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Lovely Beard Contest

2016 Lovely Beard Winners

2016 Lovely Beard Winners Jon, Carol, Jackie and James with Annette Hannah. Photo courtesy of Wendy Duly

Last year's TitanCon Lovely Beard Contest was such a success we are pleased to announce that this year our evening entertainment this year will kick off with the Great TitanCon Lovely Beard Contest 2017.

It's like Crufts - only for beards! We're interested in all breeds of beard, from fierce ginger purebreds, to scruffy mutts that make up in personality what they lack in pedigree.

Can your beard do tricks? There'll be a prize for that! And others for grooming, for most imaginative "costume", and of course, the classic, Best in Show.

Feel free to tell us what makes your beard so special - the judges are suckers for an uplifting tale or a sob-story. Or, just let the hair do the talking. Quality will out!

Richard's 2016 Lovely Beard

Richard's 2016 Lovely Beard. Photo courtesy of Richard Bissmire

One note of warning, however: performance enhancing drugs are strictly forbidden and your beard may be tested at random.

This contest is not just for the naturally hirsute. Anyone and everyone can enter by creating their own artificial beard. We will also be running a Build a Beard Construction and Decorating Workshop at 1 p.m. on Saturday with all materials provided if you want to make yourself a beard on the day - details can be found here.

The TitanCon Lovely Beard Contest offers the following prizes:

To enter the Lovely Beard Contest please fill in the entry form below. Feel free to be as inventive as you like with your answers, create a fictitious origin and history for your beard, an alternative life separate from your own. It all adds to the entertainment!

So start growing out your facial fuzz and experimenting with fancy curls and layers. Or start planning how you'll build your very own beard, let your imagination run wild. The TitanCon Lovely Beard Contest promises to be an awesome night of fun for all!

Lada and Veronica's 2016 Lovely Beards

Lada and Veronica's 2016 Lovely Beards. Photo courtesy of Lada Bartova

Lovely Beard Contest rules

  1. Natural beards are judged on size, shape, style, cleanliness, softness and impressiveness.
  2. Artificial beards are judged on the same qualities as above, but also the quality of construction, the inventiveness of the design and clever use of materials. Shop bought or hired beards are allowed, however the judges are more likely to award higher points to beards that have been either fully constructed or at least modified in some way by the entrant.
  3. Each entrant must fill in the sign up form (see below) in order to enter the Lovely Beard Contest. However, depending on numbers we may still be able to accept new entrants on the day. Please ask if you're interested in taking part.
  4. Each entrant will have approximately one minute to walk out onto the stage and show off their beard to the crowd. We regret that we can't allow a full stage performance (no music, no effects) to enhance your walk out. Our MC can read out a short piece of text about you and your lovely beard. No more than 40 words please. We would prefer typed text to hand written please. We make no apologies if the MC says it wrong because he could not read your hand writing. If your introduction text is not on your form then please bring it with you on the day and hand it to the Contest Organiser otherwise our MC will just make something up or ask you crazy questions.
  5. TitanCon is a family event so beards and performances must meet PG-13 standards, therefore no nudity. All beards must be worn on the face. Although the TitanCon Lovely Beard Pageant is loosely based on an 80's Miss World beauty pageant we will not be having a swimsuit round. All participants must be clothed in ways deemed appropriate for walking through a public hotel and appearing in front of a panel of judges that may include children.
  6. The decision of the judging panel is final.
  7. TitanCon accepts no responsibility for any lasting effects on your beard. Should you use any of the glue, glitter or other enhancement products provided on your own beard, then you do so at your own risk.

Lovely Beard Contest Entry Form

Natural Beard
Artificial Beard

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