2021 Beard Growing Contest

The virtual home of the wildest & itchiest beards on the prairies


Shave the date! The 40th Festival du Voyageur Beard Growing Contest takes place virtually this year leading up to Festival du Voyageur!

A Patrik Laine beard won’t make the cut at this contest. Rest asheared, only the wooliest, softest, and curliest of beards will impress our worthy panel of judges. Participants will compete virtually in four categories: Clean-Shaven, Voyageur Beard, Novelty and Open.

Participants will be placed into a random draw for four prizes.

THE CATEGORIES


CLEAN SHAVEN CATEGORY

  • Participants must post a clean-shaven photo of themselves on Instagram between December 18th and 24th with the hashtag #FDV2021BARBE or submit your photo by email in order to register
  • Participants posts final photo on Instagram between Feb 1st and Feb 5th at the latest with the hashtag #FDV2021BARBE or submit your photo by email
  • Participants are encouraged to post a weekly progress photo with the hashtag or by email
  • Please indicate which category you are participating in your post or email
  • All contestants must grow their own beard naturally without help from chemicals or drugs
  • Extensions and/or artificial colouration are not allowed

    OPEN CATEGORY

    • All participants must construct an artificial beard out of any material other than hair
    • Participants posts final photo on Instagram between Feb 1st and Feb 5th at the latest with the hashtag #FDV2021BARBE or submit their photo by email
    • Please indicate which category you are participating in in your post or email 
    • Participants are encouraged to post a weekly progress photo with the hashtag 

      VOYAGEUR BEARD CATEGORY

      • Unlike the Clean Shave, there are no time restrictions in this category, so beard growing can begin at any time
      • Participants posts final photo on Instagram between Feb 1st and Feb 5th at the latest with the hashtag #FDV2021BARBE or submit their photo by email
      • Please indicate which category you are participating in in your post or email 
      • Participants are encouraged to post a weekly progress with the hashtag #FDV2021BARBE
      • All contestants must grow their own beard naturally, to the best of their ability, without help from chemicals or drugs. 
      • Extensions and/or artificial coloration are not allowed

        NOVELTY

        • Contestants are encouraged to be creative! Coloration and hair products are allowed 
        • Artificial extensions are not allowed 
        • Participants post final photo on Instagram between Feb 1st and Feb 5th at the latest with the hashtag #FDV2021BARBE or submit their photo by email
        • Please indicate which category you are participating in in your post or email 
        • Participants are encouraged to post a weekly progress photo with the hashtag 
        • All contestants must grow their own beard naturally without help from chemicals or drugs

        Photo gallery Beard growing contest


        results

        2020

        Clean Shaven: Colin Ward
        Voyageur: Francisco Munilla
        Novelty: Donnie Dazzler
        Open: Tracy Lavallee

         

        Partners & sponsors


        Sacred Mane Beard