Pork has been my most consistent winner at competitions. I have - by far - more ribbons and trophies for that than anything else. NONE of them came with a mustard sauce. Eventhough a good, tangy, S. Carolina mustard sauce is my
personal favorite, it throws the judges off and makes them stop and think about the entry. Some judges like that; most judges don't seem to though.
Since no one I know invests hundreds of dollars (at a minimum) in a comp to lose, I have to assume that you care at least a little bit about grabbing some good scores.
It just won't happen with a mustard sauce. Probably. Maybe.
But hey... give it a try. Maybe it's just my
mustard sauce the judges hate.