I've been competing and judging in the PNWBA for the last six years and we have implemented a great bar-coding system for the boxes which makes it impossible for anyone to know who's box is who's. In addition we taste each meat individually so there's no comparing entries. I think that most judges are very careful to judge fairly. There is always one or two out there you can't control.
Christene J. - Raven's Fyre BBQ - www.pnwba.com