustard and Vinegar- 1:15 to 1:30
PRIZE MONEY : Catlemen’s Best Sauce (Tomato/Mustard/Vinegar) First Place $1,000
Second Place $500 Third Place $250
WINNER ANNOUNCED Friday, May 18th at 6:30p.m. from Sharp Main Stage
FRANK’S RED HOT Hot Wings
(Judged on Friday, May 18th)
HOT WING TURN IN TIME: 2:45 TO 3:00
PRIZE MONEY : Frank’s Red Hot Hot Wings First Place $1,250 Second Place $750
Third Place $350
WINNER ANNOUNCED FRIDAY - MAIN STAGE 6:30 pm
OFFICIAL COMPETITION CATEGORIES
(Judged on Saturday May 19th)
At the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest barbecue is considered pork
meat (fresh or frozen and uncured) prepared only on a wood and/or charcoal fre. All
entries will be inspected prior to preparaton. MEAT FOR COMPETITION MAY NOT BE
PRE-COOKED, SAUCED, INJECTED, MARINATED, OR CURED IN ANY WAY PRIOR TO IN-
SPECTION. Meat inspecton will take place on Friday between 8:00 and 2:00. All entries
must be available for inspecton during this tme.
WHOLE HOG – An entre hog, whose dressed weight is 85 pounds or more prior to the
removal of the head, feet, and skin. It must be cooked as one whole unit on one grill
surface. No portons of the hog may be separated or removed and the returned to the
grill prior to or during the cooking process.
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SHOULDER – The porton of the hog containing the arm bone, shank bone, and a porton
of the blade bone. The pork ham, considered a shoulder entry, contains the hind leg
bone. Boston buts or picnic shoulders are not valid entries.
RIB – Pork spare ribs or loin ribs. Country style ribs are not a valid entry.
PATIO PORKER – These teams must cook ribs for the competton. Teams are limited to
15 square feet of grill space.
Each team is responsible for observing required temperature control and good hygienic
practces.
Propane, compressed or liquid gas may be used within the cooker only to start the
inital fre. No type of fammables may be used with the cooker once the meat has been
placed on the cooker. Flammables may be used outside the cooker to make additonal
coals. All fammables used must be in accordance with regulatons by the
Memphis/Shelby County Fire Department.
COMPETITION CATEGORIES
(Judged on Saturday May 19th)
In the pork compettons there are two types of judging; blind and onsite. They also
occur in two rounds, preliminary and fnal. In blind judging, each judge will sample
entries without knowing which team cooked them. Each team will receive one container
and two cups (for optonal sauce and/or rub) for their entry from their ambassador the
morning of the competton. These containers will be pre-labeled with the team name
and site number. DO NOT remove this label. Each team will need to bring their samples
to the check in staton in the judge’s tent at the tmes listed below. Once the sample is
turned in the stcker will be replaced with a code that is known only to the judging com-
mitee; the entries will also be checked. There is NO GARNISH allowed in the blind box.
Placing anything other than the meat or making any marks on any of the containers will
result in disqualifcaton.
*Special note to Whole Hog teams: You may ONLY place the ham, shoulder, and loin in
your judging container; no skin or bones allowed! You may not add bacon or any other
hog secton.
NO LATE SAMPLES WILL BE ACCEPTED! COMPLETELY FILL YOUR CONTAINER!
BLIND JUDGING TURN IN TIMES:
Shoulder 10:45 to 11:00
Whole Hog 12:00 to 12:15
Pato Porker 12:00 to 12:15
Rib 1:15 to 1:30
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On Site Judging
(runs concurrent with Blind Judging)
In onsite judging you will be judged in your team area. There will be three judges that
judge your team one at a tme. Pay special atenton to your judge as they will be giving
you your score. You will also have a chance to evaluate the individual judges. As each
judge enters your area they will hand you a scorecard stub. This stub will show your
team name and site number as well as which judge they are supposed to be (J1, J2, and
J3). A team member will need to look at each stub to verify that the team informaton
and the judging sequence is accurate. DO NOT let judges into your team space out of
order. Also on this stub is a place for you to evaluate your judge. Please fll each one out
and your ambassador will pick them up from you. The judges will not see these evalua-
tons.
There are a couple of rules that teams must assist judges in adhering to:
• Judges may not stay longer than 15 minutes. Any team that keeps or tries to keep a
judge more that 15 minutes will be disqualifed.
• Judges are instructed to compare ONLY the samples judged today, and ignore any
previous tastng experiences, compettve or otherwise.
• Judges may not bring any visitors into you area while they are judging. Please do not
encourage this as it will result in the judge being removed from future contests.
*Special note to whole hog teams: During onsite and fnal judging, the team must serve
at least portons of the ham, shoulder, and loin. Any other sectons of the whole hog
may be served at the team’s discreton. Judges will be instructed to judge the sample as
it is provided by the team, deductng points if portons of the ham, shoulder, and loin are
not served. All food Categories are judged blind, but only the Championship preliminary
and fnal and the Pato Porker fnal are judged onsite. Both blind and onsite judging in
each category will begin at the same tme.

