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Gentlemen, Start Your Octobeards

Today marks the beginning of the celebration of beards and the men who wear them, OCTOBEARD. Join the BuzzFeed staff while we retire our razors for 31 days and you could win awesome prizes and fawning admiration from everyone you know.

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Join us by giving yourself a good clean shave today, then keep that razor far from those rosy cheeks for the next 31 days. The most hirsute among our readers will win awesome prizes and the admiration of millions.

Normal trimming (of the neck and such) is permitted.

Post your starting photo in the comments now to show off that bare face.

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