This is part of a world champion pit master BBQ. that I belong to in Memphis, Tenn. We took third place this year after the finals. This is the sign they place in front of your area to let everybody know that your one of the three finalists, and that your this much closer to having bragging rights. This year there were around 30-50 competitors that were hand selected to be in the contest. This is an invitational event for people that compete thought the year.