Whiskerino: Closed Until 2009

Beards Rule. Our fellow Beard Growers Rule. Be nice to everyone.

Rules & Regulations


The contest will officially run from November 1st, 2007 until least February 29th, 2008. Participants unable to fulfill this time period will have their accounts placed within the Whiskerino Hall Of Shame. Participation is still highly encouraged for any amount of time during these dates. Please Note: Contestants agree to post an image at least once every 7 days, with the caveat that posting requirements may become more stringent during the duration. Posting a photo intermittently is unacceptable and will result in placement to the Halls of Shame.

Figure 26

Figure 26:
A proper start for a Whiskerino entry. Notice use of shaving cream. While a barber visit would be a great treat for yourself, it is not required.


You must be clean shaven (see Figure 26). This rule is the foundation of a proper Whiskerino. Allowable hair types: eyebrows, eyelashes, sideburns, nose hair, ear hair. Sideburns must be trimmed to the earlobe (see here for a fine example). Banned hair types: mutton chops, goatee, neck hair, moustaches. No exceptions.


According to Parker Brothers Beyond Balderdash the definition of a whiskerino is "a beard growing contest." Participation in the North American Free Beard Agreement Whiskerino denotes that the participant will grow a beard. Refusal to grow a beard is not in the spirit of the contest. Note: Testerone levels differ in every male and all levels of growth, regardless of density and coverage, are encouraged. As long as the participant is not shaving the participant is growing a beard.


Trimming or shaping of hair growth is highly frowned upon. Participants are highly encouraged to let their beards follow their natural path. 'Sculpting' will be questioned and must be kept to a minimum.


By supplying a photo for upload and display during Whiskerino 2007 the participant enters into an agreement stating the following:

  • The photo is, in fact, the participant (please note: this means all photos must include at least a portion of the participant's beard)
  • The photo has not been altered by digital means in regard to enhancing beard growth, shape, or density.
  • The photo may not contain added text, graphics, or clipart unless in participation with a themed day (this includes iSight camera effects, Photoshop filters and their ilk).

Figure 73

Figure 73:
Photos must be taken "landscape" or in a 4x3 ratio. To crop an existing photo in Photoshop select the marquee and set the style to fixed aspect ratio (4w x 3h) in the properties bar.


Images supplied by the participant must be in JPEG format sized no smaller than 500 pixels in width cropped to a 4 x 3 aspect ratio (see Figure 73). Photos may not contain profane gestures, nudity, hateful imagery, or turkey sandwiches.

Only one image per day may be submitted to the North American Free Beard Agreement Whiskerino 2007. Submission of more than one image per day will result in the previous submitted image to be overwritten and all comments and ratings for that image removed but do what chu gotta do breh.


Failure to comply with the North American Free Beard Agreement Whiskerino 2007 rules and regulations will result in the participants account to be sequestered into the Hall Of Shame. Participants placed within these shameful halls will no longer have access to their account and, thus, image upload will be forever suspended for them. Ridiculing members of the Hall Of Shame is not only allowed but highly encouraged.


Upon completion of the contest there will be official ceremonies announcing the winner. Winning beards will be determined by a variety of criteria including: Beard Official opinions, ratings, overall participation, attendance, beard style, and spirit. Note: Immense facial hair density, girth, and coverage does not neccasarily determine winner. Spirit and Beard Fellowship are the highest ranked criteria according to the North American Free Beard Agreement.

Beard Quotes

Become Inspired

What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.
- Kurt Vonnegut
There is always a period when a man with a beard shaves it off. This period does not last. He returns headlong to his beard.
-Jean Cocteau
Don't point that beard at me, it might go off
- Groucho Marx
He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man
- William Shakespeare
The eyes of fire, the nostrils of air, the mouth of war, the beard of earth.
- William Blake
Beards in olden times, were the emblems of wisdom and piety.
- Thomas Babington Macaulay