Beard Liberation Front
PRESS RELEASE 29th January
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Beard of Winter vote enters final 24 hours
The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said thatthe poll for the coveted Beard of Winter 2017 Award has entered its final 24 hours. It closes at midday on Monday 30th January with the winners declared on 31st January
Archers scriptwriter Keri Davies is currently bearding Illtud Llyr Dunsford (The Charcutier) the winner of the 2016 Best Food Producer in in Awards hosted by Radio 4’s The Food Programme, with Charles Dagnall commentator on Radio 5’s Test Match Special and NFL coverage lying third.
The shortlist ranges from journalists to, writers, footballers and Chief Executives, but as usual, the key point is whether their beard is helping to create a positive image of the hirsute in public life.
It is the first of four seasonal awards that lead to the Beard of the Year Award in December 2017.
The Beard of Winter focuses both on fuller organic beards, suitable for winter weather but also on beards that have made an early New Year impact in the public eye.
BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, the last 24 hours of voting is crucial and the lead can often change several times in the last 24 hours as hairs are split.
The poll closes at midday Monday January 30th
Beard of Winter shortlist
Charles Dagnall, broadcaster
Keri Davies, Archers, scriptwriter
Evan Davis, presenter Newsnight
Illtyd Llyr Dunsford, Award winning charcutier
Mark Gatiss, writer
Olivier Giroud, footballer
Andrew Gwynne, Labour MP
Harnaam Kaur, Award winning female beard wearer
Simon Stevens, NHS CEO
Mick Whelan, General Secretary, ASLEF