It's the world title where winners tend to run in the family - and a short nose definitely won't be enough to get contestants on the podium.
Organisers of the Long Nose World Championship in Langenbruck, Germany, are looking for the pick of new entrants for this year's final in June.
"We judge both length and width and we are looking for new blood this year because we don't just want to see the same old faces again.
"There must be people out there with gigantic noses we just haven't seen so we want to get that new talent in," said one steward.
Current men's world champ Josef Dewold measures up at nearly five inches while women's title holder Margot Sikora's reaches just more than four inches.