1st annual fantasy beard championship

AT GENERAL HORSEPLAY in KEY WEST, Florida USA
Monday October 24th

Fantasy Fest Key West 2022 Ron Wolek

Details & Criteria

Welcome to the Ist Annual Fantasy Fest 2022 WOLEK’S FAMOUS BEARD CHAMPIONSHIP,
open to all genders!
CATEGORIES
Competitors can enter any of the categories from 5 groups: 1. Fantasy Fest Beards (categories open to all genders), 2. Beards (full natural beards) 3. Whiskerinas (faux beard hair pieces), MustacheParlor.com 4. Bill Murray Standard Mustaches (natural facial hair of the upper lip), and 5. Partial Beards (Chops, Horseshoes, Hulihee’s, ect.). See detailed competition guidelines below for each categories.
 
JUDGING & AWARDS
In Person competitors will be judged on stage at General Horseplay at 423 Caroline Street in Key West, Florida U.S.A. In Person competitor registration will be open online September 7th, 2022 and also on-site October 24th at 12:00pm at General Horseplay. Natural Beard, Mustache, and Partial Beard competitors are required to check in to General Horseplay to be photographed and receive their competitor credentials and swag from 12:00-4:00pm October 24th. Fantasy Fest Beards, Faux Beards, and Whiskerinas will be required to check in between 3:00pm-4:00pm. On-site competitors will be judged live on stage in front of a audience at General Horseplay. Winners will be announced at a trophy ceremony at 8:00pm. Online competitor photos will be viewed by second set of judges independent from MustacheParlor.com and General Horseplay and be announced at the conclusion of Fantasy Fest on November 1st; to celebrate the first day of “Movember 2022”.

The judging panels are composed of three judges and one tie-breaker will be appointed on Oct 24th in the event of three way ties. All scoring will follow guidelines set by the National Beard & Mustache Association’s competition standards. Scoring will be tallied by an independent official not part of the judging panel. 

A ‘Most Popular’ award will be given to the competitor with the highest likes on the @GeneralHorseplaykw instagram page and an additional Best In Show award will be given to the highest scoring beard in all categories. The ‘Best in Show’ award will be announced at the conclusion of the Oct. 23rd trophy ceremony. (In the event of a tie, the ‘Best in Show’ award will be given based on audience applause.). Voting for the The “Most Popular” award will remain open on Instagram and a winner will be declare at 4:00pm on Saturday Oct. 29th to commemorate Fantasy Fest Day 2022.

Winners of all 5 categories will be awarded 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes and a certificate of honor. Trophies will be awarded for Best in Show and Most Popular. Plus surprises.

ENTRY FEES & DONATIONS
At the heart of every beard competition is inclusion and charity. Our In Person and Online entry fees are a remarkably low $2 per category to allow you to enter as many categories as you wish. For those with more to give, there is an additional donation option at the registration checkout, to support our local charities of choice Sister Season Fund (www.sisterseason.com), and the ReMARCable Fantasy Fest Bead Recycling Project (https://www.fantasyfest.com/marc-house/)
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
After signing up and registering for the Oct. 24th MoustacheParlour.com Fantasy Fest 2022 1st Annual Competition, you will receive detailed information for the online and General Horseplay Fantasy Fest Key West Competitions’s protocols. A invitation will be sent to each competitor for a exclusive competitor facebook page set up for the competition at facebook.com/beardchampionship where the competition will post updates and answer questions. Competitors may also message the administrator through facebook messenger user @beardchampionship or on instagram messenger @beardchampionship. These accounts are frequently monitored by the championship administrator.
 
The official contest email address is beardchampionship@gmail.com and the official twitter account is @beardchampions.
 
Please also follow the Instagram accounts @generalhorseplaykw, @officialfantasyfest, @mustacheparlor.com, @famouswolek and @captronwolek to like and follow other contest related posts.
 
THE EVENT
General Horseplay will be hosting the biggest Beard & Mustache Bash in island history giving center stage to beardos and whiskerinas from 4:00-8:00pm and will be hosted by popular Key West celebrity @ElleTaylor. Following the trophy ceremony there will be a victory bash at 8:00pm with live music and two bars stacked with anything a beardo would need to uncork and celebrate making history by attending the 1st annual Fantasy Fest beard championship. Competitors are encourage to come early to registration because the bar will be open at 12:00pm.

Fantasy Beard Categories

Categories open to all genders, using natural or creative hair pieces and materials

Fantasy Beards

Beards with multiple vivid neon colors only, can be natural or hair pieces made from any material. Open to all genders.

