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The Love Eyewear Awards are back for 2023 and we cannot wait to welcome you for a busy evening of celebration and entertainment

Dedicated to celebrating the sector, the Love Eyewear Awards launched in 2020 to champion and promote eyewear amongst independent and major designers, manufacturers, and retailers. The response was phenomenal, and our panel of eyewear bloggers and stylists had an extremely difficult time judging the entries.

Timeline & Deadlines

Making a submission is quick, easy and free online; companies can nominate themselves or be nominated. Entries for all award categories will be reviewed and shortlisted by a prestigious jury of eyewear bloggers and stylists.

Entries open Monday 12th September
Entries close Monday 28th November 
Judging open Monday 5th December
Shortlist announced Monday 16th January 2023
Awards ceremony Saturday 25th February 2023

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Award Categories

New Designer 2023

This award is for new eyewear designers who have entered the industry in the last 3 years and have made an instant impact with unique and notable frame designs. The judges will be looking for someone who can become the next big international name in frame design. The awards is open for nominations as well as direct entries. 

Shortlist to be announced soon...

Women's Frame of the Year

The winning frame for this category will be selected from any price point and will be judged on the uniqueness of the design, the appeal to the consumer, and the design that sets the trend for 2023.

 

 

Shortlist to be announced soon...

Women’s Sunglasses Frame of the Year

The award for sunglasses frame of the year will go to a design that breaks the mould, and matches comfort with practicality, this category will include sport and fashion frames, and can be from any price point.

 

 

Shortlist to be announced soon...

Men's Frame of the Year

The winning frame for this category will be selected from any price point and will be judged on the uniqueness of the design, the appeal to the consumer, and the design that sets the trend for 2023.

Shortlist to be announced soon...

Men’s Sunglasses Frame of the Year

The award for sunglasses frame of the year will go to a design that breaks the mould, and matches comfort with practicality, this category will include sport and fashion frames, and can be from any price point.

Shortlist to be announced soon...

Unisex Frame of the Year

The winning frame for this category will be selected from any price point and will be judged on the uniqueness of the design, the appeal to the consumer, and the design that sets the trend for 2023.

Shortlist to be announced soon...

Luxury Frame of the Year

The luxury frame award will go to the design that encapsulates what luxury means in 2023. Judges will be looking for a frame that oozes style and panache, and that lives up to the luxury price tag. The entering criteria is minimum RRP £300.

Shortlist to be announced soon...

Kids Frame of the Year

This award will go to the best frame design for children. Judges will be looking for a frame that is comfortable for a child and durable, and that has been designed with to appeal to a younger generation.

 

Shortlist to be announced soon...

Sustainable Frame of the Year

This award will go to the unisex frame which is the most sustainable. Judges will be looking for a frame which has been manufactured and crafted locally and in sustainable way, and is using sustainable materials.

Shortlist to be announced soon...

Eyewear Accessory of the Year

The awards will be going to the accessory that can be sold by opticians that will offer new, interesting revenue streams from innovations in the market. The judges will be looking for marketable products that can add a good margin to an optical retailer. They will be looking for style and unique qualities that make an optician stand out from the crowd. They will also be looking for the sales & marketing support that goes with that product and the long term benefits to a business of stocking that accessory.

Shortlist to be announced soon...

Eyewear Retailer of the Year

This award is open to anyone who sells eyewear. Judges will be looking for attention to the range of frames selected for sale in store, how they have approached their visual merchandising, the initiatives they have run in the community to generate interest around their frames and anything else that makes them stand out as an eyewear retailer on the high street. The awards is open for nominations as well as direct entries. 

 

Shortlist to be announced soon...

Most Engaging Practice Window

The award for an optical practice that has shown how to drive sales of eyewear through a thoughtful and interactive approach to widow design. The winning store will be able to demonstrate an increase in sales as a result of their window displays. The awards is open for nominations as well as direct entries. 

 

 

 

Shortlist to be announced soon...

Why enter?

Benefit from excellent marketing opportunities...

- Be part of our visitor email campaign, reaching a database of over 40,000 people

- Social media campaign which has a reach of 1.6 million across platforms such as Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok and more

- Feature on our website, with traffic of 110,000 visits

- Be featured in a news article on Optical Insider reaching 40,000 readers

- Be in our show preview, being sent to our entire database as well as physical copies handed out at the show

- Onsite product display

- Shortlisted banners will be created

- Winner banners will be created

The shortlist entries will also be showcased on the famous 100% Optical Catwalk! Attract the most attention for your eyewear at the UK's largest optical event.

The 2023 Judges

 

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MEDIA PARTNERS

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