Last chance to share a spec-tacular selfie

Be in with a chance to win €12,000 with Specsavers

Be in with a chance to win €12,000 with Specsavers

This is the last chance for Athlone’s most striking specs wearers to show off their style and be in with a chance of winning €12,000 cash.

Keith McCallion, store director, at Specsavers in Athlone is encouraging local glass wearers to upload a selfie to be in with a chance of winning this prize.

‘This is the last chance for people in Athlone to showcase their specs appeal to the whole country. It couldn’t be easier with the deadline being Sunday, July 1.

To enter Specsavers’ annual competition, simply wear your glasses with pride and share your best selfie via the Spectacle Wearer of the Year website and you could be mingling with celebrities at the star-studded awards evening in London.

Steps superstar Claire Richards is encouraging glasses wearers across Athlone to submit their entries for the Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards before the deadline of Sunday, July 1.

Having picked up the Specs Appeal gong at last year’s awards, pop star Ms Richards said ‘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,” commented Ms Richard, “I can’t wait to see all the nominees this year – I’m sure there’s going to be some real corkers!

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.

For each entry made €1 will be donated to the National Council for the Blind, Ireland.

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

Deadline for entries is Sunday, July 1, 2018.


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