Winning specs appeal in Ards

10 April, 2017
Nadine Coyle launches Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2017
Nadine Coyle launches Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2017

Specsavers has launched their annual Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition, and the local Newtownards store on High Street is on the search for a local to be in with the chance of winning £10,000 cash.

Nadine launches The Show

Nadine Coyle, of the multi-platinum, multi-award winning girl group Girls Aloud, took part in a special photo shoot to launch “the show”; the annual search for the Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2017.

Staff from the Newtownards store have planned some nights out to spot some specs-wearing talent in local bars and restaurants, encouraging locals to enter the competition.

So much style

Leigh Nelson, store director at Specsavers Newtownards said: ‘We know there is so much style and so much fashion in Newtownards so we’re determined to find a finalist, or even a winner, from this town this year.

‘The competition is fantastic to be part of, and each entry helps raise funds for anti-bullying charity Kidscape. We’re really impressed that the competition has raised more than £40,000 for the charity in the past six years.’

Love glasses

The competition has five age categories – 16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-59 and over 60s, as well as a Facebook favourite voted for by the public. A winner from each category will win a VIP makeover and the opportunity to mingle with celebrities at the awards in London in October.

To be in with a chance of scooping the biggest accolade in the specs-wearing world, glasses wearers can enter the competition online at

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