What is the Saucekers?

cropped-saucekers-header-web.jpgThe Saucekers is the Oscars for BBQ Sauce.  The Ultimate BBQ Sauce Competition.

We had over 100 entries in 2014 – our first year of competition – and 2015 is shaping up to be a solid year!  Saucekers 2015 will be take place in August 2015.  Brought to you by the fine folks behind, the contest exists to help small-batch BBQ sauces get attention in a tough market.  We are ready to tell the world about your sauce as we are armed and loaded with a giant email list, 2500+ Facebook fans and 2200+ Twitter followers – from low key sauce lovers to big time BBQ chefs and bloggers.  The Saucekers Competition was designed to get your sauce on the map as soon as we get your sauce – every entry we receive gets posted on the front on the BBQ Sauce Reviews Facebook page!

What Awards Can Be Won?

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category will receive certificates and Saucekers stickers.  First prize winners also receive a coveted Sauceker trophy.

Where is the event held?

The judging location is in Boston MA where they are received, stored, cataloged, and prepped for blinded-sampling.  On the day of the event, a large panel of qualified BBQ judges will rate the sauces from 1-10 in appearance, taste, and texture.  Results will be posted online and awards will be sent to the winners in the mail.  New Saucekers winners will enter the world!

When is the Saucekers?

August 8th, 2015.  More details below.

  • 5 Categories: Tomato (mild) Tomato (spicy), Mustard, Vinegar, Specialty.
  • Sauce Submission Start Date: January 24, 2015
  • Early Bird Submission Deadline: May 2, 2015
  • Sauce Submission Deadline: August 4, 2015
  • Sauce Judging: August 8, 2015
  • Winners Announced: Day of event!
  • Questions: Contact us at (508) 306-4570 or

12 responses to “What is the Saucekers?

  1. Jared Hatfield

    January 24, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Don’t be a sucker voter for your favorite Sauceker.

  2. Robert Sackellares

    January 25, 2014 at 12:14 am

    Great idea. How do I submit?

  3. Bob Morphew

    April 18, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    Can I enter 1 sauce for multiple categories?

  4. Brian

    July 24, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    Great way of getting some reviews for my BBQ sauce. I look forward to the 2014 competition.

  5. Bob Morphew

    August 10, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Thank you for hosting this event! Sir Dax Longfellow Barbecue Company looks forward to entering our sweet sauce (Thick-N-Sticky) and our version of a mustard sauce (Carolina Sauce). Thanks again!!

  6. Sharon

    December 23, 2014 at 3:39 am

    Is there a 2015 competition ?

    • Brian

      February 19, 2015 at 2:10 am

      Yes! it is available on the tab that says 2015 SAUCEKERS ENTRY FORM

  7. Jeffrey

    February 17, 2015 at 2:04 am

    Are we allowed to use mason jars?

    • Brian

      February 19, 2015 at 2:11 am

      No, while some approved kitchens can get by without a nutritional label, this contest does not yet have a homemade recipe component. I’d like to do that someday, but not in 2015. All of the sauces we receive are from small companies who are actively selling their product.

  8. Andrew

    February 18, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    When will the 2015 entry form be available?

    • Brian

      February 19, 2015 at 2:12 am

      It’s available now – check up above on the tab that says “2015 SAUCEKERS ENTRY FORM” please.


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