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It’s that time of year again – time to select our beneficiary for our 2018 annual competition for charity. Mark your calendars; we will host our 9th annual competition on Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 319 Event Center. The kids competition will kick off at 5pm with the adult competition starting at 6pm.


The planning has begun for the 2018 Queen City Beard and Moustache Federation Beard and Moustache Competition. In 2017, the QCBMF raised more than $12,000 for the Diaper Bank of the Ozarks. We are excited to begin planning the 2018 competition.

For the ninth annual competition in Springfield, we have decided to ask local organizations to submit proposals sharing why they are the best choice to receive the funds raised at this event. In order to apply, you must be a 501(c)(3) non-profit and must be local to Springfield or the surrounding area. Those are the only requirements for application. Both small and large organizations, as well as those that have previously benefited, will be considered.

If you’re chosen, you’ll receive your check in May 2018.  We would like to plan a follow-up interview with your organization in the fall of 2018, to tell our donors and contributors what you’ve done.

What We Need from You:

1. Who you are. Tell us about the history of your organization and introduce yourselves.
2. What you do. Share your mission and tell us who or what you help.
3. What you wish you could do. We understand that funding is an issue for every nonprofit. Share your plan if you’re the recipient of the funds from the 2018 competition. This might simply involve funding existing operations or might involve a new project. We’d like to know what our contribution can do for your organization.

You’re welcome to write a traditional grant proposal. If this doesn’t suit you, feel free to make us a video, write us a song or create an art project. Provide your submission via email to queencitybeards@gmail.com (if you would prefer to present your submission on paper, please let us know via email and arrangements will be made).

All submissions are due by October 31, 2017. The QCBMF e-board will review all submissions, choose the three best, and take those to the November meeting. At the meeting, all members will join us in selecting our 2018 charity. We will announce the beneficiary of the 2018 competition following the November meeting of QCBMF.

Download and print the PDF of these proposal instructions here.


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