The competition is now closed for entries.

We're looking forward to the grand final in London in October - watch this space for further details.

02 July Closing date

Taking home the Specs Style Award was George Shelley, who has been making waves as a musician, presenter and actor. George said: 'Specs have always been a big part of my style. I like to make a fashion statement with them and feel they give me real individuality. The awards are amazing, it's great to celebrate specs style in such a big way.'

A big thank you to the sponsors of the 2016 competition: Jeff Banks, CooperVision, Remdottica, Mondottica, Johnson & Johnson, Safilo, EGO Eyewear, Kering Eyewear, AVM 1969 S.p.A, Aspex Eyewear, D&Company, FGX International, Hilco, Optoplast, Red or Dead, Micron, Seiko and Red Carnation Group.

Presented by The Xtra Factor's Rylan Clark and held at London's 8 Northumberland Avenue, the 2016 awards, saw countless specs-wearing stars grace the green carpet.

Louis Walsh took a break from his normal X Factor duties to be a guest judge at the event, which celebrated ordinary, alongside some more well known specs wearers. David Dickinson, presenter of ITV's The Real Deal, was honoured for decades of proud specs wearing, collecting the Services to Specs accolade. 

Singer Nadine Coyle was awarded the Best Specs Newcomer award, having picked up her first pair of specs last summer, The former Girls Aloud star said: 'I love my new glasses and it was great visiting my local Specsavers store to pick out my first pair - they had a wide variety of styles and ranges and the staff were really helpful, it was a really fun experience!' Being a new specs wearer, I feel honoured to be part of something that celebrates people who wear glasses, whilst also raising money for a children's charity.'

Derek Dubery from County Down crowned Spectacle Wearer of the Year 2016.

Proud specs wearer Derek Dubery stole the show at the 21st annual Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards. Taking to the stage alongside a host of celebrity award winners, the 50-year-old from County Down claimed the title of overall Spectacle Wearer of the Year.

Spectacle Wearer of the Year raises vital funds for anti-bullying charity, Kidscape

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