US Soy Combine Award Events


Good barbeque starts with U.S. Soy.

The U.S. Soy Combine Award returns in 2024 for its second year at five KCBS Masters Series contests across the country. The partnership between KCBS and U.S. Soy will once again bring the #FarmToFlame, showing cook teams how soy is the preferred protein and nutrient source for the animal proteins that they use.

The “Best in Show” U.S. Soy Combine Award will be given to cook teams with the highest combined scores across pork, chicken and ribs — all soy-fed proteins. 

At these select Masters Series contests, top pitmasters will compete for $1,500 in total prize purse for the U.S. Soy Combine Award provided by U.S. Soy farmers. 

Cook teams will also receive branded swag and have the opportunity to talk directly with U.S. soybean farmers to learn how the crops they grow feeds the meat that we eat and more.

Contest Payout: 

1st Place - $750 plus a custom U.S. Soy Combine Award trophy 

2nd Place - $500 plus a custom U.S. Soy Combine Award trophy  

3rd Place - $250 plus a custom U.S. Soy Combine Award trophy 


U.S. Soy Combine Award Events: 

  • Minnesota in May; May 10-11; St. Peter, MN 

  • KCBS World Invitational; May 24-26; Lebanon, TN

  • Horsetown Brew n' Que Festival; May 31-June 1; Norco, CA

  • Giant National Capital BBQ Battle; June 22-23; Washington D.C.

  • New Jersey State BBQ Championship; July 13-14; North Wildwood, NJ


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