Contest Rules

Contest Rules
Must serve ONLY U.S. farm-raised catfish (no foreign fish).
Can be any kind of catfish dish.
Nominations should be made by a restaurant patron (excluding immediate family members).
Four restaurants will be chosen as finalists.
Restaurants chosen as finalists must be available for judging during specified dates.

A panel of judges will visit each finalist and present a plaque recognizing the restaurant as one of Alabama’s best. An overall state winner will be chosen from among the finalists.
Prior first-place winners are not eligible.

June 12: Deadline to submit nominations.
July 2: Finalists named.
July 26-27: Judging will take place.
August: Winner announced via press release.

September: Neighbors magazine will feature the winning restaurant as part of its  recognition of National Catfish Month.