Thank you to the 126 MEAN BEARD contestants from 23 countries who entered the 2017 MEANest BEARD Worldwide Contest, making this one the best yet! The number of contestants doubled over the 2016 contest. There were so many powerful stories attached to these men and the significance of their beard and why they grew it. They all have a different story, and they all share the same passion - a great passion for the beard. By attaching the meaning behind their beard, it becomes symbolic, it becomes a MEAN BEARD.
A short brief is written on each photo here in the Contest Photo Gallery.
You can read the full stories and view each contestant's photo featured on MEAN BEARD Instagram & Facebook.
This is going to be a very difficult decision, the MEAN BEARD 10 Judge Panel will determine and announce the: Top 12 on January 12th, Top 3 on January 15th & Winner on January 17th.
Good luck to all!