ON-SITE JUDGING TIMES:
Shoulder 11:00
Whole Hog 12:15
Rib 1:30

Finals Judging:
The top three teams from each competton category will be notfed if they are in the
fnals. A group of judges will travel to all teams and will be seated together. Each judge
will judge independently. Championship fnal judging will begin between 1:45 and 2:30
and will occur in the same order as above. Pato Porker fnal judging will start at 3:00.
You will be notfed by your ambassador of specifc tmes. Please have your fnal product
ready within these tme frames. All previously stated judging rules apply in fnals judging.
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Judging Hints
Memphis in May judges look for partcular aspects of your food and booth while judg-
ing. The following criteria pertains to all of our Championship divisions, Pato Porkers,
Anything But, and Hot Wings:
1. APPEARANCE OF ENTRY – Scored Blind and Onsite
How appetzing does the entry appear? The entry should be appealing to the eye on the
grill, on the plate, and in the blind box.
2. TENDERNESS OF ENTRY – Scored Blind and Onsite
The entry should be moist and easy to chew. It should pull easily from the bone, but
retain body with moisture.
3. FLAVOR OF ENTRY – Scored Blind and Onsite
Are there smoke and favors cooked into the meat? You may choose to submit an entry
with or without sauce. If you choose to submit a sauce the entry will be judged with the
meat and sauce combined.
4. OVERALL IMPRESSION – Scored Blind and Onsite
This is not an average of the other scores. It is based on the judge’s overall experience
judging your team.
5. AREA AND PERSONAL APPEARANCE – Scored Onsite Only
You will be judged on the appearance of your team members and area. You will be
judged on the efort used to create a clean and atractve experience; not the dollars
spent.
6. PRESENTATION – Scored Onsite Only
You will be judged on the explanaton of your fnished product. This may include, but is
not limited to: how your team got started, how you developed your cooking style, the
type of grill you use and why and how you produced the entry the judge tastes. Judges
may also ask questons.
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This is an experience, like no other, that is ofered by Memphis in May through the gen-
erosity of our teams. A tour, led by one of our volunteers, will take place each half hour,
each day between 11:30 and 3:30. Teams, which will be scheduled individually, will give
a short presentaton to the groups. The team will need to discuss and show things like:
• Your grilling equipment.
• How you prepare barbecue (without giving away any secrets) for our championship.
• General grilling tps.
• Why your team competes.
• Any informaton your team would like to extend to the public about Memphis barbe-
cue.
On Saturday, the guides will stll take tour groups around; however, teams will not need
to give a presentaton. The guides will bring groups by team spaces and the guides will
give the descripton of what teams are doing, as to not disturb anything for the cham-
pionship judging. The groups will only watch as you prepare. The tours WILL NOT take
place during your scheduled on-site judging tme.
SCORES
Scores for each category will be posted outside of the judging tent by 8:00 pm each
evening. Team standings/raw scores will be posted on our website,
www.memphisinmay.org, by 6:00 pm Monday, May 21. Memphis in May send each team
a PDF form of their score.
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Thursday, May 17
Ms. Piggie Idol Contest 6:00p.m.
Finals 8:00p.m.
Awards Ceremony 8:00p.m.
Ms. Piggie Idol, Best T-Shirt, Best Booth
Cowboy Mouth 8:30p.m.
Friday, May 18
Awards Ceremony 6:30p.m.
Anything But, Hot Wings, Sauce
Sun Studio Allstars 7:40p.m.
Saturday, May 19
Awards Ceremony 6:30p.m.
Elvis Tribute Artst Contest 8:00p.m.
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Saturday, May 12
Load-in (by designated tme only)
7:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Registraton
8:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.
Electrical Check-in
10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
All vehicles to exit the Park
7:00 p.m.
Park Closes to all teams 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 13
Load-in 7:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Registraton
9:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.
Electrical Check-in
10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.
All vehicles to exit the Park
7:00 p.m.
Park Closes 8:00 p.m.
All persons except two (2) 24 hr. Wristik wearers per
team must exit the Park at 10:00 p.m.
Monday, May 14
Load-in
7:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Registraton
9:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Electrical Check-in
10:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
All vehicles to exit the Park 8:00 p.m.
Park Closes 10:00 p.m.
All persons except two (2) 24 hr. Wristik wearers per
team must exit the Park at 10:00 p.m.
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Tuesday, May 15
Load-in 7:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Registraton
9:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Electrical Check-in
10:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Team Beer Sales
11:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m
Sam’s Club Sales
8:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.
All vehicles to exit the Park
8:00 p.m.
Park Closes 10:00 p.m.
All persons except two (2) 24 hr. Wristik wearers per team
must exit the Park at 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 16
Load-in 7:00 a.m. –- 3:00 p.m.
Registraton
9:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Electrical Check-in
9:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Sam’s Club Sales
8:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.
Team Beer Sales
10:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m
Ice Sales
10:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m
All Vehicles And Persons Without 24 Hour WristksTo Exit the Park Before
3:00 p.m.
Team Friends and Family Admission (5:30 p.m. advance Wednesday night
tcket only)
Park Closes 10:00 p.m.
All persons except two (2) 24 hr. Wristik wearers per team
must exit the Park at 10:00 p.m.
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Thursday, May 17
Special Team Load-in Access Only
7:00 a.m. — 8:30 a.m.
Food Load-in
7:00 a.m. — 8:30 a.m.
All vehicles to exit the Park
9:00 a.m.
Registraton
9:00 a.m. — 12:00 noon
Admission Ticket Sales
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Free Admission Gate
11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Sam’s Club Sales
8:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.
Ice Sales
8:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m
Team Beer Sales
10:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m
Code Enforcement on Site
10:00 a.m.
KINGSFORD Tour of Champions
2:00 p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Park Closes 12:00 midnight
24-Hour Wristk Admission Only
12:00 midnight untl 7:00 a.m.
ALL PERSONS BUT 24-HOUR WRISTIK WEARERS MUST
EXIT PARK AT 12:00 MIDNIGHT
Friday, May 18
Meat Load-in
7:00 a.m. — 8:30 a.m.
All vehicles to exit the Park
9:00 a.m.
Meat Inspecton
8:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m.
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Sam’s Club Sales
8:00 a.m. — 7:00 p.m.
Ice Sales
8:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m
Team Beer Sales
10:00 a.m. — 10:00 p.m
Admission Ticket Sales
11:00 a.m. — 11:00 p.m
Free Admission Gate
11:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
KINGSFORD Tour of Champions
2:00 p.m. - 6:00p.m.
Park Closes 12:00 midnight
24-Hour Wristk Admission Only 12:00 Mid -7:00 a.m.SAT
ALL PERSONS BUT 24-HOUR WRISTIK WEARERS
MUST EXIT PARK AT 12:00 MIDNIGHT
Saturday, May 19
Admission Ticket Sales Begin
10:00 a.m. — 9:00 p.m.
Sam’s Club Sales
8:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m.
Ice Sales
8:00 noon —6:00 p.m.
Team Beer Sales
9:00 a.m. — 6:00 p.m
Park Closes
10:00 p.m.
24-Hour Wristk Admission Only
11:30 p.m. untl Load out begins
Team Load Out
11:30 p.m. --- 1:00 a.m
Sunday, May 20
Load-out
8:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.
Team Beer Sales (Returns Only!!!)
10:00 a.m. — 2:00 p.m
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Official Sponsors of the World Championship
Barbecue Cooking Contest are:
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Mary Horner- BBQ Administraton Chairman
Marianne Luther – Contestants Chairman
Cathy Dawson – BBQ Judging Chairman
Dell Stokes –BBQ Programming Chairman
Michael Durand – Transportaton Chairman
Heather Coolican – Recycling Program Chairman
Jim Whalen – Logistcs Chairman
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Memphis and Shelby County Office of Construction and
Code Enforcement
Code Requirements for Installing Temporary Wiring at Memphis in May
1. All extension cords shall be not less than No. 14 ASG, 2 conductor with ground, Type
“S” or Type “SO.”
2. Wiring for temporary lights shall be installed at least 8 feet above ground level, or be
protected or enclosed with plexi-glass type material below 8-foot level.
3. Metal light stands or supports shall be grounded with the ground wire contained in
the extension cord supplying power.
4. Metal buildings, metal frames of tents, etc. that have electrical power or lightng shall
be grounded to an 8-foot ground rod, or bonded to site bonding grid system by event
site electrical contractor.
5. All clamp-on light fxtures shall comply with Rule Number 2, and cords shall not be
longer than 6 feet.
6. All decoratve shall be UL approved for outdoor use and installed a minimum of 8 feet
above ground level or foor level so as to be out of reach of the public, or comply with
Rule Number 2.
7. All wiring with the excepton of extension cords shall be installed by a licensed, reg-
istered, electrical contractor who shall be responsible for obtaining proper permits and
inspectons.
8. Electrical contractors shall install all wiring per NEC Artcle 525.
9. Commercial generators used by food vendors must be properly grounded per Artcle
250-26 of the Natonal Electrical Code.
10. Neon or neon signs shall comply with Rule Number 2.
Any questons concerning the above should be directed to Bob Johnson, Chief Electrical
Inspector, at 901-379-4320.
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Building Code Requirements for Memphis in May
1. Booths over one foor in height must have guardrails a minimum of 42” high, and toe
boards not over 2” of the foor.
2. Stairs must have tread, risers and handrails in compliance with the Standard Building
Code.
3. No booths to have projectons over the river bluf.
4. An engineer certfcaton is required for all structures exceeding one story.
Any questons concerning the above should be directed to Don Montgomery, Chief
Building Inspector, at 901-379-4310.
Guidelines for Use of LP Gas and Gasoline to be used
with Fire Portable Appliances at Memphis in May
1. LP Gas must be stored and expensed from cylinders approved by the U.S. department
of Transportaton.
2. Cylinders must not exceed twenty (20) pounds capacity.
3. Proper hose and ftng must be used.
4. Cylinders must be stored and supported in a safe manner.
Any questons concerning the above should be directed to Jerry Bullard, Chief Mechani-
cal Inspector at 901-379-4330.
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Rules and Regulations for 2012 World Championship
Barbecue Cooking Contest
1. All tents and awnings must be fame retardant. Flame retardant certfcate must be
atached to the tent or on the site. Any person erectng a tent 120 sq. f. or larger shall
obtain a permit from the Fire Marshals Ofce.
2. If you are in doubt as to whether your tent or awning is fame retardant, an appoint-
ment may be made to test your tent at the Fire Preventon Bureau located at 2668 Avery.
The phone number is 320-5401.
3. Extremely fammable decoratons shall not be permited. Note: Many vinyl’s or plastc
materials are especially fammable and produce deadly smoke.
4. No hay, straw or bamboo allowed within 35 feet of a tent or cooking site.
5. The use of candles or open fames is strictly prohibited in or near tents or awnings.
Coleman type lanterns and stoves are permited.
6. All cooking operatons shall have a fre extnguisher with a minimum 2A:10BC ratng
on site before your cooking fre is started. There will be absolutely no exceptons to this
rule.
7. No cooking will be allowed near combustbles.
8. Trash containers shall be empted when full.
9. Wood chips are to be used only in the cooking operatons, and are to be stacked away
from any combustbles. Wood chips are not to be spread on the ground in any manner.
Sand may be used in wet areas.
10. State and local permits must be obtained for the displaying of freworks. Displaying
or use of freworks by teams or individuals is strictly prohibited, and may result in arrest
and team disqualifcaton.
11. Fire lanes and access to hydrants shall be maintained.
12. All L. P. Tanks shall be subject to the Special Rules on Propane listed below.
13. Open fame or other devices emitng fame, fre or heat or any fammable or com-
bustble liquids, gas, charcoal or other cooking device or any other unapproved devices
shall not be permited inside or located within 20 feet of the tent, canopy or membrane
structure while open to the public unless approved by the fre code ofcial in accordance
with secton 2404.7 of the 2003 IFC.
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Special Rules on Use of Propane
Fire Department policy will allow partcipants in the Memphis in May Barbeque to use
one (1) 20-pound botle of propane for cooking purposes. The botle must be secured
and not connected directly to the cooking unit. A distance of 10 to 15 feet between the
cooking unit and the propane botle is desirable. All propane botles must be D.O.T. ap-
proved for propane use and be equipped with a U.L. approved safety relief valve, a hose
in good conditon, and proper connectons. Partcipants may have one (1) 20-pound
botle on the site to use as a spare, provided it is secured and located away from any
heatng unit or open fame. This policy applies only to barbeque contestants and will
not subject vendors to any specifc amount of propane botles for their use provided the
botles are secured and used with reasonable care.
Thank you for your cooperaton. If you have any questons regarding this mater, you
may contact the Fire Marshal’s ofce at 320-5401.

