About 250 shaggy men from around the world competed Saturday in 17 different classes of facial hair at the competition in Brighton. It was the first time that the bi-annual event had been held in Britain and coincided with the 60th anniversary of The Handlebar Club, an international club for people with beards and moustaches.

The event has long been dominated by German beard clubs, but the Americans made a strong showing at this year’s competition, taking victories in four categories. Link, via