Charles Dagnall Illtyd Llyr Dunsford
The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has published a rare pictorial guide to the current leaders in the Beard of Winter poll.
They are Illtyd Llyr Dunsford, the winner of the best food producer in the BBC Food Awards 2016 and Test Match Special and NFL commentator Charles Dagnall.
The campaigners say that it is not the length or style of the beard that counts but the impact in the public eye, in other words, the gravitas adding qualities of the beard
BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, the poll has seven days to run and both current leaders could yet end up being shaved for the title but after requests we thought a visual guide would be of some interest.