The World Beard and Moustache Championships in Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany on November 2, 2013 will be conducted in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Association of German Beards Clubs. The rules specify that only the German version of the rules, available here, is official.
There are significant differences between the category descriptions that will be in use in Germany and those used at recent World and USA-National Championships. Everyone who intends to enter the competition should read the Rules and Regulations, as well as the category descriptions, carefully.
Competitors at the World Beard and Moustache Championships in Leinfelden-Echterdingen on September 7, 2013, will compete in eighteen separate categories as defined by the Association of German Beard Clubs. The categories are divided into four divisions: Moustaches, Partial Beards, Full Beards, and Trend Beards. The links below will take you to unofficial English translations of the official German category descriptions.