I entered my first bbq contest last weekend, 09/20/14, and I got first place!!! Woo hoo!
When I told Tony I planned to enter, told him what I planned to enter and thought of how to display the entry, he said, "That's a great idea. How 'bout we enter as a team?"
So that's what we did.
You know what was kinda funny? There were other contestants with fancy canopies and big expensive grills. One guy had a couple different grills and a warmer thing to keep the meat warm. You know what we had? This was in Tony's hometown, so we borrowed a friend's old beat up weber and a card table! Ha! Like photography, it's more about the vision than the gear. And the kiss (keep it simple stupid) method.