Looking to participate or compete on the national scale? First, join the American Homebrewers Association. Then, take a look at their national event calendar. There are tons of events and competitions out there. Some of them take some advanced planning, so be sure to look a couple months and mark your brewing schedules accordingly.
Also, if you end up participating in any of these events or competitions, remember to tell them that you’re a proud member of the Bay Area Mashers. Go BAM!