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Welcome to the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
Directors and staff, welcome to the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. Memphis, Tennessee is the undisputed barbecue capital of the world and known internationally for its unique style. Thirty-five years ago, the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest was born to celebrate Memphis barbecue around the world. We welcome you and we congratulate you for being a part of this intense competition. You are among the best of the best in barbecue. Begun for the 2011 competition, in 2012 you will again be competing for our largest cash prize purse. We want your experience while participating in this grand event to be equally as grand. We encourage your questions, comments and suggestions. Our staff and volunteers stand ready to make your experience a memorable one. Please feel free to reach out to the staff and volunteers listed on the next page:

Again, we congratulate you and wish you great grilling!
James L. Holt, President and CEO Calvin Anderson, 2012 Chairman of the Board

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contact: Diane Hampton. Finance Assistant nmcfarland@memphisinmay.horner@morgankeegan. competition requirements and general rules.edu Michael Durand. For questions on tickets or admissions. tents. Tennessee The Barbecue Capital of the World! AY 1 -1 . contact: Nobie McFarland. Barbecue Administrator cring@memphisinmay. however you may also call (901)525-4611 and ask for the appropriate extension. Staff and Volunteer Information Email is the preferred contact. mdurand@cybermemphis. Vice President of Operations mswaim@memphisinmay.com 4 . contact: Merek Swaim.org Extension 129 For media or sponsor questions. Executive Vice President dhampton@memphisinmay.Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis.org For questions on operations. etc. special equipment. Volunteer Transportation Chairman. Volunteer BBQ Administration Chairman.org Extension 105 ______________________________________________ Volunteer Contact: Mary Horner. Volunteer Ambassador Chairman. lutherm@rhodes. mary.com Marianne Luther. contact: Cindy Ring.org Extension 109 For team questions regarding load-in. 2 1 GLoat Like a champion.

000 Second Place $1.000 i Cas Prize ! SECTION I .000 Third Place $1.500 First Place $4.500 Second Place $2.000 Second Place $500 Third Place $250 5 .000 Fifth Place $750 Sixth Place $600 Seventh Place $500 Eighth Place $400 Ninth Place $350 Tenth Place $300 *Does not include Cattleman’s Prize Match Patio Porkers First Place $2.eat like a king. Shoulder and Rib Grand Champion $13. O e $110.2012 PRIZE MONEY Championship Pork Division Prizes awarded in Whole Hog.000 Second Place $500 Third Place $250 CATTLEMEN’S Best Sauce (Tomato/Mustard/Vinegar) First Place $1.500 Fourth Place $1.000 Third Place $750 Fourth Place $500 WEBER SEASONINGS Anything But (Exotic/Beef/Seafood/Poultry) First Place $1.

Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis. Shoulder & Rib). the Patio Porker First Place winner and the Tour of Champions First Place winner receive guaranteed acceptance (but not paid) into the 2013 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.000 Second Place $1. Tennessee The Barbecue Capital of the World! AY 1 -1 .250 Third Place $1.000 Third Place $750 Team Shirt Design First Place $600 Second Place $300 Third Place $100 Best Booth First Place $2.500 Second Place $1.250 Third Place $750 The top 10 winners in each Championship pork category (Whole Hog. 6 . Frank’s Red Hot Hot Wings First Place $1.000 Second Place $500 Third Place $250 KINGSFORD Tour of Champions First Place $2.000 *Includes Kingsford Bonus Money Ms.500 Second Place $1. 2 1 GLoat Like a champion. Piggie Idol First Place $2.

NO PERSON OR VEHICLE IS PERMITTED IN THE ELECTRICAL GRID AND WATER DISTRIBUTION AREA PROTECTED BY THE ORANGE FENCING. Teams are not permitted to ground themselves. Connection to a hose at any water facet should not exceed 10 minutes at a time. 4. DUE TO THE EXTREME SAFETY HAZARDS. and must remain clear of all obstructions. (901) 320. Adjacent team areas are not necessarily the same depth. 6. All teams are required to have a bucket of water with bleach or other sterilizing agent located in team cooking area. Permits must be shown during inspection. rolling garbage container and tent stakes. Teams are prohibited from tapping directly into water lines. Teams will not be connected to power until grounding is completed. Permit fees should be negotiated between you and your rental company.OPERATIONAL Team Area Instructions 1.5418. Teams may NOT acquire additional space upon arrival at Tom Lee Park. Team Boundaries are marked in the front and rear by stakes numbered with the team area number. Be sure your entire setup will fit in your area. This includes ALL Patio Porker areas (15’x25’) and all 18’x 20’ areas. It is REQUIRED that building plans be approved by Code Enforcement prior to construction and that all teams meet fire safety requirements (see requirements at the back of this manual) Your team must be ready for inspection by THURSDAY AT 10:00am 3. You may NOT incorporate this space into your team area. Cooking rig awnings or covers are also considered tents and must pass inspection and are subject to inspection fees. TEAMS CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE ELECTRICAL GRID AND/OR WATER SYSTEM WILL BE BILLED FOR THE COST OF REPAIRS. obtain a copy of the permit and flame retardant certificate from the rental company. or rigs. There are no easements between areas. Permits may be purchased at the Fire Prevention Bureau at 2668 Avery. No team may sell or barter any part of their area. O e $110. Teams may not share areas. or be tested by the Fire Department at the Avery office or on site. Measure your rig. 5.eat like a king. 7. Your entire setup must fit within the area size that you purchased on the team entry form. 2. Once your team is accepted into the contest. trailer hitches and the space needed for port-o-lets. Water will be available in limited locations.000 i Cas Prize ! SECTION II . Please bring containers and hoses to transport water to your area. must be grounded before being connected to the power grid. If rented. 7 . Team areas less than 20’ X 30’ are limited to single story structures. including overhangs. Fire Prevention Bureau and Memphis and Shelby County Code Enforcement will closely inspect all structures. Electricity will not be connected to your area until you have checked at the Electrical Desk. your space size cannot be changed. Your tent must also have a flame retardant certificate. Please remember that you may not encroach on another team’s area. including cookers. The on-site electricians will then be notified to ground and connect you to the power grid. NOT by the fencing protecting the electrical grid and water system. Any metal structure containing an electrical appliance. The sidewalk is provided to allow clearance for emergency vehicles. Inspectors will accept payment by check only. DO NOT DRIVE OVER OR TAMPER WITH ELECTRICAL WIRING. Tents must have Fire Safety permit and flame retardant certificate.

13. carpet. This restriction prevents the puncturing of the underground sprinkler system. Team name signs that do not identify corporate sponsorship may be larger than specified above. No other digging is permitted in Tom Lee Park. may NOT be placed directly upon the ground. Any surface that smothers the grass. with the top of the sign no higher than eight (8) feet off the ground. 15.Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis. 2 1 GLoat Like a champion. In consideration of our event sponsors. Team Sponsors: Memphis in May recognizes the need for some teams to secure sponsors. Teams must display the official team number sign in a prominent location near the entrance to the team area. Vendor must adhere to all Load-in/Load-out/ Service policies. Teams are allowed to lay sod. Failure to comply will result in the team’s immediate disqualification from the contest and eviction from Tom Lee Park. Before you dig: Holes made by tent pegs. 8. but the top of the sign may be no higher than eight (8) feet off the ground. 8 . Sand is acceptable. or orally at the on. 14. 10..g. All burn barrels must have a solid bottom and a screen covering. Teams will be held financially responsible for any damage caused to Tom Lee Park and its facilities by violation of these regulations. 9. This will assist guests and judges in finding your team location. Any changes to these restrictions will be communicated via written notices. 11.site Cooks’ Briefings. plywood or plastic drop cloth. but the sod must remain after the contest. fence posts. All posts. can be no larger than 2 inches in diameter. Teams may NOT use mulch. This sign or banner may be no larger than one (1) foot by five (5) feet. you may display only one sign OR BANNER of corporate logo identification (this includes team cookers. Team area number signs will be distributed to each team. Any team found using mulch will forfeit their cleanup deposit. Teams must rent or bring their own flooring. balloons or any other type of inflatable are strictly prohibited. grills and / or trailers). Flags. including those used for fences and tents. 12.. Tennessee The Barbecue Capital of the World! AY 1 -1 . etc. must meet the above restrictions or the posts must be freestanding. Teams may NOT dig foundations for multiple story structures. Pallets covered by plywood or any like floor support design that keeps the flooring off the ground is acceptable. Memphis in May will not supply tent flooring to teams. These pegs and posts may not be driven deeper than 12 inches into the ground. Porta Potties may be rented and placed within team space for exclusive use by team /guests. tarpaulins. Flooring must allow the grass to breathe. These containers must be at least 12 inches off the ground. e.

