Out of 150 Hertfordshire hopefuls who entered the Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition in 2017, one has made it through.

£10,000 cash prize

County entrants submitted their best specs selfies to be in with a chance of being crowned Spectacle Wearer of the Year and scoop a £10,000 cash prize.

Now the sartorial regional finalists have been picked, including the fashion-forward Annie Hawkins from Hertford. It won’t be long until Annie and semi-finalists across the country find out if they’re through to the next stage where they’ll meet, Nadine Coyle at the celeb-packed awards ceremony at London’s 8 Northumberland Avenue on 10 October.

A word from the region’s stores

Speaking on behalf of the region’s stores, David Brett-Williams, ophthalmic director at Specsavers in Luton, said: ‘Our customers are more style-savvy than ever and frame stylists at stores across the county are always on hand to help them find their the frames to best compliment their face shape and personal style.

‘It is no surprise that so many proud specs wearer in the county put they specs in the ring in this year’s Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition. Good luck all the semi-finalists as the competition heats up.’

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