I’m part of the beard community in the South West. In my most recent competition, at the awesome Oxford Beard Festival, I won best handmade beard which was my first ever win.
In 2023 there is the World Beard Competition in Germany and 2025 it’s in Bristol! It’s a thing. Admittedly a niche thing.
I’m modelling a fortune telling beard I created for British Beard and Moustache Championships in Bath in this picture with Captain Fawcett Limited as the photographer.