Beard of Winter vote: final 24 hours. Closes midday Mon Jan 30th

In Uncategorized on January 29, 2017 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front

PRESS RELEASE 29th January

Contact Keith Flett      07803 167266

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



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