We can all agree that all beards are magnificent, but that doesn’t tamper the competitive spirit in our whiskers. We still want to know “What makes one beard better than another?

Now we have Beard Duel to help us answer those questions. Beard Duel pits photos of bearded men and women against each other in head to head competition, then tracks the votes. Vote tallies can be see in the overall gallery.

Beard Duel
www.beardduel.com/duel

Despite its simplicity there is a lot of strategy to be found here. Do you vote strictly on the quality of the beard? Do you add points for the use of props? or do you take them away? Do you let emotion get in the way of raw, clinical analysis? What if one photo has a man staring at the camera with a beautiful beard, but the other has a man with an almost as beautiful beard staring into the eyes of a baby boy he is cradling in his arms? What do you do?

I’d say like 90% of dudes are hot with a beard.
-Alexa, Beard Lover

I got in touch with Megan Levi of RFI Studios, the creators of Beard Duel to ask some questions. According to Megan, Beard Duel originated from a sticky note she had written to herself with the words “beard duel” on her desk.

What is Beard Duel? 
Beard Duel is simple gratuitous fun for the Bearded and non-Bearded individual.

What impact on society do you see Beard Duel having?
Beard Duel is kind of an examination of the power of a good idea. The internet provides value and news and all sorts of important things, but also the internet is made for fun! Beard Duel is an accessible way for people to have gratuitous fun. 

If you could have one Bearded celebrity endore Beard Duel who would it be?
Zach Galifianakis – he’s very consistent with his beard, it’s part of his persona. Plus the Beard Trophy would look stately on the table of the Between Two Ferns set. 

Beard Duel votes leader as of 12/8/14
Beard Duel votes leader as of 12/8/14

Will there be a Beard Duel Winner? And besides the respect of their enemies what will they win?
There is no end in sight right now. At some point we might add a Best Beard of the Week . 

At this point we delved off the deep end discussing the merits of some beards over others and the possibility of a NCAA March Madness-style tournament to determine who has the best Beard of them all. A concept we at SoCal Sessions are strongly behind. Make it happen Beard Duel. There can be only one!

What makes a beard more powerful, more regal, more impactful? Beard Duel is our opportunity as a society to seek out those answers. Our hope is that over time Beard Duel evolves. It creates a society of Beard-Appreciators, and, eventually, it becomes the method by which we choose our Bearded leaders. By simply pitting photos of one bearded man or woman against another Beard Duel has given us the power. How we use that power is still up to us. Tag your bearded Instagram photos with #BeardDuel to compete.

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