Most Beautiful Eyes Contest Deadline Quickly Approaching
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information:
Barbara W. Armstrong
“Most Beautiful Eyes Contest” is July 31
- Winner to Receive a $10,000 Educational Scholarship-
Milwaukee, WI (July 20, 2012) –The deadline to submit entries to the “Most Beautiful Eyes Contest” from Prevent Blindness Wisconsin and Prevent Blindness America is quickly approaching. From now until July 31, 2012, parents of children ages zero to 17 are encouraged to enter their child in the Prevent Blindness Wisconsin Most Beautiful Eyes Contest by submitting a photo to the Prevent Blindness America Facebook page at facebook.com/preventblindness.
The public will then be encouraged to vote for their choice of the child with the Most Beautiful Eyes online from Aug. 1 -31, 2012. One vote may be placed per child per day.
The contestant with the most votes from each state, with the exception of Rhode Island, will advance to the final round where the overall winner will be determined by a celebrity panel of judges. The celebrity panel includes renowned broadcaster Larry King, host of “Larry King Now” on Ora.tv, “Fox NFL Sunday” Host Curt Menefee and star of stage and screen, Barbara Eden, best known for her leading role in the television classic, “I Dream of Jeannie.”
“By entering their child in the Most Beautiful Eyes Contest, we hope parents will take this opportunity to think about the importance of eye and vision health and get their child’s eyes checked,” said Barbara W. Armstrong, Executive Director of Prevent Blindness Wisconsin. “Our goal is start every child on a path to a lifetime of healthy vision.”
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. 2, 2012, where the $10,000 educational scholarship will be officially awarded. For more information about the Most Beautiful Eyes contest or general children’s eye health and safety, please call Prevent Blindness Wisconsinat 414.765.0505, log on to www.preventblindnesswisconsin.org or visit facebook.com/preventblindness.
For over 50 years, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin has pursued its mission to prevent blindness and preserve sight. Through free vision screenings for children and adults, as well as public and professional education in eye health and safety, Prevent Blindness Wisconsin ensures that children are ‘vision-ready’ for school success and that adults have healthy vision for a lifetime.
Prevent Blindness Wisconsin is the only non-profit organization in the state providing these services. Since 1958 Prevent Blindness Wisconsin has screened more than 5 million children and over 230,000 adults. Prevent Blindness Wisconsin receives no government money, and relies entirely on the public and business community for support of its sight saving services.