Meadowhall launches its ‘Beard of the Year’ Fathers Day competition

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Does your dad have a great beard?

Mine does. So does my husband, and my little girl squeals in mock horror - aka delight - whenever he rubs it against her face.

Well, this Fathers Day, Meadowhall is giving you the chance to pay tribute to your lovely dad’s facial hair, with its first ever ‘Beard of the Year’ competition. And the Sheffield shopping centre has enlisted a beardy expert, and the owner of arguably the most famous beard in the land to judge the competition – actor and director Brian Blessed!

Simply send a head and shoulder photo of your dad - or dads, you can submit a selfie - along with your name and number, to

All entries will be carefully considered by Brian and a panel of city judges - including yours truly! Best of all, it’s all for charity, with Meadowhall donating £1 to Weston Park Hospital Charity for every entry they receive.