tables. They also deliver to team sites if orders placed in advance. 2012 9 . paper goods. PODS STORAGE CONTAINERS (8’x8’ x 12’ deep) will be allowed within team spaces. It’s recommended that charcoal be ordered in advance as a limited amount of unreserved charcoal will be available. Ice storage boxes are available for rent through Reddy Ice at 901-743-4030. YOU MAY NOT RETURN EQUIPMENT TO THE BUDWEISER MEMPHIS DOCK AFTER THE CONTEST. plus a $55 deposit ($5 non-refundable service fee) Budweiser/Bud Light Cans-. PODS of Memphis at 901-461-7576. Taps--$55 Deposit ($5 non-refundable service fee) Please note: Budweiser of Memphis no longer sells to teams from its dock. Sam’s Club all meat delivered on site to be ordered in advance. plus a $55 deposit ($5 non-refundable service fee) Natural Light Cans-.$81.000 i Cas Prize ! FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE SUPPLIES SAM’S CLUB has two on-site sales areas offering charcoal. You will also be provided a phone number to call for ice when you check in on site. Order forms are provided separately.366-0670. They can also be reached by phone at 901. DEPOSIT REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN ONLY IF EQUIPMENT IS RETURNED BY 2pm on Sunday. fans and more at 901-366-0670. ICE is available on site by pick up or delivery on a cash only basis for $4 per 20lb bag.eat like a king. BEER is for sale to teams by keg or 24-can case. taps and tubs. All orders must be placed by April 15.$4 per sleeve Tubs. and other provisions.$25 per case Natural Light Keg-. Deposits are required for kegs. You may not buy directly from Budweiser at the dock. Budweiser/Bud Light Kegs-.$21 per case Cups-. O e $110. May 20th. EXCLUSIVE EVENT RENTAL COMPANY Classic Party Rentals has tents. Any personnel with a two way radio can dispatch ice to your team area by calling on Channel 6. A separate order form is included with price lists and contact information.$99. or you may order by phoning Kevin Sharp. flooring. Order form is provided separately.

Overnight trash and recyclable removals will occur each night following the security sweep. All bags must be placed outside your area.50) 2nd violation – loss of total clean-up refund ($125) and 5 point deduction from total score. 2 1 GLoat Like a champion. removal from site until load-out and forfeiture of all fees. While each team is responsible for the cleanliness of their site. cups and aluminum cans and deliver to the IP Recycling Center. Do NOT place coals or grease into rolling garbage containers or dumpsters. Each team is required to designate one team member as your “Eco Agent. Both containers MUST BE EMPTY when returned. Ash cans and grease containers will be provided at several locations for disposal of ashes. 4. Clean-up crews are not permitted to enter your team area to pick up your trash and recyclables. If either is not returned. 2. or not returned empty. Memphis in May has teamed up with International Paper to capture all plastic bottle. Always use bags for garbage and additional smaller trash containers are helpful in keeping team areas clean. clean up refund will be forfeited. Teams violating recycling rules could be fined accordingly: 1st violation – loss of 50% of clean up refund ($62. All trash and recyclables must be bagged. Only blue colored liners should be used in recycling containers. The rolling garbage containers are to be used during the event to transport bagged garbage and recyclables to the dumpster compounds located in three major sections of Park. Blue colored bags are to be used for recyclables only. Securing containers inside your space is highly recommended. we want to make it as easy as possible for you to do so. Teams should place all bagged trash and recyclables outside of their immediate team area for clean-up crews to remove.Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis.” This person will serve as your team’s direct contact with Recycling volunteer committee members and Ambassadors regarding compliance with all trash and recycling guidelines. 10 . Tennessee The Barbecue Capital of the World! AY 1 -1 . 3rd and FINAL violation – dismissal. coals and grease. Please place all recyclables in the proper receptacles. 3. Greening and waste removal requirements memphis in may international festival recycle recycling program IPlan 2 1. You may obtain additional blue liners as needed from your Ambassadors and Recycling Program members. DO NOT leave the rolling garbage container or recycle bin outside your area at night unsecured as your team is responsible for their return at Load-out. The Recycling volunteers will also dispatch the “Trailer Trashers” to team areas throughout the day to remove bagged trash/ recyclables and transport to proper dumpsters. Please use them for their intended use and do NOT place trash in them.

area number. proceed safely down Riverside Drive to the next Transportation Volunteer who will direct you onto the Park through the proper ramp entrance for your area. North Entrance. Security Sweeps occur Wednesday-Saturday nights. South Entrance and “Bluff Stairs” Gate are staffed at all times. All music and other sounds detectable outside your space MUST cease at this time. the security company’s name. Vehicle Entrance for the event is at the North Entrance Gate (Riverside Drive and Union Avenue) When you have been cleared at the entrance.000 i Cas Prize ! Security 1. exiting at Riverside and Georgia Ave. If your team hires Private Security. LOAD IN AND CHECK-IN PROCEDURES Saturday May 12.eat like a king. The 11 . You may submit this information to the Contestants Committee desk in the Judging Tent during load-in or to the Memphis In May Production trailer on Tom Lee Park. Festival Security will pass through all team areas. Festival Security is provided on site from Load-in thru Load-out. At this time. ensuring only those with 24-hour Wristtiks are left on site. 2012 7:00am-6:00pm All Patio Teams Open Load in 1. Traffic on Riverside Drive is ONE WAY through Tom Lee Park from North to South. O e $110. immediately after closing the park. you must provide them with a 24-hour Wristtik and provide Festival Security with the following information: team name. 2012 (With Load-In Pass Only) 7:00am-11:00am R-012 thru R-037 R-064 thru R-083 S-193 thru S-223 S-202 thru S-204 11:00am-3:00pm R-001 thru R-011 R-054 thru R-063 R-038 thru R-044 R-084 thru R-096 S-180 thru S-192 S-234 thru S-237 H-142 thru H-151 3:00pm-7:00pm S-224 thru S-233 R-045 thru R-053 R-097 thru R-107 R-108 thru R-123 H-129 thru H-141 H-152 thru H-166 Sunday May 13. phone number and the days/ hours the guard will be on duty. 2.

Passes are issued only through Merek Swaim. Your team’s rolling trash can and recycling container will be issued at this time. They are responsible for installing your team area sign and will keep teams abreast of any changes in scheduling or activities while on site. Director of Operations 901-525-4611 x 129. 4.Agent’s contact information. May 17th is to team areas ONLY. See information on Green Program and Recycling. 10. Drivers must yield to all pedestrians and emergency vehicles.Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis. After unloading and parking your vehicle off site.meat inspection sticker. Please provide the Committee with your Eco. ALL VEHICLES MUST be unloaded and off site by 9:00am. Tennessee The Barbecue Capital of the World! AY 1 -1 . These are not parking passes for Tom Lee Park. Open Team Load In is from 7am-6pm on Sunday – Tuesday. 11. To relieve congestion in the park. Each Team will be issued 2 Vehicle Passes. between I-55 and Georgia Ave. during Team Load In. 2 1 GLoat Like a champion. but must all vehicles must be off the site by 3pm. you’ll need to turn left at Georgia Ave. 3. Please cooperate with all event staff and volunteers. Approved Vendors will also be allowed to access during Team Load In days. if you’ve not previously done so. Meat Load in Fri May 18th is for competition meat only. Approved Vendors will load in and set up on Friday May 11th from 8am-6pm. Electricity will NOT be available during Saturday Load In. Teams are required to provide a prominent location. Your Team area sign will be delivered and installed after you register and provide a suitable location for it. Maneuvering your rig into your space is an obvious exception. No exceptions. 7. 2. 9. Food Load in Thurs. please proceed to the Judging Tent to register your team.Encourage cooperation and courtesy among your team members and fellow competitors. 6. On Wednesday access begins at 7am. Only vehicles with these passes will be allowed on site. All approved vendors servicing Teams will need Vendor passes. If your vehicle exceeds that height. 5. 8. upon exiting. ALL VEHICLES MUST be unloaded and off site by 9:00am. They will assist teams’ Eco-Agents in removing trash and recyclables from your area and provide liner bags when needed. Ambassadors will assist in answering questions and providing information to teams before and during the event. railroad overpass located at Riverside Dr. There is a 5mph speed limit on the entire Festival site. has a vertical clearance of 13 feet. Unless directed by the Transportation Committee or MIM Staff. at the front of the space for their area number sign and Judging Committee issued. Ambassadors are assigned to every team. Team names and location numbers. all motorized vehicles must remain on the concrete roadways. but must adhere to the same rules as team members regarding vehicles. Teams are required to unload all necessary equipment and move vehicles off site during their scheduled hours. 12 . Team number signs must be easily visible from the aisle in front of each team’s space. 4-5ft from the ground. Load in Passes issued to Teams are not for use by Vendors.

