Stylish glasses wearers in Richmond are being given the opportunity to win £10,000 in cash by taking part in Specsavers’ Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2018 competition.

The team at Specsavers in Richmond is encouraging glasses wearers aged 16 and over to enter this year’s competition to be in with a chance of claiming the top prize.

Finalists will also be invited to attend a glitzy awards ceremony in London hosted by Steps singer Claire Richards, with one overall winner being crowned Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2018 on the night.

Lee Penfold, store director at Specsavers Richmond, said: ‘We wish everyone entering this year’s Spectacle Wearer of the Year awards the best of luck, and we’ll also be keeping our fingers crossed for all of our entrants from Richmond.’

In it to win it

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.

One pound 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.

Get involved

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

 Deadline for entries is 1 July 2018.

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