One of Burnley’s proudest glasses wearers was honoured this week as they took a step closer to winning the coveted Spectacle Wearer of the Year Award, with a grand prize of £10,000 and a luxury holiday in the Bahamas.

Georgia Berry, aged 20 from Burnley was chosen from hundreds of entries from across the North West and North Wales. Known as the Oscars of the glasses world, the awards celebrate specs wearers from the UK and Republic of Ireland, across four age categories: 16-24; 25-39; 40-59 and 60+.

Speaking about her place as a finalist in the 16-24 category, Georgia said: ‘I’m delighted to have been selected as a finalist in my category for the region. I love wearing glasses, they are the ultimate fashion accessory; I have different colours and styles of frames to match all of my outfits.’

Competition launched by Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh 

The awards were launched by Girls Aloud singer and West End star Kimberley Walsh earlier this year, who Georgia could meet at the awards ceremony if she triumphs in their age category.

David Cleasby, store director at Burnley Specsavers, said: ‘I’m delighted we have a Spectacle Wearer of the Year regional finalist from Burnley this year. Georgia looks great in her frames and we wish her all the best in the competition.’

The awards will be held at London’s 8 Northumberland Avenue on Tuesday 7 October. All age category winners will win a VIP makeover, with one overall winner taking home the ultimate accolade in specs wearing.

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