The 2014 Root Cafe/Arkansas Times Beard Growing Contest 

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Matt Amaro
This year's prize for the beard winners was an engraved flask filled with Rocktown's Arkansas Lightning.
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Fullest beard this year went to Ian "Official Intimidator" Mensik (front).
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KATV's Renee Shapiro, a judge, takes a photo of the back Alex Handfniger's "Hungry Pac-Man," winner of Most Original.
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Grand prize Best in Show winner Nathan Vandiver, of KUAR
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Vandiver, here with emcee Nathaniel Wills, also won Best 'Burns and 'Stache Combo.
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Wills asks about mustache shaping.
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Judge Arshia Khan judges the thickness of eventual double-winner Nathan Vandiver's beard.
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Judges Renee Shapiro and P. Allen smith react.
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Judge Renee Shapiro makes sure that eventual winner Ian Mensik's beard really is as full as it appears.
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Winner Ronnie McDougal has been growing his beard since before he can remember.
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Contestant 40 appears to have the Lifetime Achievement Award for Longest Beard wrapped up, but look out for Jerry Cooper, contestant 43.
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Lifetime Achievement winner for Longest Beard Jerry Cooper had his beard tucked inside his sweat shirt until judging.
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Audience members react to seeing a beard that touches the ground.
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Most Original Beard winner Alex Handfinger reacts to hearing his name called.
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Devin Wilde, winner in the Best 35 and Under category.
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Matt Amaro
This year's prize for the beard winners was an engraved flask filled with Rocktown's Arkansas Lightning.

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