GLASSES wearers from Redditch aged 16 and over are being urged to take part in a competition to be named the nation’s proudest specs wearer.

Steps superstar Claire Richards recently kicked off the Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2018 – with a £10,000 cash prize up for grabs.

Finalists will attend an awards ceremony in London, with one overall winner scooping the top award and cash prize.

Having picked up the specs appeal gong at last year’s awards, pop star Claire said: "I’ve been a glasses wearer for a few years now and I absolutely love it.

"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 – I’m sure there’s going to be some real corkers.’

James Worton, store director at Specsavers Redditch, said: "We’re asking all glasses wearers in the area to pucker up and share their best selfie. Not only is it perfect opportunity to showcase their personal specs style to the country, each entry helps raise funds for anti-bullying charity Kidscape."

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

The competition has five age categories 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.

Glasses wearers can enter the competition online at

Deadline for entries is July 1.