Weapons of any kind are prohibited. No tickets will be available for purchase after April 15th. are allowed on the Park at any time.eat like a king. Any team leaving without site cleared through Festival staff is subject to loss of clean up refund. Contact Merek Swaim. There will be NO Wednesday night tickets on sale at the entrance gate. PODS are available for rent from the vendor and are acceptable storage. Rolling Trash containers and recycle bins must be returned to registration area and checked in. except aides to persons with disabilities. No flying objects are allowed on site. 7. 2. Merek Swaim. No water guns. Load-out will stop at 1:00am. Teams wishing to invite guests to Friends and Family Night must purchase tickets in advance by April 15th. 3 or 4 wheeler or motorcycle into the Park at any time. 13 . • All team spaces must be vacated and cleared by 6:00pm unless pre-arranged with Director of Operations. No live animals. 6. 3. All such items will be confiscated. In the event the motorized vehicle is an integral part of your cooker (the vehicle must contain your cooker). or any type of water weapon will be allowed in Tom Lee Park. limited to a maximum of 30 tickets per team. 5. balloons are other inflatables.000 i Cas Prize ! Wednesday Night. May 16th • Friends and Family Night is a special invitation only night for family and friends to visit teams and check out the Festival site. The cost is $8 per ticket (children 6 years and under admitted free). super soakers. Teams may NOT bring a golf cart. PROHIBITED ITEMS AND ACTIONS 1. Team 3-day Wristtiks are NOT valid on Wednesday night. including kites. it must be emptied of gasoline or other fuel and remain stationery for the entire contest. Vehicles will only be allowed on site at that time with Load-in/out vehicle passes displayed. O e $110. Bicycles. All such items will be confiscated. skateboards. The vehicle will be subject to inspection at all times. LOAD OUT AND CHECK OUT PROCEDURES • Team Load-out begins at 11:30pm on Saturday. No motorized vehicles. Storage containers such as steel Sea /Conex container types will not be allowed on site. scooters and roller blades are also prohibited. VP of Operations for advanced permission of such a vehicle. and re-commence at 8:00am. 4. Admission will be restricted to team members wearing 24-hour Wristtiks and guests with a Wednesday night admission ticket ONLY. including RVs will be allowed to park on-site.

No live music will be allowed in the individual teams areas at any time during the event. Please use alternative means of team identification. No glass bottles. badges or any other type of merchandise within a team area or for entry into a team area is strictly prohibited. The sale. promotional items. Teams are not permitted to distribute stickers to its members or guests. You may not throw any objects into the crowd. but is not limited to. For the purposes of this regulation. Failure to comply will result in the team’s immediate disqualification from the contest and ejection from Tom Lee Park. This includes. souvenirs. 9. please pass this information on to your team and guests. If any team near you is creating a disturbance. 2. or for entry into a team area. 14. 16. The use of laser pointers or any similar device is prohibited on the Park. 12. 2 1 GLoat Like a champion. No strobe lights. 11. There can be NO amplified music or sounds after the Park closes or during on-site judging hours. services. toward the team area. the definition of “general public” is anyone outside of the confines of your Team area. Teams are responsible for keeping their team noise at a level that is acceptable to their neighbor teams. No fund raising activities of any kind are allowed on Tom Lee Park. 14 . Other General Rules 1. barbecue equipment or products. All speakers must be turned so that amplified music or sounds are playing inward. stickers. distribution or promotion of any goods. Under no circumstances are alcoholic beverages to be given away or sold to the general public by contestants. are permitted. The sale of tickets. Wristtiks. Tennessee The Barbecue Capital of the World! AY 1 -1 .Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis. No obscene music is allowed at any time. To insure the safety of our Contestants and spectators. 10. if visible from outside the team area. Contest officials may ask your team to reduce the noise if the neighbors present sufficient complaints. please call this to the attention of a contest official. from your booth or the stage. Health Department Regulations prohibit giving food or drinks to the general public. especially as part of any Entertainment skit or performance or during any awards ceremonies. 13. 8. No amplified music or sounds may be projected out of the team area. Failure to comply with the contest official’s request will result in disqualification of the team. t-shirts or any other item is strictly prohibited without the written permission of Memphis in May. 15. Any team serving alcoholic beverages to minors will face possible arrest in addition to penalties assessed by Memphis in May. collecting fees or accepting donations within a team area. 17. Failure to comply will result in the team’s immediate disqualification from the contest and eviction from Tom Lee Park.

The flying of the Confederate Flag shall not be allowed in or from any team area. print) may not sponsor barbecue teams.eat like a king. Memphis in May reserves the right to make additional regulations as the situation warrants. Teams may not post media signs nor distribute media promotional materials on site. To prevent a conflict of interest with the official promoting media of the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. 15 . 5. All decisions of Memphis in May are final. 4. television. media (radio.000 i Cas Prize ! 3. except with the expressed written consent of Memphis In May. Still photographs or videos taken for commercial purposes at the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. O e $110. are prohibited. You will be expected to remove such flags immediately upon the request of a contest official. otherwise the flag(s) will be confiscated.

signs. including explosive or smoke devices. Participating teams and the general public can assemble together in the spirit of camaraderie to enjoy the entertaining Ms.Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis. • Profanity and vulgar displays are prohibited. Piggie Idol Competition is to provide an entertaining release from the serious task of cooking world-class barbecue with a friendly and light-hearted event. Tennessee The Barbecue Capital of the World! AY 1 -1 . banners. only one Ms. powdery. Piggie spectacle – which is a comical prelude to the weighty barbecue competitions later in the week. No items of any kind may be thrown from the stage into the crowd during performances. 16 . • Ms. The contest will be limited to the first 20 teams that register. but are not required. Ms. Backdrops or other set theatrical props will not be allowed. Piggie Idol and 2 additional for the background vocalists.m. The top three finalists will present an encore performance following the first round. • VIOLATION OF ANY OF THE ABOVE RULES WILL RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION FROM THE MS. after which the winners will be determined and trophies awarded. flags. however. The objective of the Ms. Piggie Idol contestants must be at least 18 years of age.COMPETITION & JUDGING MS. Rules: • Each team may have up to 6 members. • No flammable. 2 1 GLoat Like a champion. etc. PIGGIE IDOL CONTEST SOLEY AT THE DISCRETION OF MIMIF OFFICIALS.m) The Ms. • The entire performance cannot exceed 4 minutes! • Each team will be allowed 2 minutes for set up. so be ready! • Costumes will be considered in the showmanship scoring. Contestants may carry handheld props. dancers. Participants are expected to enter Ms. Piggie Idol competition gives the finest swine on your team an opportunity to show his/her vocal talent to the world. etc. Piggie Idol who will perform the live lead vocal selection for the judges. These recordings can be karaoke style. 1 for the Ms. Piggie Idol in the good-natured spirit of the event. All contestants will be judged on stage Thursday. May 17th 6:00 p. The other 5 members can be used as background vocalists. • A written copy of the lyrics and a copy of the CD must be handed in to the judging chairperson by Wednesday May 16th at 5:00 p. or liquid substances will be allowed on stage. There will be a total of three microphones. May 17 at 6:00 p.m. PIGGIE IDOL (Judged on Thursday. • Each team must provide their own CD without any prerecorded lead vocals. SECTION III .

