07/01/2013 06:46 GMT | Updated 09/01/2013 13:02 GMT

European Elvis Championships Take Place In Birmingham (PICTURES)

Benjamin Franklin said that nothing in this world was certain except death and taxes - but he clearly made a grave mistake in forgetting to include 'annual Elvis impersonator conventions'.

And it was the city of Birmingham's turn to be all shook up at the weekend, when it hosted the European Elvis Championships - a competition which is, according to its website, "often copied, but never equalled". Not unlike the great man himself, of course.

And in a sure sign that we're getting old, those Elvis impersonators really are looking younger every year...

From tiny hound dogs (hound puppies?) to great big hunks (o' love), check out some of the contestants and more in our slideshow of pictures from the championships...