Specsavers has kicked off its search for 2018’s Spectacle Wearer of the Year with a £10,000 cash prize up for grabs – but could it again be someone from Essex?

Alex Miller from Silver End was the national winner of the competition in 2017, while five other entrants from Essex were chosen as regional finalists – more than any other county in the UK and Ireland – suggesting Essex residents are the most glamorous glasses wearers in Britain.

Are Essex residents the most glam specs wearers?

The competition is open to five age categories  – 16-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-59 and over 60s – plus a Facebook favourite voted for by the public. From each of these categories 10 regional finalists will be picked and a winner from each category will win a VIP makeover and mingle with celebrities at the awards in October in London.

Raising money for Kidscape

Specsavers donates one pound to Kidscape for each entry. Over the past nine years the competition has raised more than half a million pounds for the anti-bullying charity, which provides practical support for children and families affected by bullying, including advice resources, phone support and workshops.

For a chance of winning this spec-tacular accolade, glasses wearers can enter the competition online at specsavers.co.uk/loveglassecomp. Deadline for entries is 1st July 2018.


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