The resulting judges scores collected at the competition will be accepted as the results of the competition once certified by MIMIF officials. O e $110. Each participating team in Ms. Any team that does not intend to participate in a spirit of camaraderie with fellow barbecue teams should not enter Ms. pitch. dancers. Dressing up your booth to acknowledge the honored country of the Philippines gives our international visitors a feeling of hospitality. Memphis in May and the honored country. You WILL NOT be making a presentation to the judges. the Ms.m. by entering the competition acknowledges that they understand the nature of the competition and will accept the final decision in a sportsmanship-like manner and the light-hearted spirit of the event.eat like a king. May 12 following finals performance. HOME DEPOT BEST BOOTH (Judged on Thursday. Piggie Idol First Place $2. Memphis. D: Overall Impression – Strength of the performance overall.000 Third Place $750 WINNER ANNOUNCED Thursday. The judges will be allowed 5 minutes to judge your booth. originality and stage presence. quality workmanship. The certified results. C: Showmanship – Theatricality of the stage presentation including costumes. PRIZE MONEY: Ms. • Overall Impression – Is it the best booth today? JUDGING BEGINS AT 11AM THURSDAY MAY 17TH PRIZE MONEY: Best Booth First Place $2. Piggie Idol competition and judging procedure is subjective by nature.250 Third Place $750 WINNER ANNOUNCED THURSDAY FOLLOWING MS. articulation & vocal performance of the lead singer or “idol” B: Creativity of the original Lyrics – Incorporation of one or more WCBCC themes including Barbecue.500 Second Place $1. effective use of the combination of criteria A. You DO NOT need to be present for your booth to get judged. A Filipino theme should be shown in every aspect of your booth. Piggie Idol. The judges will select the Best Booth based on the following criteria: • Originality of Design – Décor is unique from others. props. as well as contributing to the festive atmosphere of the Memphis in May International Festival and the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. choreography. unified theme. While the panel of judges are provided the criteria for scoring performances. May 17th) The Best Booth contest encourages team creativity in booth design and décor. The judging will begin at 11:00. decisions of the judges and MIMIF (Memphis in May International Festival) will be final.000 Second Place $1. B & C. entertainment level and festive spirit. Judging Criteria: A: Vocal Skill – Tone. PIGGIE IDOL COMPETITION 17 .000 i Cas Prize ! Piggie Idol team entries will be evaluated by the live performances on stage by a panel of judges according to the rules and criteria outlined here. • Use of Honored Country Theme – How the Philippines is incorporated. • Sight Appeal – Clean. Piggie Idol. BE AT STAGE NO LATER THAN 5:30p.

PIGGIE IDOL COMPETITION ANCILLARY CONTESTS: A team may enter more than one contest. TEAM T-SHIRT DESIGN (Judged on Thursday. only one entry per category. or any other registered service mark is not required. Tennessee The Barbecue Capital of the World! AY 1 -1 . 2 1 GLoat Like a champion. May 17th) This contest gives each team an opportunity to proudly submit their most creative design honoring this year’s honored country (The Philippines). nor will it have any impact on the judging. Your team’s shirt must be submitted at each of the Cook’s Briefings. TEAM T-SHIRT TURN IN TIMES: THURSDAY AT LAST COOKS’ MEETING . These contests are judged blind with no final round. You may include garnish in these categories if the team so chooses. You will receive containers from your ambassador the morning of the contest. The following is a brief description of the ancillary contests. Use of the Memphis in May name.NOON to 2:00 PRIZE MONEY: Team T-Shirt Design First Place $750 Second Place $350 Third Place $200 WINNER ANNOUNCED THURSDAY FOLLOWING MS.Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis. All submissions need to be large or extra large in size for all shirts to be judged equally. 18 . logo. unique from others • Sight Appeal – Would you wear this shirt? How good is the T-Shirt art? • Use of Honored Country Theme – How is the Philippines incorporated? • Overall Impression – Is it the best? Please remember that the design on your team shirt should be in good taste and not offensive. No inspection of entries is made before judging. different. however. no late samples will be accepted and COMPLETELY FILL YOUR CONTAINERS. and Memphis in May International Festival. per team will be allowed. Remember. the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. The judges will select the shirt best fitting the following criteria: • Originality of Design – New. Any shirt that is not the correct size will not be accepted.

O e $110. Teams may participate in one day only.00 plus an opportunity to win! WEBER SEASONINGS Anything But (Pork) (Judged on Friday. Patrons will have the privilege of tasting the best of the best by visiting a select number of the participating teams at their team booths.m. such as the domestic chicken. Contact Cindy Ring for application and details on this opportunity for your team to pick-up a participation fee of $500.eat like a king.m. Exotic or cross breeds. • EXOTIC – Any product such as venison. rattlesnake. pheasant.000 i Cas Prize ! *NEW* SPECIAL EVENT PROGRAMKINGSFORD: THE TOUR OF CHAMPIONS (Judged on Thursday. such as water buffalo or beefalo. etc. patrons will vote who they think is the greatest of the greats. May 18th at 6:30p. At the end of the tour. rib and shoulder pork categories in our World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest are invited to participate in Kingsford: The Tour of Champions. from Sharp Main Stage 19 . Cornish game hen. • BEEF – Any portion of domestic cattle may be prepared as the team sees fit. May 18th) Teams who have placed in the top 10 in the whole hog. duck. ANYTHING BUT (PORK) TURN-IN TIMES POULTRY: 1:15 – 1:30 SEAFOOD: 1:45 – 2:00 BEEF: 2:15 – 2:30 EXOTIC: 2:15 – 2:30 PRIZE MONEY : Anything But (Exotic/Beef/Seafood/Poultry) First Place $1. May 17th and Friday. May 18th) Anything but is divided into four categories. etc not falling into one of the other categories. ostrich. May 17th and 18th between 2:00 and 6:00 p. snake. Frog. Each of these may be prepared whole or in portions as the team sees fit. • POULTRY – Any poultry. This program will be held Thursday and Friday. raccoon. must be entered in the EXOTIC category. turkey. etc. • SEAFOOD – Any fish or shellfish from fresh or salt water. turtle. Participating teams will be required to follow and comply with Health Code regulations during the specified times of the contest. must be entered in the EXOTIC category.000 Second Place $500 Third Place $250 WINNER ANNOUNCED Friday.

or Vinegar. 20 . Sauces will be judged on how well the various ingredients combine together. and skin.You will be judged on how well the aroma awakens the senses.1:15 to 1:30 PRIZE MONEY : Cattlemen’s Best Sauce (Tomato/Mustard/Vinegar) First Place $1. however.You will be judged on how well you choose and mix your spices. All entries will be inspected prior to preparation. WHOLE HOG – An entire hog. It must be cooked as one whole unit on one grill surface. Meat inspection will take place on Friday between 8:00 and 2:00. MARINATED.250 Second Place $750 Third Place $350 WINNER ANNOUNCED FRIDAY . whose dressed weight is 85 pounds or more prior to the removal of the head. No portions of the hog may be separated or removed and the returned to the grill prior to or during the cooking process. not scare them. Some spices may taste wonderful when combined. from Sharp Main Stage FRANK’S RED HOT Hot Wings (Judged on Friday. You want your sauce to entice the judge’s taste buds.This is not an average of the other scores. OR CURED IN ANY WAY PRIOR TO INSPECTION. The specific areas are: • SPICE COMPATIBILITY . CATTLEMEN’S Barbecue Sauce (Judged on Friday. • OVERALL IMPRESSION . The sauce’s main ingredient will determine the category. feet.Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis. All entries must be available for inspection during this time. CATTLEMEN’S SAUCE TURN-IN TIMES: Tomato – 12:45 to 1:00 Mustard and Vinegar.m. May 18th) Barbecue sauce is divided into three categories: Tomato. 2 1 GLoat Like a champion. some spices just do not mix well together. MEAT FOR COMPETITION MAY NOT BE PRE-COOKED. May 18th) HOT WING TURN IN TIME: 2:45 TO 3:00 PRIZE MONEY : Frank’s Red Hot Hot Wings First Place $1. It is based on the judge’s overall experience judging your sauce.000 Second Place $500 Third Place $250 WINNER ANNOUNCED Friday.MAIN STAGE 6:30 pm OFFICIAL COMPETITION CATEGORIES (Judged on Saturday May 19th) At the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest barbecue is considered pork meat (fresh or frozen and uncured) prepared only on a wood and/or charcoal fire. Mustard. Tennessee The Barbecue Capital of the World! AY 1 -1 . SAUCED. No one spice should be so powerful that it is the only thing a judge tastes. • AROMA . May 18th at 6:30p. INJECTED.

