Organizers Cancel 40th Annual Ernest Hemingway Look-Alike Contest The July contest typically attracts a nice crowd. Organizers point out, however, that it's easier to grow a snowy beard if you're on the older side — putting contestants at higher risk for COVID-19.

Organizers Cancel 40th Annual Ernest Hemingway Look-Alike Contest

Organizers Cancel 40th Annual Ernest Hemingway Look-Alike Contest

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The July contest typically attracts a nice crowd. Organizers point out, however, that it's easier to grow a snowy beard if you're on the older side — putting contestants at higher risk for COVID-19.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. Sad news for Ernest Hemingway fans - organizers have canceled the 40th Annual Hemingway Look-Alike Contest in Key West due to the pandemic. This July contest typically attracts a nice crowd. But organizers point out it's easier to grow a snowy beard if you are on the older side, putting contestants at higher risk. For now, wannabe Papas can indulge in more solitary Hemingway-inspired pastimes like fishing, writing or drinking.

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