Some of the most notable and influential people in history had beards and mustaches. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that beards are gathering together once again to do some good in the world.

Yes, the 2019 National Beard and Mustache Championships are up for No Shave November (a.k.a. Movember) and some of the greatest beard-lovers came together to have their pictures taken for charity on November 8th and 9th.

This year, the competition is supporting three charities: Oscar Mike, a foundation supporting injured veterans, P.A.W.S of Tinley Park, a no-kill animal shelter, and Together We Cope, a homelessness prevention agency.

The winners have not yet been announced, but that does not stop us from frolicking in the glory of the beard. Greg Anderson, a Las Vegas-based photographer, took on the task of eternalizing the numerous men sporting their unique beards. Check out the top contestants in the championships below.

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Andres Tejeda
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2 months ago

That's epic.

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Kevin Donegan
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2 months ago

Hello. I can't see the beard over those blinding, beautiful eyes!

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Sardonic Scribe
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2 months ago

OMG - plus a million upvotes for the Monty Python reference!!!

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JAYDA SHUTTER
Community Member
2 months ago

Rapunzel but with a beard

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Spikey Bunny
Community Member
2 months ago

Love the photo bomb mustache!

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Sardonic Scribe
Community Member
2 months ago

Now that's dedication!

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Jeff
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2 months ago

That mustache could stab someone!

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Liz Karsa
Community Member
2 months ago

Awwww

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Robin Smith
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2 months ago (edited)

Perfectly understated

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Kevin Donegan
Community Member
2 months ago

Elementary my dear Watson.

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Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
2 months ago

Actually I'm more impressed with the accessories.

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Andres Tejeda
Community Member
2 months ago

Somewhere Wolverine is dying of jealousy from the those sideburns.

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JJM
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2 months ago

Ever wonder why bald men can have fabulous beards and no head hair.

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MagicalUnicorn
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2 months ago

that's hipstering at next level

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MagicalUnicorn
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2 months ago

that's weird combination of cool and repulsive

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Elizabeth Wheeler
Community Member
2 months ago

So handsome.

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hunger games
Community Member
2 months ago

this is crazy... I bet it's crunchy

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JJM
Community Member
2 months ago

I suppose you would have to wear some kind of net on your beard so you can eat without looking like a sloth.

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earringnut
Community Member
2 months ago

The more you know...

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earringnut
Community Member
2 months ago

Mustacheception.

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Bobert Robertson
Community Member
2 months ago

is that a patterned shirt? A fake body? I'm confused

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OTTER
Community Member
2 months ago

It’s the ‘Onion’ again!! Hi Mr Onion head!!!

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Amr Mohamed
Community Member
2 months ago

hipster evolution of blues brothers

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Amanda Robbins
Community Member
2 months ago

That stick going through his head must be painful

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Guinea pig girl
Community Member
2 months ago

Don’t think the mustache will work as well as the real thing

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HalfcupQT
Community Member
2 months ago

Isn't that a woman?

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Mike Serrano
Community Member
2 months ago

do you get good Wi-Fi with that?

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CookieNeerrrrd
Community Member
2 months ago

Nice tie.

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Andres Tejeda
Community Member
2 months ago

The Custer, this one is pretty awesome.

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Pusheen
Community Member
2 months ago

I have nothing special to say

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Amy Broderick
Community Member
2 months ago

I think I'm in love!

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Andres Tejeda
Community Member
2 months ago

love the ZZ top look.

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earringnut
Community Member
2 months ago

He's ok.

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earringnut
Community Member
2 months ago

That is Sikh.

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Dre Mosley
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like flames.

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Kim Bush
Community Member
2 months ago

Epic

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Andres Tejeda
Community Member
2 months ago

He needs the long pipe like Gandalf.

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Kim Bush
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2 months ago

The Ringmaster

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Bobert Robertson
Community Member
2 months ago

Peaky Blinders

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Dorothy Parker
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2 months ago

Growing a belly beard as well?

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Lyone Fein
Community Member
2 months ago

Beautiful natural waves

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Terd Fergison
Community Member
2 months ago

I'm against war, the american military, and the military-industrial complex. Endless war is atrocious. War is hell.

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Kim Bush
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks so soft

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Kim Bush
Community Member
2 months ago

Careful of those ashes

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
2 months ago

i want those glasses

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Lyone Fein
Community Member
2 months ago

Where is this going

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like if he manages to make his neck longer, he'll liberate his head from that beard

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
2 months ago

the beard IS beautiful

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
2 months ago

he is hiding something...

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Christy Noe
Community Member
2 months ago

This for the win

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Kim Bush
Community Member
2 months ago

Awesome

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Andres Tejeda
Community Member
2 months ago

All I hear when I see this picture is "MURICA F*** Yeah!"

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boredpanDaman
Community Member
2 months ago

another woman?

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