Specsavers Felixstowe are on the hunt for the next Spectacle Wearer of the Year, who will ill £10,000 in cash.

This year Steps superstar Claire Richards, who won the Specs Appeal trophy back in 2017, launched the search.

Claire said: ‘‘I’ve been a glasses wearer for a few years now and I absolutely love it. I love to mix things up and try a geek-chic frame one day and then a sexy cat’s eye the next.

Claire has specs appeal

‘Winning the Specs Appeal award last year was incredibly flattering and it was an honour to share a room with so many proud and fabulous glasses wearers.  I can’t wait to see all the nominees this year – I’m sure there’s going to be some real corkers!’

Glasses wearers from across, aged 16 and over, can put themselves forward for the prestigious accolade. Finalists will attend the uber-glam awards ceremony in London, with one overall winner scooping the top award and cash prize. 

Store director Naeem Kazi said: ‘Spectacle Wearer of the Year is always a great way to celebrate glasses and the people who wear them. I’m looking forward to seeing the entrants.’

Supporting charity with every entry

One pound will be donated to Kidscape for each entry made.  The money raised will help to support the charity in providing practical support to children and families affected by bullying, including advice resources, phone support and workshops. The competition has raised more than half a million pounds for anti-bullying charity Kidscape over the past nine years.

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.

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

Deadline for entries is 1 July 2018.

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