Judges' Liaison Program
Judges' Liaison Program
JLP Frequently Asked Questions
GeneralWhat is the Judges' Liaison Program?
The Judges' Liaison Program (JLP) is an online application that allows judges to sign up to Judge, Table Captain, or Volunteer at RMBBQA BBQ events. The JLP serves as an intermediary between event organizers and competition barbeque Judges, Table Captains, or Volunteers to ensure unity of purpose. That purpose is three-fold: to help event organizers with the process of tracking and communicating with Judges, Table Captains, and Volunteers needed for their event, to allow Judges, Table Captains, and Volunteers as much advance notice as possible, and to satisfy competition BBQ teams' demand for qualified Judges, Table Captains, and Volunteers.
For Judges, Table Captains, or Volunteers the JLP provides as much advance notice as possible, and clear, consistent, and timely communications.
The JLP turns the normal selection process on its head; events don't choose you for their event, you choose the events where you want to Judge, Table Captain, or Volunteer. The JLP refers to this as the Lock In process. The Volunteer Lock In process is first-come first-served until all needed positions are filled. For Judges and Table Captains the Lock In process is done like boarding an airplane, in groups. Sixty days prior to an event the top 60% of needed Judges and Table Captains are offered a Lock In Opportunity. Forty-five days prior to an event the top 75% of needed Judges and Table Captains are offered Lock In Opportunities. Thirty days prior, all needed Judges and Table Captains are offered Lock in Opportunities. If you receive a Lock In Opportunity and Lock In, you are committing to being at the event, on time, and ready to Judge, Table Captain, or Volunteer. Sixty, forty-five, thirty days prior to an event you know you have a place in the Judging Area.
The JLP is a one-stop-shop. Rather than completing a separate application for every event, you simply create an account in the JLP and sign up for any and all events you are interested in attending. You have 24/7 access to add, edit, delete events, accept Lock In Opportunities, keep your Judge's Profile up to date, and download needed information about an event.
You will receive a number of emails from the JLP; a confirmation of account creation, confirmation when adding, editing, or deleting events, as many as five Lock In reminders, Lock In confirmation in the form of a JLP Ticket for admittance to the Judging Area, and for those with a JLP Ticket, a Week Away Reminder sent a week prior to an event.
I didn't receive my new account confirmation email, what does it say?
[New Account Holders Name],
Congratulations! Your JLP account has been created.
Please note that it may take a couple of days for your CBJ status to be verified with KCBS.
The JLP allows you to Sign Up for Events, Check your List Positions, Edit your Sign Ups, Delete Sign Ups, find additional Event information in the Information Kiosk, keep your Judge's Profile current, and when the time comes Lock In events to secure your position in the Judging Area.
Get to know the JLP. There are seven menu choices on your JLP Menu; click each one and take a look around.
The JLP has three steps; Sign Up for Rocky Mountain BBQ Association Cup Contest events, Know your List Position, and Lock In when given the opportunity to do so. Just remember Sign Up, Know List Position, and Lock In.
For additional insight read the JLP FAQs. You'll find links for the FAQs in the Information Kiosk.
Last but not least, always keep your Judge's Profile up to date.
To login to your JLP Account go to https://rmbbqa.net, then click Log In to the JLP and enter the following Login Credentials:
Your Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your JLP Code: Your JLP Code
Please secure your Login Credentials in a safe place. If you have problems, concerns, or questions let me know by replying to this email.