Competition: Could you be the specs wearer of the year?

Just a week remains to enter Specsavers’ annual Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition, to be in with the chance of winning a modelling contract with MOT Models.

With the overall winner also scooping a fortnight in Barbados or St Lucia, courtesy Almond Resorts and Virgin Holidays and a makeover with TV celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton, there is still a lot at stake.

This year’s Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition was launched by actress and Strictly Come Dancing winner Kara Tointon.

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The competition is open to men and women aged 16 and above who are current specs wearers or wear glasses for fashion purposes. The competition runs until Saturday July 30 in all Specsavers stores and online at

Kara Tointon says: “I love wearing my glasses so I am very excited to be a part of this year’s competition. It’s amazing how a pair of glasses can completely change your look. They can transform you from dowdy to fabulous in a flash!

“In my own case, glasses are my friend because not only have they helped me see, they have also helped me counter my dyslexia through the use of coloured lenses which aid me in learning my lines for acting out scenes.

Ellen Conquest, store director at Specsavers in Aylesbury, says: “We see so many people in the store who look absolutely amazing in their glasses.

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“The Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition gives us the opportunity to shout about the talent right on our doorstep who wear their specs with pride and plenty of style – and who are great role models for younger specs wearers to aspire to.’

Regional finalists will be announced in August and the celeb-packed grand final, hosted by TV’s Gok Wan, will be held at Battersea Power Station in London on November 15.

The winner will scoop a one year modelling contract with top London agency MOT Models, a two week premier, all-inclusive holiday for two in Barbados or St Lucia courtesy of Virgin Holidays and Almond Resorts with £250 worth of spending money, a makeover with TV celebrity hairdresser Andrew Barton, a year’s supply of skincare products from Simple, a fantastic goody bag including hair and skincare products, a £150 Specsavers eyecare voucher and the coveted Spectacle Wearer of the Year trophy.

Entries can be made by visiting any Specsavers store or by logging on to

You can also follow the Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition on Facebook