Specsavers in Kingston-upon-Thames, Putney and Surbiton are on the search for the next Spectacle Wearer of the Year, who will have the opportunity to win a £10,000 cash prize.

The Specsavers stores are calling on local glasses wearers aged 16 and over to enter the competition by submitting a selfie of themselves wearing their specs. Selected finalists will be invited to attend a glitzy awards ceremony in London hosted by Steps singer Claire Richards, with one winner taking the Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2018 crown.

Enter for your chance to win

Guy Loveday, store director at the Specsavers stores, said: ‘We’re aiming to get as many people as possible to enter this year’s Spectacle Wearer of the Year awards, and it would be great if one of customers made it all the way to the finals and scooped the top 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.

How to enter

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.

£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. Spectacle Wearer of the Year has raised more than half a million pounds for anti-bullying charity Kidscape over the past nine years.

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