DO NOT remove this label. each judge will sample entries without knowing which team cooked them. preliminary and final. and a portion of the blade bone. These containers will be pre-labeled with the team name and site number. They also occur in two rounds. Flammables may be used outside the cooker to make additional coals. shank bone. *Special note to Whole Hog teams: You may ONLY place the ham. RIB – Pork spare ribs or loin ribs. All flammables used must be in accordance with regulations by the Memphis/Shelby County Fire Department. considered a shoulder entry. No type of flammables may be used with the cooker once the meat has been placed on the cooker. Each team is responsible for observing required temperature control and good hygienic practices.eat like a king. NO LATE SAMPLES WILL BE ACCEPTED! COMPLETELY FILL YOUR CONTAINER! BLIND JUDGING TURN IN TIMES: Shoulder 10:45 to 11:00 Whole Hog 12:00 to 12:15 Patio Porker 12:00 to 12:15 Rib 1:15 to 1:30 21 . blind and onsite. PATIO PORKER – These teams must cook ribs for the competition. Propane. and loin in your judging container. Each team will need to bring their samples to the check in station in the judge’s tent at the times listed below. Boston butts or picnic shoulders are not valid entries. The pork ham. shoulder. Country style ribs are not a valid entry. no skin or bones allowed! You may not add bacon or any other hog section. Teams are limited to 15 square feet of grill space. O e $110. contains the hind leg bone. In blind judging. Once the sample is turned in the sticker will be replaced with a code that is known only to the judging committee. the entries will also be checked. COMPETITION CATEGORIES (Judged on Saturday May 19th) In the pork competitions there are two types of judging. Each team will receive one container and two cups (for optional sauce and/or rub) for their entry from their ambassador the morning of the competition.000 i Cas Prize ! SHOULDER – The portion of the hog containing the arm bone. compressed or liquid gas may be used within the cooker only to start the initial fire. There is NO GARNISH allowed in the blind box. Placing anything other than the meat or making any marks on any of the containers will result in disqualification.

Any team that keeps or tries to keep a judge more that 15 minutes will be disqualified. and loin are not served. • Judges may not bring any visitors into you area while they are judging. but only the Championship preliminary and final and the Patio Porker final are judged onsite. Both blind and onsite judging in each category will begin at the same time. Judges will be instructed to judge the sample as it is provided by the team. Pay special attention to your judge as they will be giving you your score. On Site Judging (runs concurrent with Blind Judging) In onsite judging you will be judged in your team area. Please have your final product ready within these time frames. Also on this stub is a place for you to evaluate your judge. and loin. There are a couple of rules that teams must assist judges in adhering to: • Judges may not stay longer than 15 minutes. the team must serve at least portions of the ham. Each judge will judge independently. 2 1 GLoat Like a champion. A group of judges will travel to all teams and will be seated together.Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis. and ignore any previous tasting experiences. There will be three judges that judge your team one at a time. J2. DO NOT let judges into your team space out of order. The judges will not see these evaluations. • Judges are instructed to compare ONLY the samples judged today. Tennessee The Barbecue Capital of the World! AY 1 -1 . As each judge enters your area they will hand you a scorecard stub. Championship final judging will begin between 1:45 and 2:30 and will occur in the same order as above. deducting points if portions of the ham. You will be notified by your ambassador of specific times. This stub will show your team name and site number as well as which judge they are supposed to be (J1. shoulder. Please fill each one out and your ambassador will pick them up from you. Any other sections of the whole hog may be served at the team’s discretion. 22 . A team member will need to look at each stub to verify that the team information and the judging sequence is accurate. You will also have a chance to evaluate the individual judges. shoulder. All food Categories are judged blind. Please do not encourage this as it will result in the judge being removed from future contests. *Special note to whole hog teams: During onsite and final judging. ON-SITE JUDGING TIMES: Shoulder 11:00 Whole Hog 12:15 Rib 1:30 Finals Judging: The top three teams from each competition category will be notified if they are in the finals. competitive or otherwise. Patio Porker final judging will start at 3:00. All previously stated judging rules apply in finals judging. and J3).

You will be judged on the effort used to create a clean and attractive experience. 6. Anything But. It is based on the judge’s overall experience judging your team. The following criteria pertains to all of our Championship divisions. 3. TENDERNESS OF ENTRY – Scored Blind and Onsite The entry should be moist and easy to chew. the type of grill you use and why and how you produced the entry the judge tastes. on the plate. Patio Porkers. 23 . and in the blind box. This may include. OVERALL IMPRESSION – Scored Blind and Onsite This is not an average of the other scores. PRESENTATION – Scored Onsite Only You will be judged on the explanation of your finished product. how you developed your cooking style.000 i Cas Prize ! Judging Hints Memphis in May judges look for particular aspects of your food and booth while judging. FLAVOR OF ENTRY – Scored Blind and Onsite Are there smoke and flavors cooked into the meat? You may choose to submit an entry with or without sauce. not the dollars spent.eat like a king. 2. AREA AND PERSONAL APPEARANCE – Scored Onsite Only You will be judged on the appearance of your team members and area. If you choose to submit a sauce the entry will be judged with the meat and sauce combined. but retain body with moisture. but is not limited to: how your team got started. Judges may also ask questions. and Hot Wings: 1. O e $110. 5. 4. It should pull easily from the bone. APPEARANCE OF ENTRY – Scored Blind and Onsite How appetizing does the entry appear? The entry should be appealing to the eye on the grill.

Tennessee The Barbecue Capital of the World! AY 1 -1 . however. • How you prepare barbecue (without giving away any secrets) for our championship. by 6:00 pm Monday. Siemens COOKER CARAVAN (Thursday. • Any information your team would like to extend to the public about Memphis barbecue. On Saturday. The guides will bring groups by team spaces and the guides will give the description of what teams are doing. Teams. Team standings/raw scores will be posted on our website. • General grilling tips. The team will need to discuss and show things like: • Your grilling equipment. SCORES Scores for each category will be posted outside of the judging tent by 8:00 pm each evening. will give a short presentation to the groups. teams will not need to give a presentation. will take place each half hour. Memphis in May send each team a PDF form of their score. The groups will only watch as you prepare. • Why your team competes. Friday. as to not disturb anything for the championship judging.memphisinmay. the guides will still take tour groups around. each day between 11:30 and 3:30. May 21. and Saturday) This is an experience. 24 . like no other.org. A tour.Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis. www. 2 1 GLoat Like a champion. The tours WILL NOT take place during your scheduled on-site judging time. which will be scheduled individually. that is offered by Memphis in May through the generosity of our teams. led by one of our volunteers.

6:00p. Saturday.m.000 i Cas Prize ! ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE Thursday.m. Best T-Shirt. Hot Wings.m. 6:30p.m. Piggie Idol Contest Finals Awards Ceremony Ms.eat like a king. 25 .m. May 18 Awards Ceremony Anything But. 8:00p. 8:00p. Sauce Sun Studio Allstars 7:40p. May 17 Ms. Friday.m. Piggie Idol. Best Booth Cowboy Mouth 8:30p.m. 8:00p. May 19 Awards Ceremony Elvis Tribute Artist Contest 6:30p.m. O e $110.

Park Closes 8:00 p. Sunday. Wristik wearers per team must exit the Park at 10:00 p.m. Wristik wearers per team must exit the Park at 10:00 p.m. May 13 Load-in 7:00 a.m.m. Park Closes to all teams 7:00 p. — 6:00 p.m.m.m.m. May 14 Load-in 7:00 a.m.m. Monday. 2 1 GLoat Like a champion. Electrical Check-in 10:00 a. Registration 8:00 a.m.m. — 6:00 p. — 2:00 p. May 12 Load-in (by designated time only) 7:00 a. — 6:00 p. IMPORTANT DATES AND TIMES Saturday. All vehicles to exit the Park 7:00 p. — 6:00 p. 26 .m.m. Electrical Check-in 10:00 a.m.m.m.m. All vehicles to exit the Park 7:00 p.m. Park Closes 10:00 p.m. All persons except two (2) 24 hr.m. — 6:00 p. Registration 9:00 a.m. — 7:00 p. All persons except two (2) 24 hr. Registration 9:00 a.Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis.m.m. — 4:00 p.m.m. Tennessee The Barbecue Capital of the World! AY 1 -1 . Electrical Check-in 10:00 a. All vehicles to exit the Park 8:00 p. — 7:00 p.

— 7:00 p.3:00 p. Wristik wearers per team must exit the Park at 10:00 p. Team Friends and Family Admission (5:30 p.m.m. Park Closes 10:00 p. — 6:00 p. May 15 Load-in 7:00 a.m.m.m.m. All vehicles to exit the Park 8:00 p. Team Beer Sales 10:00 a. — 7:00 p.m.m.m.m Ice Sales 10:00 a.m. Electrical Check-in 9:00 a.m. Sam’s Club Sales 8:00 a. –. — 6:00 p.m.m.eat like a king. Wednesday. May 16 Load-in 7:00 a. Electrical Check-in 10:00 a.m.m.000 i Cas Prize ! Tuesday. — 5:00 p. — 6:00 p. — 10:00 p. — 6:00 p.m.m.m.m.m. Wristik wearers per team must exit the Park at 10:00 p.m. advance Wednesday night ticket only) Park Closes 10:00 p. Registration 9:00 a. All persons except two (2) 24 hr. — 7:00 p. All persons except two (2) 24 hr.m. 27 . Registration 9:00 a. O e $110.m.m All Vehicles And Persons Without 24 Hour WristiksTo Exit the Park Before 3:00 p. Team Beer Sales 11:00 a.m Sam’s Club Sales 8:00 a.m.m.m. — 4:00 p.

