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Gentlemen, start your 'staches

Pick your hirsute horsey, race fans! It's time for the second annual Arkansas Times/Root Cafe Beard Growing Contest. Seen below are the 20 jaw bush cultivators who showed up for our official "Shave-In" on Feb. 11, having their fresh-shorn cheeks photographed as proof of a fair start. Between now and noon Saturday, March 1, the day of the official judging at Main Street's Bernice Gardens in Little Rock, these 20 will grow their face hair to maximum length and beauty for cash and prizes. Categories include Fullest Beard, Most Original Beard and Best 'Burns and 'Stache Combo. Judges will be KATV movie critic Renee Shapiro, green thumb guru P. Allen Smith and photographer Arshia Khan. There'll also be prizes awarded for those who register at the event in "lifetime achievement categories," Longest Beard, Best Santa Claus Beard, Best 35 and Under, and Best Aging Hipster Beard. Currently, this writer's money is riding on the imposing monobrow of Ian Mensik, who apparently grew some stubble while waiting in line for the camera. Clearly a promising young Grolympian.

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