Saturday, 1 September 2007

Rules of Judging: World Beard and Moustache Championships

A list of the rules of judging for the 2007 World Beard and Moustache Championships (which have just taken place). For more info, including descriptions of beard and moustache categories, see the website here

1. In the morning of the competition, each competitor will attend a 'pre-judging' where the intended category is confirmed.

2. The participants of each class will be presented in a group, then individually to the jury which consists of seven persons who will give their votes in secret.

3. Each jury member will give a score of between 5 and 10 points to each entrant. Half points are possible.

4. The points 10, 9.5 and 9 can only be given once by each judge in each class.

5. The highest and lowest points for each entrant will not be included in the total score.

6. The positions first, second and third must be decided clearly. In the event of equal scores, a second vote will be conducted.

7. Protest of any decisions of the judges will incur disqualification from the competition.

8. Every participant receives a diploma. The three winners of each class will receive a prize.