— 10:00 p. All vehicles to exit the Park 9:00 a.m. Food Load-in 7:00 a.m Code Enforcement on Site 10:00 a.m.m.m Team Beer Sales 10:00 a.m.m.m. May 18 Meat Load-in 7:00 a.m.m. — 7:00 p. Tennessee The Barbecue Capital of the World! AY 1 -1 .m. 2 1 GLoat Like a champion. . — 2:00 p. Sam’s Club Sales 8:00 a.m. — 8:30 a.m.m. Registration 9:00 a.11:00 p. ALL PERSONS BUT 24-HOUR WRISTIK WEARERS MUST EXIT PARK AT 12:00 MIDNIGHT Friday. May 17 Special Team Load-in Access Only 7:00 a.m.m. — 12:00 noon Admission Ticket Sales 11:00 a. Thursday.m.m. — 8:30 a.m.m. — 1:00 p. — 8:30 a. .6:00p.m.m.Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis. Ice Sales 8:00 a.m. — 10:00 p. KINGSFORD Tour of Champions 2:00 p.m. Meat Inspection 8:00 a. All vehicles to exit the Park 9:00 a. Free Admission Gate 11:00 a. 28 .m. Park Closes 12:00 midnight 24-Hour Wristik Admission Only 12:00 midnight until 7:00 a.

— 9:00 p.m Free Admission Gate 11:00 a.m.m. O e $110. --. Ice Sales 8:00 noon —6:00 p.m Team Beer Sales 10:00 a. until Load out begins Team Load Out 11:30 p. — 7:00 p.m Sunday. Park Closes 12:00 midnight 24-Hour Wristik Admission Only 12:00 Mid -7:00 a.m.m.m Admission Ticket Sales 11:00 a.m.m. May 19 Admission Ticket Sales Begin 10:00 a.m 29 . Team Beer Sales 9:00 a.m.m.m.1:00 a.m.SAT ALL PERSONS BUT 24-HOUR WRISTIK WEARERS MUST EXIT PARK AT 12:00 MIDNIGHT Saturday. — 6:00 p. — 10:00 p.m. 24-Hour Wristik Admission Only 11:30 p. — 10:00 p. — 6:00 p. — 11:00 p.m.m.m.m. KINGSFORD Tour of Champions 2:00 p.6:00p. May 20 Load-out 8:00 a. Team Beer Sales (Returns Only!!!) 10:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.eat like a king.m.m. — 2:00 p.m.m. . Sam’s Club Sales 8:00 a.m.m.m Park Closes 10:00 p. Ice Sales 8:00 a.000 i Cas Prize ! Sam’s Club Sales 8:00 a. — 3:00 p.

Tennessee The Barbecue Capital of the World! AY 1 -1 . 2 1 GLoat Like a champion.Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis. Official Sponsors of the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest are: 30 .

000 i Cas Prize ! World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest Volunteer Committee Chairmen Mary Horner.BBQ Administration Chairman Marianne Luther – Contestants Chairman Cathy Dawson – BBQ Judging Chairman Dell Stokes –BBQ Programming Chairman Michael Durand – Transportation Chairman Heather Coolican – Recycling Program Chairman Jim Whalen – Logistics Chairman 31 . O e $110.eat like a king.

2 1 GLoat Like a champion. All wiring with the exception of extension cords shall be installed by a licensed. Metal buildings. that have electrical power or lighting shall be grounded to an 8-foot ground rod. Tennessee The Barbecue Capital of the World! AY 1 -1 . 14 ASG. 6.” 2. registered. Electrical contractors shall install all wiring per NEC Article 525. 2 conductor with ground. and cords shall not be longer than 6 feet. Chief Electrical Inspector. 32 . Metal light stands or supports shall be grounded with the ground wire contained in the extension cord supplying power. 3. Neon or neon signs shall comply with Rule Number 2. or comply with Rule Number 2. electrical contractor who shall be responsible for obtaining proper permits and inspections. 5. at 901-379-4320. Commercial generators used by food vendors must be properly grounded per Article 250-26 of the National Electrical Code. or bonded to site bonding grid system by event site electrical contractor. 4. 10. 9. All decorative shall be UL approved for outdoor use and installed a minimum of 8 feet above ground level or floor level so as to be out of reach of the public. etc. Memphis and Shelby County Office of Construction and Code Enforcement Code Requirements for Installing Temporary Wiring at Memphis in May 1. Wiring for temporary lights shall be installed at least 8 feet above ground level. or be protected or enclosed with plexi-glass type material below 8-foot level. 7. Type “S” or Type “SO.Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis. metal frames of tents. 8. Any questions concerning the above should be directed to Bob Johnson. All clamp-on light fixtures shall comply with Rule Number 2. All extension cords shall be not less than No.

eat like a king. Any questions concerning the above should be directed to Jerry Bullard. No booths to have projections over the river bluff. Any questions concerning the above should be directed to Don Montgomery. Proper hose and fitting must be used. 2. 3. Stairs must have tread.000 i Cas Prize ! Building Code Requirements for Memphis in May 1. LP Gas must be stored and expensed from cylinders approved by the U. at 901-379-4310. Chief Building Inspector. 2. O e $110. Cylinders must not exceed twenty (20) pounds capacity. department of Transportation. An engineer certification is required for all structures exceeding one story. and toe boards not over 2” off the floor. Cylinders must be stored and supported in a safe manner. 4. 4.S. Booths over one floor in height must have guardrails a minimum of 42” high. Chief Mechanical Inspector at 901-379-4330. Guidelines for Use of LP Gas and Gasoline to be used with Fire Portable Appliances at Memphis in May 1. risers and handrails in compliance with the Standard Building Code. 3. 33 .

11. 6. charcoal or other cooking device or any other unapproved devices shall not be permitted inside or located within 20 feet of the tent. and may result in arrest and team disqualification. Note: Many vinyl’s or plastic materials are especially flammable and produce deadly smoke. All L. Flame retardant certificate must be attached to the tent or on the site. Sand may be used in wet areas. 2 1 GLoat Like a champion. 8. Rules and Regulations for 2012 World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest 1. 2. fire or heat or any flammable or combustible liquids.7 of the 2003 IFC. Open flame or other devices emitting flame. 3. Fire lanes and access to hydrants shall be maintained. Tanks shall be subject to the Special Rules on Propane listed below. Any person erecting a tent 120 sq. Extremely flammable decorations shall not be permitted. The use of candles or open flames is strictly prohibited in or near tents or awnings.Tom Lee Park in Downtown Memphis. ft. Wood chips are to be used only in the cooking operations. State and local permits must be obtained for the displaying of fireworks. There will be absolutely no exceptions to this rule. No cooking will be allowed near combustibles. gas. canopy or membrane structure while open to the public unless approved by the fire code official in accordance with section 2404. Displaying or use of fireworks by teams or individuals is strictly prohibited. No hay. 4. Tennessee The Barbecue Capital of the World! AY 1 -1 . Coleman type lanterns and stoves are permitted. 10. Wood chips are not to be spread on the ground in any manner. 13. 9. If you are in doubt as to whether your tent or awning is flame retardant. 5. Trash containers shall be emptied when full. 34 . and are to be stacked away from any combustibles. 12. 7. All cooking operations shall have a fire extinguisher with a minimum 2A:10BC rating on site before your cooking fire is started. an appointment may be made to test your tent at the Fire Prevention Bureau located at 2668 Avery. straw or bamboo allowed within 35 feet of a tent or cooking site. All tents and awnings must be flame retardant. The phone number is 320-5401. P. or larger shall obtain a permit from the Fire Marshals Office.

approved safety relief valve.T.L. Thank you for your cooperation.eat like a king. The bottle must be secured and not connected directly to the cooking unit. O e $110. This policy applies only to barbeque contestants and will not subject vendors to any specific amount of propane bottles for their use provided the bottles are secured and used with reasonable care. provided it is secured and located away from any heating unit or open flame. you may contact the Fire Marshal’s office at 320-5401.O. and proper connections. a hose in good condition.000 i Cas Prize ! Special Rules on Use of Propane Fire Department policy will allow participants in the Memphis in May Barbeque to use one (1) 20-pound bottle of propane for cooking purposes. If you have any questions regarding this matter. A distance of 10 to 15 feet between the cooking unit and the propane bottle is desirable. 35 . Participants may have one (1) 20-pound bottle on the site to use as a spare. approved for propane use and be equipped with a U. All propane bottles must be D.