Specsavers in Gosport is on the lookout for candidates for this year’s Spectacle Wearer of the Year, who will have the chance to win a grand prize of £10,000.

The team at Specsavers Gosport is urging glasses wearers aged 16 and over in the region to submit a selfie of themselves in their specs to the competition. Selected finalists will be invited to London to join Steps singer Claire Richards and other celebrities at a glitzy awards ceremony, where one winner will be announced as the Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2018.

Going for gold 

Philippe Brogan, store director at Specsavers Gosport, said: ‘We’re encouraging all of our customers who wear glasses to get involved with this year’s Spectacle Wearer of the Year. You never know, you may just be one of the finalists competing for the £10,000 grand prize.’

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.

Giving back

£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.

To be in with a chance of scooping the biggest accolade in the specs-wearing world, glasses wearers can enter the competition online at specsavers.co.uk/loveglassecomp. Deadline for entries is 1 July 2018.

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