Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2018

11th April 2018

Steps superstar Claire Richards has kicked off the Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2018 competition. A competition that is searching for the UK’s proudest specs wearers, with a £10,000 cash prize up for grabs!

To mark the launch of Specsavers’ annual search for the Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2018, Claire took part in a special photoshoot last month, showcasing her own fabulous specs style.

Chance to Attend Glam Awards Ceremony

Glasses wearers aged 16 and over from across the nation can put themselves forward for the prestigious accolade. Finalists will attend the uber-glam awards ceremony in London, with one overall winner scooping the top award and cash prize.

“I’ve been a glasses wearer for a few years now and I absolutely love it. I love to mix things up and try a geek-chic frame one day and then a sexy cat’s eye the next.”

Claire, Having picked up the Specs Appeal gong at last year’s awards

Claire added: “Winning the Specs Appeal award last year was incredibly flattering and it was an honour to share a room with so many proud and fabulous glasses wearers. I can’t wait to see all the nominees this year!”

Specsavers Spectacle Wearer 2018

Raising Funds for Kidscape

The competition has raised more than half a million pounds for anti-bullying charity Kidscape over the past nine years.

Claire says: “Bullying is an issue that has always been close to my heart so I’m proud to be representing a competition that supports a charity like Kidscape. The work they do to support individuals and families affected by bullying is invaluable.”

The Specsavers 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 be donated to Kidscape for each entry made.

Enter Online

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

Deadline for entries is 1 July 2018.

Head to Specsavers in Garden Square to find out more information and to browse their extensive selection of frames.