A Launceston woman has been chosen out of hundreds of people across the South West region as a regional finalist for the Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards.

Chance to win £10,000

Emma Eccles from Launceston 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.

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. Emma was invited to visit her local Specsavers store in Launceston to receive a bottle of champagne, a certificate and a £150 glasses voucher.

Exciting opportunity in Launceston

Specsavers Launceston store director Julia Peggs said: ‘It’s brilliant that one of Launceston’s own has been selected for such an exciting opportunity.

We just want to congratulate Emma and wish her good luck in getting through to the final.’

Emma Bunton

The awards were launched by Spice Girls singer and Heart FM DJ Emma Bunton earlier this year. If Emma triumphs in her age category, she 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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