Realistic Whiskerina & Whiskerinos

False facial hair pieces made to look like real natural beards and mustaches. This category is limited to hair pieces only. Materials are restricted to human, animal, or synthetic hair. Open to all genders.

Glitter Mer-Beards

Aquatic Glitter added to natural beards or hair pieces, made of any material, and may also be adorned with objects originating from the sea.Open to all genders.

Flower Power Beards for Whiskerinas & Whiskerinos

Crafted, false facial hair in a beardish or otherwise beard-like in shape and nature. The creation must be able to hang freely from the face or general head/upper torso area without consistent help from the appendages of the wearer. No restrictions on materials used. Open to all genders.

Build-A-Beard

A beard made out of anything but hair; you can be creative and make a beard sculpture out of whatever crazy material you want. As long as it kinda looks like a beard you might win a trophy.

Decorative Beards

Put anything you want in your beard, go crazy! open to natural beards, hair pieces, or beards made of any materials. Open to all genders.

Freestyle Beards & Partial Beards

Any freestyle beard that is styled with the base facial hair used having the recognizable characteristics of a Full Beard and does not fit into any other natural beard category. Stying aids are required and limited to natural beards only; no additional materials allowed.

Santa Claus Natural Beard aka "All Days For A Holidaze"

A well presented full and white natural  beard, and also the overall groomed presentation. Grooming Aids permitted, any length accepted.

Santa Claus Traditional Beard

A well presented full  Santa beard with full styled mustache, and also the overall Santa presentation. Grooming Aids permitted in the beard, any length accepted. Open to all genders.

Beard Categories

Categories open to people with full, natural beards

Under 4 inch Natural Beard / Barry Gibb Bee Gees Tribute

A well presented full beard, and also the overall groomed presentation. Grooming Aids permitted, under 4″ length accepted. 

A Hard Rock Tribute category to Barry Gibbing. 

4-8 inch Natural Beard / John Lennon 'Bed Peace' Memorial

A well presented full beard, and also the overall groomed presentation. Grooming Aids permitted, 4-8″ length accepted.

A Hard Rock tribute to John Lennon and his Give Peace A Chance Album.

8-12 inch Natural Beard / Jerry Garcia Memorial

A well presented full beard, and also the overall groomed presentation. Grooming Aids permitted, 8-12″ length accepted. 

A Hard Rock tribute to Jerry Garcia from the Grateful Dead.

over 12 inch Natural Beard / Dusty Hill Memorial

A well presented full beard, and also the overall groomed presentation. Grooming Aids permitted, over 12″ length only accepted.

A Hard Rock Tribute to Dusty Hill.

Ernest Hemingway / Silver Business Beard

A well presented full silver beard, and also the overall groomed presentation. Grooming Aids permitted, under 3″ lengths accepted.

Groomed Beard with Styled Mustache

A well presented full  beard with full styled mustache, and also the overall groomed presentation. Grooming Aids permitted in the beard.

Mustache Categories

Categories open to people with classic, natural moustaches

Sgt Pepper's Lonely Natural Mustache

A well presented natural mustache, with no Styling Aids present. All hair growing from more than 3/4” past the corner of the mouth must be shaved. Any length of mustache is accepted.

Handle Bar Syled Mustache

Styled mustaches with open curl or loop on both sides. All hair growing from more than 3/4” past the corner of the mouth must be shaved. Styling Aids permitted. 

I Wish I Had a Pencil Thin Groomed Mustache

A narrow, slender groomed and trimmed mustache with hairs extended outward from the middle of the upper lip. All hair growing from more than 3/4” past the corner of the mouth must be shaved. Styling Aids permitted.

Partial Beard Categories

Categories open to people with facial hair other than full beards or classic moustaches

Horseshoe or FuManchu Mustache

All area more than 3/4″ past the corner of the mouth horizontally must be clean shaven, and the chin area is shaved as well. The mustache and partial beard hairs are permitted to grow from the face descending vertically towards the jawline and beyond. The tips of the mustache extend downward. Styling aides are permitted. No false hair pieces or added materials allowed.

Mutton Chops or Side Burns

Includes any facial hair along the sides of the jaw, with a minimum 1.5” width (razor width) shaven chin. May also include mustaches, Hulihees, or Friendly’s. Grooming airs are permitted and encouraged. No false hair pieces or added materials allowed.

Goatee

Goatees should have a minimum 3″ gap or shaved skin between the bottom of the ear and the beginning of the goatee. Mustaches are permitted but not required. Grooming aids are permitted and encouraged. No false hair pieces or added materials allowed.

Whaler

Natural beard without a mustache. Cheeks can shaved or unshaved. Grooming Aids permitted. No false hair pieces or added materials allowed.

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