– Every State will Have a Winner, Advance to Final Round of Judging from Celebrity Panel –
CHICAGO (Aug. 1, 2013) – The online voting period begins today to determine the state winners and national finalists for the 2013 “Most Beautiful Eyes Contest” from Prevent Blindness America. From August 1-31, the public is encouraged to place online votes at the contest site, facebook.com/preventblindness, once every 24 hours, for their choice of the child with the most beautiful eyes.
Each contestant who receives the most votes from each state (void where prohibited) will receive a free pair of RKSsunglasses and a copy of the children’s book “Jacob’s Eye Patch” by Beth Kobliner Shaw and her nine-year-old son Jacob Shaw.
State winners will also advance to the final round of voting where the overall winner will be determined by a celebrity panel of judges. The celebrity panel includes broadcaster Larry King, host of “Larry King Now” on Ora.tv, “Fox NFL Sunday” host Curt Menefee, actress Barbara Eden, and author and financial journalist Beth Kobliner Shaw.
The grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 educational scholarship from Marchon Eyewear. Additional contest sponsors include Real Kids Shades (RKS), Eagle Eyes® Optics and Walters Golf. 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 $10,000 educational scholarship will be officially awarded.
“We want to thank everyone who has entered the Contest and wish them the best of luck,” said Hugh R. Parry, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness America. “It is our hope that through this Contest, we can raise awareness about the importance of healthy vision fr our kids.”
For more information about the Most Beautiful Eyes Contest or general children’s eye health and safety, please visit , facebook.com/preventblindness, or call (800) 331-2020.