Looking for a fun contest to replace the winter doldrums with hope? You know, the kind of contest that makes you dream of becoming the grand prize winner and jetting to unexplored territory instead of curmudgeonly spewing complaints about the neverending cold? A contest that transforms that glum mug into a smiling countenance coupled with humming vocalization?
Look no further! If you need a contest to cheer you through the 6 more weeks of winter that $#*(*&@^#*@& groundhog inflicted on us all when he saw his shadow yesterday, (and one that excuses you from shaving for 10 glorious weeks), here it is:
Enter the Extremely Mustache Contest
Enter this mustache growing contest to beat the winter doldrums. You can find an entry form, the rules and the prize information here . There will be one grand prize awarded from one of the contest categories and a variety of smaller prizes.
Yeah, you more or less have to be a man to enter the Extremely Mustache Contest, but gals, you can cheer on your man because the grand prize- a trip for 2 to Budapest, Hungary- will accommodate you both. A win-win situation, if your cheerleading spurs him to grow a prize-winning ‘stache in one of 5 competitive categories.
The Pompás Bajusz rewards the most wonderful mustache overall, while Nietzsche caters to the hairiest and Dali the most artistic. If you’re not a mustache guy, have no fear, the Extremely Mustache Contest is inclusive. You can try for the Ned Flanders award for the creepiest or most unsavory mustache, or admit your incompetence at mustache-growing with an entry in the Menudo category, designed to acknowledge the efforts of those doomed to pathetic results.
A sixth category, the Professional, is ineligible for the grand prize. Unlike the other categories, this one allows the winner to showcase pre-grown facial hair. All categories eligible for the grand prize in the Extremely Mustache Contest require the mustache growing contest entrant to enter the competition clean-shaven and grow the magnificent mustache during the contest period.
Women Can Enter the Extremely Mustache Contest, Too
Now to explain the more or less qualifier about Extremely Mustache Contest entry.
While many women would become squeamish at the thought, the Extremely Mustache Contest does include a women’s competition, the Frida. So if the thought of female facial hair doesn’t set you scurrying to the nearest electrolysis center, you too have a chance at winning the grand prize, assuming you can grow facial hair.
Who Decides Which Mustache Wins the Extremely Mustache Contest?
The team of judges for the Extremely Mustache Contest includes a curious panopoly of mustache afficianados including a humor writer, a mustache art curator, an artist, an art historian and critic and a master barber.
What Are My Chances of Winning the Extremely Mustache Contest?
The contest runs from February 1 to April 13, so better get your entry in soon if you hope to snag that grand prize. Your odds of winning the Extremely Mustache Contest? Anyone’s guess, but so far only 37 hopefuls have their starting photos posted on the website so your chances of winning might be exceptionally good.