This German town hosted the annual Beard Olympics
LOCATION: Eging am See, Germany
Around 100 proud beard wearers took part in the contest
Categories included ‘Mustache Dali’
‘Full Beard Natural with Styled Upper Lip’
One of the winners, Ralf Schulz, has been wearing his beard for seven years
So what's the secret behind the best-groomed beard?
(SOUNDBITE) (German) FUTURE PRESIDENT OF EAST BAVARIAN BEARD AND MOUSTACHE CLUB, CHRISTIAN FEICHT, SAYING:
"Hairspray and hairdryer are the two basic things, which are used most. On the mustache you use mustache wax, some swear by wax, some swear by hair mousse, but the good old hairspray and the hairdryer are the basic things."