Specsavers in Morden and Wimbledon are calling on local glasses wearers to get involved in this year’s Spectacle Wearer of the Year, which will see one winner walk away with an amazing cash prize of £10,000.

The stores are urging customers aged 16 and over to enter Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2018 by sending in selfies of themselves showing off their specs. A number of regional finalists will be selected to attend a dazzling awards ceremony in London, where the overall Spectacle Wearer of the Year will be crowned by Steps singer Claire Richards.

Road to the final

Andrew Kemp, director at the Specsavers stores, said: ‘Spectacle Wearer of the Year is a great way to celebrate glasses wearers across the UK and, with a £10,000 prize up for grabs, we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for a winner from the local area.’

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.

£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. 

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.

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