Having a beard these days is so much more than just keeping your face warm in the winter, it's a fashion statement, a confirmation of your manliness if you like.
So with the facial hair popularity at an all time high and knowing these days you can make a competition out of anything, who is there to dictate a winner? The US National Beard and Moustache Championships, that's who. So with the help of the wonderfully talented photographer Greg Anderson, the we bring you some of the more popular entries from this years competition.
Also, check out the video at the bottom of the post by Thrash Lab, who specifically covered the event this year.