Jul 3, 2022
We have Erik Nather from the Metropolitan Pogonotrophy Society out of Nashville Tennessee talking about their annual competition, "The Showdown at the Southern Gates" Saturday July 16th. A beard competition to benefit the Tennessee Wildlife Federation which
is one of the largest and oldest organizations in Tennessee dedicated to the conservation of the state’s wildlife and natural resources. More on this great organization by going to- https://tnwf.org/
Metropolitan Pogonotrophy Society
Tennessee Wildlife Federation
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Metropolitan Pogonotrophy Society Presents:
Showdown at the Southern Gates 2022
Facial Hair Competition
LOCATION: Nashville, Tennessee
***July 15, 2022 - MEET & GREET
Location: Lakeside Lounge
***July 16, 2022 - COMPETITION
at Exit/In - https://exitin.com/
Doors open at 5:00 pm CST
Registration 5:00 - 7:00 pm CST
Competition starts at 7:15 pm CST
***July 17, 2022 - FAREWELL BRUNCH
11:00 am CST
CATEGORIES & DESCRIPTIONS:
Full beard with no moustache, STYLING AIDS NOT ALLOWED.
Facial hair grown only on the chin or upper/lower lip, moustache is not required, STYLING AIDS NOT ALLOWED.
Facial hair with shaven chin & hair is optional on the upper lip, STYLING AIDS NOT ALLOWED.
4. Partial Beard Freestyle
Facial hair with gap(s) in places such as cheeks, chin, and/or upper lip styled into any and every shape possible,
STYLING AIDS ALLOWED. Coloring is allowed, extensions, structural supports & false hair are disallowed.
5. Moustache Natural
A natural moustache is any length of hair grown above the upper lip and underneath the nose only, STYLING
AIDS NOT ALLOWED.
6. Moustache Styled
A styled moustache is any length of hair grown above the upper lip and underneath the nose only, STYLING
7. Full Beard Freestyle
A freestyle beard is a full beard, with all parts of the beard and moustache grown, styled with any product, into
any and every shape possible, STYLING AIDS ALLOWED. This category includes the free design and creative
styling of the beard. All full beards that do not qualify for other categories may compete here. Coloring is allowed,
extensions, structural supports & false hair are disallowed.
8. Oppressed Beard
An oppressed beard is a full beard under four inches and not allowed to live up to it’s full potential. Reasons typically
include; oppressive workplace rules, overbearing partners, self-loathing, and genetics. These contestants are
giving all they can while being held back from their full potential. These fine folks have been through enough...
STYLING AIDS ALLOWED.
9. Women’s Most Realistic
Women can have fantastic follicles too! In the realistic category you must create a realistic looking beard by any
means possible using real or synthetic hair. Freestyle designs are allowed by any manner of aid.
10. Women’s Most Creative
A creative category for women that is wide-open to the imagination. Create the most imaginative, creative, and
fantastic beard you can. The choice of materials is completely up to you. The more creative, the better.
11. Groomed Beard
A groomed beard is a full beard, with all parts of the beard and moustache grown, expertly brushed, trimmed,
shaped, and generally maintained, with minimal STYLING AIDS ALLOWED (moustache wax, hairspray to
shape fly-away hairs). Moustache styled is allowed, but not required. Products should be limited to refinements
for overall moustache and beard shape.
12. Full Beard under 12"
A natural full beard is a full beard (less than 12 inches as measured from the lower lip as it lies naturally), STYLING AIDS NOT ALLOWED. The more natural the beard, the better. The mustache should be integrated. Length
is important, but isn’t everything. Mass, density, shape,
color, and overall impression all count.
13. Full Beard over 12"
A natural full beard is a full beard (more than 12 inches as measured from the lower lip as it lies naturally),
STYLING AIDS NOT ALLOWED. The more natural the beard, the better. The mustache should be integrated.
Length is important, but isn’t everything. Mass, density, shape, color, and overall impression all count.
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