A Lanark woman has been chosen out of hundreds of people across Scotland as a regional finalist for Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year.

Karen Adam, aged 51 from Lanark, could win £10,000 and a luxury holiday in the Bahamas if she wins, as well as a chance to mingle with the stars at the 20th annual Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards.  

Specs style
Glasses wearers have been showing off their specs style by sharing their selfies online and entering in stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Karen received a bottle of champagne, a certificate and a £150 glasses voucher to celebrate being selected as a regional finalist.

Karen said: ‘It was a fantastic surprise to find out that I’d been shortlisted – I never thought I’d be chosen out of so many people right across Scotland.

‘I can’t wait to hear if I’ve made it through to the final stages of the competition. Getting the opportunity to attend the awards ceremony in London would be very exciting!’

Rubena Kerr, director of Specsavers in Lanark, said: ‘It’s fantastic to have Karen represent Lanark as a Scottish regional finalist. We have our fingers crossed that she’ll make it through to the next stage of the competition.’

Celeb-packed awards
The awards were launched by Spice Girls singer and Heart FM DJ Emma Bunton earlier this year. If she triumphs in her age category, Karen could meet Emma at the celeb-packed awards ceremony at London’s 8 Northumberland Avenue on Tuesday 6 October. 

There are five age categories – 16-24; 25-34; 35-44; 45-59 and 60+, plus a Facebook favourite voted for by the public. All age category winners will win a VIP makeover, with one overall winner taking home the ultimate accolade in specs wearing.

The ultimate Spectacle Wearer of the Year winner will receive £10,000, plus a week’s holiday for two in the Bahamas courtesy of Atlantis Paradise Island and a wardrobe of specs to suit every style. 

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