Australia's First-Ever Online Competition Is Looking For The Country's Best Mullet
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There isn’t anything more beautiful to come out of Australian culture in recent years than the glorious mullet renaissance.
It really is a fashion and personality statement and is revered in all corners of the country.
There probably isn’t anyone who loves a mullet more than the people at Mulletfest, who, for the first time ever, will be holding an online mullet competition.
Mulletfest is an annual event held in Kurri Kurri that honours the very best of the ‘Business in the Front, Party in the Back’ style.
It was first established in 2018 and has been going strong for five years.
They’ve toured across the country from the nation’s capital to Dubbo, to Alice Springs, and beyond; all in search of the country’s greatest mullet.
They’re super inclusive at Mulletfest as well. They hold competitions in multiple categories including ‘ranga’, ‘grubby’, ‘extreme’, ‘international’, and ‘everyday’ to explore, highlight and champion the different shapes, sizes and colours of a mullet.
Young Australians can also get involved with categories for ages from zero all the way up to 18 years of age.
This year they are celebrating Christmas in July by holding their very first online-only entry competition, which is open to every single mullet-owner in Australia.
Entries close on July 31, with applicants going into one of the previously mentioned categories. The winners will be announced at their Dubbo event on August 20.
Entrants will be asked to upload a photo of their extravagant hairdo and to give a bit of a background story behind their mullet, such as the length of time they’ve had it and why they love their mullet.
It’s all being done for a bit of fun and to raise money for The Mark Hughes Foundation.
This year’s winner of the ‘Everyday’ Mullet in Kurri, Liam Arnold, appeared on Sunrise to talk about the competition and what the winner of the competition would earn.
The people at Mulletfest are opening up the competition to everyone in Australia to find the nation's most glorious hairdo.
Couldn’t ask for anything better.
You’d think being an event surrounded by mullets, Arnold would have seen everything, but when asked by the Sunrise team to name the most extravagant mullet he had witnessed, his description was quite something.
He said: “I think one of the best ones I’ve ever saw, was a bloke who had a few very thick dreadlocks going into a mullet, and he had a spoon attached in his dreadlock.”
Wow, what a sight to see - peak male performance if you ask me.
If you are lucky enough to own a mullet, check out the competition here.