Beard of Summer 2017 poll concluding in close shave

In Uncategorized on June 30, 2017 by kmflett

Beard Liberation Front
Media release
30th June
Contact Keith Flett 07803 167266


The Beard Liberation Front, the informal network of beard wearers, has said the poll for the coveted Beard of Summer Award looks like concluding with a close shave at midnight on Friday June 30th.

On the final day of voting the poll had a Welsh flavour with the lead alternating between Cardiff based academic Peter Coles and Caerphilly Assembly Member Hefin David.

The result is revealed after votes have been checked as the conclusion to National Beard Week on Saturday July 1st

The poll is the third of four seasonal Awards that culminates in the Beard of the Year Award at the end of December.

The campaigners say that as ever it is not just the style of the beard but the impact it makes in public

BLF Organiser Keith Flett said, we thought the profile of hirsute musicians at Glastonbury last week might influence the vote but it is turning out to be as unpredictable as the General Election on June 8th

Beard of Summer shortlist
Bill Bailey, comedian
Peter Coles, cosmologist
Hefin David, politician
Michael Eavis, farmer
Guy Garvey, musician
Prince Harry, politician
Harry Kane, footballer
Father John Misty, musician
Ed Sheeran, musician
Stormzy, musician

Beard Week 2017
Mon 26 June: Hirsute Personality 2017 announced: the hirsute person who has made the positive impact in public life during the year. Winner, Jeremy Corbyn MP
Tues 27 June: Beard Friendly Sandwich 2017 announced: the sandwich where the mayo & salad doesn’t get caught in the beard Winner, Cheese & Red Onion
Wed 28 June: Hirsute Broadcaster 2017 announced: will there be a TV news reporter this year for the first time? Winner, Michael Rosen
Thurs 29 June: Pogonophobe of the Year: we name the biggest beard hater of the year. Winner, Paul Nuttall
Fri 30th June: Beard Friendly Employer 2017 announced: are there more than ever to choose from? Cloudwater Brewery
Sat 1st July: Beard of Summer 2017 announced. The third of the four quarterly seasonal Awards leading up to Beard of the Year in December

One Response to “Beard of Summer 2017 poll concluding in close shave”

  1. Reblogged this on In the Dark and commented:
    The excitement is mounting as we go into the last day of voting for `Beard of Summer’…

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