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Beard of Spring nominations open
Lord Falconer was voted Beard of Spring 2016 but is not eligible in 2017 due to shaving
The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has opened up nominations for the Beard of Spring 2017 shortlist.
The shortlist will be announced on Sunday April 2nd with the winner announced on Easter Saturday 15th April
Nominations are invited for the shortlist up to Friday March 31st.
The criteria are as follows:
The nominee must have had a beard at some point during the three months to the end of March 2017.
The nominee must have been noticeable in a public role during the period- for example, sports, the arts, politics
The BLF has added two initial names, Paul Flynn, the MP who led the Parliamentary debate to oppose a State visit by Donald Trump and Colum Eastwood, the SDLP leader who won the Beard of Ireland poll on 17th March