Prevent Blindness America Announces State Winners of Most Beautiful Eyes Contest
- National Winner to Receive a $10,000 Educational Scholarship-
CHICAGO (Sept. 10, 2013)– Prevent Blindness America has announced the state winners of its 2013 “Most Beautiful Eyes Contest.” From June 24- July 31, parents were asked to submit a photo of their child, aged 17 or younger to the Prevent Blindness America Facebook page. From Aug. 1-31, members of the public were encouraged to go online and vote for their favorite entries once per day.
All state winners will receive a free pair of Real Kids Shades (RKS) sunglasses and a copy of the new book, “Jacob’s Eye Patch” by Beth Kobliner Shaw and Jacob Shaw. And, all state winners advance to the final round of judging for a chance to win a $10,000 educational scholarship from Marchon Eyewear. Additional contest sponsors include Eagle Eyes® Optics and Walters Golf.
The national winner will be determined by a celebrity panel of judges that includes ORA-TV’s Larry King, “Fox NFL Sunday” Host Curt Menefee, actress Barbara Eden, and author and financial journalist Beth Kobliner Shaw. The national winner and two family members will enjoy a weekend in Chicago to attend the Prevent Blindness America Annual Awards Banquet on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, where the scholarship will be officially awarded.
“We want to congratulate all of those who participated by entering and placing their votes. This year, the Contest generated close to 50,000 online votes!” said Hugh R. Parry, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness America. “We hope everyone had a fun time as well as took a moment to remember the importance of healthy vision, especially for our kids.”
For more information about the Most Beautiful Eyes Contest or general children’s eye health and safety, please visit preventblindness.org, facebook.com/preventblindness, or call (800) 331-2020.