World’s Most Epic Beards From 2015 World Beard And Moustache Championships

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The 2015 World Beard And Moustache Championships, held in the town of Leogang in the Austrian mountains, is back with more epic beards and moustaches to marvel at. Over 300 bearded and moustachioed men from 20 different countries descended on this small alpine town to strut their stuff. Austrian photojournalist Jan Heitfleisch took countless photos at the event, and he didn’t just feature the winners – they’re all worth checking out! If you’re looking for facial hair inspiration, read on. To compete next year, check out the championship organization’s website.

Over 300 bearded men from 20 different countries came to Leogang, Austria a few weeks ago

Over 300 bearded men from 20 different countries came to Leogang, Austria a few weeks ago

They came for the 2015 World Beard and Moustache Championships

They came for the 2015 World Beard and Moustache Championships

The men were competing for categories in three groups: moustache, partial beard and full beard

The men were competing for categories in three groups: moustache, partial beard and full beard

The 18 categories in total include best goatee, best stubble and best fashion beard

The 18 categories in total include best goatee, best stubble and best fashion beard

The competition takes place every year or two in a different country

The competition takes place every year or two in a different country

It was hosted by Norway in 2011 and in Alaska in 2009

It was hosted by Norway in 2011 and in Alaska in 2009

Scroll down for more photos of these fascinating contestants and winners!

Scroll down for more photos of these fascinating contestants and winners!