The nonprofit Prevent Blindness America is accepting applications for its 2012 Most Beautiful Eyes Contest, which awards a student up to 17 year old with a $10,000 educational scholarship.
Through July 31, parents can enter their children by submitting a photo to the group’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/preventblindness. The contest is sponsored by Marchon Eyewear, Eagle Eyes Optics, Real Kids Shades and Walters Golf.
“Keeping our children’s eyes healthy has been a top priority since our organization was founded in 1908,” Hugh R. Parry, Prevent Blindness America president and CEO, said in a news release. “Through the Most Beautiful Eyes Contest, we hope to remind parents of the important role that healthy vision has in a child’s development and potential performance in school.”
From Aug. 1 to 31, the public will be able to vote online for their choice in the contest. The first 50 entries will receive a free pair of RKS Sunglasses. Each state will have one winner, which will advance to the second round of voting. All state winners will receive a free pair of Eagle Eyes Optics Rock-It Sunglasses for Kids that includes a kids’ Fisher Space Pen.
Broadcaster Larry King will serve on the celebrity panel of judges as well as “Fox NFL Sunday” Host Curt Menefee and actress Barbara Eden, best known for her leading role in the television classic, “I Dream of Jeannie.”
The national winner and two family members will enjoy a weekend in Chicago to attend the Prevent Blindness America Annual Awards Banquet on Nov. 2, where the $10,000 educational scholarship will be officially awarded.
For more information about the contest, visit preventblindness.org or call toll-free 800-331-2020.