Calling all frame fashionistas in Fareham – your local Specsavers store is encouraging you to enter this year’s Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition for the chance to take home £10,000 in cash.

Specsavers Fareham is on the lookout for local glasses wearers aged 16 and over to enter into Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2018.

Selected finalists in the competition will join Steps singer Claire Richards and other high-profile guests at a glamorous awards ceremony in London, where an overall winner will scoop the grand prize.

Claim to fame

Simon Wain, store director at Specsavers Fareham, said: ‘The Spectacle Wearer of the Year awards are always an exciting time for us at the store, and we’re hoping to see some winners coming from Fareham this year.’

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

Making a difference

£1 will also be donated to Kidscape for each entry made, with the money raised helping to support the charity in providing practical support to children and families affected by bullying. Spectacle Wearer of the Year has raised more than half a million pounds for anti-bullying charity Kidscape over the past nine years.

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

Deadline for entries is 1 July 2018.

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