What did you most enjoy about taking part?
Mycroft: I enjoy the whimsy of it. Celebrating something everyday and mundane in a reverential fashion. I love that the beard has the power to bring together and unite people from all walks of life and interests.
Dave: Simply being part of a warm, friendly gathering and meeting new and interesting folk, topped off by a message from a true legend. Seriously, how many people have ever chinned a polar bear in their tent?
Brian Blessed returns this year as patron for the contest & has sent us goodies for the winners! - Ed.
What are your winning tips?
Mycroft: There's a lot of astounding beards in the contest. Character is essential. Be impressive, be memorable!
Dave: Revel in Your eccentricity!
Will you be returning this year to defend your title?
Mycroft: Yes I will. The contest is getting tougher every year though. Of course I would love to win a hat trick but I'm facing some rather bristling competition this year.
Dave: I hope to defend my title this time round, it would be nice to win but it's not just about that eh?
Who is your beard-spiration?
Mycroft: Grizzly Adams, Yoffy and my dad!
Dave: My friend Mark Wainy Wain and the wonderful Brian Blessed!