2017 BEARD GROWING CONTEST
Festival du Voyageur is proud to announce that the Beard Growing Contest presented by Talbot & Associates is back for its 35th edition on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Voyageur Park in the Université de Saint-Boniface Portage Tent! We are proud to partner with the Heart & Stroke Foundation to offer participants the opportunity to take part in a unique competition while supporting a good cause!
Clean shaven category: By registering for the Clean Shaven category, the participants agree to arrive freshly shaven when they sign up on December 15th and 16th 2016 at our office (233 Provencher Blvd.) Contestants will then let their beard grow for 10 weeks until the Festival du Voyageur Beard Growing Contest on Friday, February 17, 2017 at Voyageur Park in the Université de Saint-Boniface Portage Tent! All contestants will also be asked to raise funds for the Heart & Stroke Foundation during their ten-week growing efforts. The Heart and Stroke pledge form can be downloaded here.
Open category: To take part in this category, a participant doesn’t have to be able to grow a beard, all he or she has to do is show their originality and create their own beard! The contestant with the most creative beard will take home the grand prize. Please note that all participants must be 18 and over to participate in the contest.
Voyageur beard category: The Voyageur beard is the oldest category of all, celebrating its 35th birthday this year. In this category, contestants must naturally grow their beard, as long and as thick as they can, without help from chemicals or drugs. Please note that extensions and/or artificial coloration are not allowed. You are not allowed to use hairstyling product.
Novelty: Let your imagination run wild with the groomed mustache or beard category! Here you are allowed to use hairstyling product to craft your beard or moustache in the most imaginative way possible… you can even have the help of a stylist if you’d like! Please note that extensions and/or artificial coloration are not allowed.
Bonus category – Frosty Beard Face: Frosty Face Winnipeg is teaming up with the Festival du Voyageur Beard Growing Contest! Put your beard, natural or knit, to good use this winter and stay warm while being cool. This category is a bonus entry open to all contestants for 2017. All you have to do is go out, enjoy the cold, and thicken your beard with a nice layer of frost. Take a photo and share your beautiful smile on instagram with the tag #FrostyHeHo for a chance to be crowned as the Frostiest Face in Winnipeg.
Please note that ALL contestants participating in any category may raise funds for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
There is no cost to register, however all contestants will need to pay the entry fee to Voyageur Park ($20 for the night or $34 for the week). Participants who will have collected more than $100 in donations will be reimbursed in full the night of the competition.
Registration – Clean Shaven Category
Clean Shaven Registration
When: December 15 and 16, 2016 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Festival du Voyageur offices (233 Provencher Blvd.)
NEW THIS YEAR! Festival du Voyageur asks all participants to arrive freshly clean shaven when registering. We will be taking a photo of you!