28/10/2014 06:26 GMT | Updated 28/10/2014 06:59 GMT

The World Beard And Moustache Championships - In Pictures

The World Beard and Moustache Championships took place in Portland, Oregon, on Saturday - and as a result, we now know who officially has the greatest beard in the world.

And it is... Grand Prize winner Madison Rowley, who himself hails from Portland, and sports this incredible facial hair:

Nearly 300 people took part in the championships, which had 18 categories falling under three divisions: Moustaches, Partial Beards and Full Beards.

From mutton chops to the moustachioed - including someone with Wotsits in his beard - take a look at some of the amazing competitors in our slideshow:

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