Let's get together in Mt. Vernon! That's a fun cook too. Troy puts on a good contest.
You can get info on The BBQ Throwdown & Jam online at http://www.TheBBQThrowdown.com
...let me know if you need anything else.
P.S. If you're wanting to do some other contests (several locally) check out the Illinois BBQ Society's website at http://www.ILBBQS.com
...we list all sanctioned and non-sanctioned events that we know about.