Steps superstar Claire Richards has kicked off the search for Ireland's proudest specs wearers – with a €12,000 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, showcasing her own fabulous specs style.

Chance to attend glam awards ceremony 

Glasses wearers aged 16 and over 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.  

Having picked up the Specs Appeal gong at last year’s awards, pop star Claire says: ‘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.

‘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!’

Raising funds for NCBI

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.

One euro will be donated to NCBI 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

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