The National Beard and Moustache Series will be a series of bearding events utilizing standardized rules and procedures. It is anticipated that the series will begin in January, 2014 once all rules and procedures are in place. Competitors who enter any of the series events may compete in addition for the title Beardsman of the Year, to be honored at the 2014 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Portland, Oregon and at future annual competitions held by Beard Team USA each year. Contestants who place in series events will be awarded points based on the results and size of the series event.
Beard Team USA will promote all series events.
Any event that meets the following requirements will qualify for inclusion in the series:
1. The competition must be open to all. The sole exception is that, if an event is held at an age-restricted venue, the competition may be restricted to those who meet the age requirements of the venue.
2. The judges must be impartial. No judge who is personally acquainted with any of the contestants may judge the category in which such contestant competes. No member of a beard club may judge a category in which any member of the judge’s club competes.
3. The competition must be conducted in accordance with the standardized rules that are still in development.
4. The rules and category descriptions must be made public in advance of the competition. The contestants’ scores must be made available to the public either at or as soon as possible after the competition. Open voting is encouraged by not required.
Please contact Phil Olsen for further information.