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Welcome to the brand new Fashion at The Races blog, launched as part of the fresh new format for the 2016-17 Fashion at The Races competition.

Since 2012, the state-wide search has given racegoers their moment in the style spotlight, from Kangaroo Island to Clare and everywhere in between. Now inits fifth year, the competition will be seeing some changes that will allow even more people to enter and participate in all of the trackside fashion action.

At each of the 26 qualifying events around the state, racegoers can register for and participate in the Fashions on the Field event on the day. At each event, the panel of judges will crown the Best Dressed, the Runner-Up, the Best Millinery and the Best Dressed in Menswear. All of the winners will receive prizes, but the Best Dressed winner will continue on to qualify for the state final. All of the winners photos will be uploaded to the Winners Gallery, and the Best Dressed’s photo will be uploaded to the VOTE section of the website.

This year you can be the judge and vote for your favourite winner throughout the year. The People’s Choice of the competition will win an incredible prize – for more information on The People’s Choice and how to vote, click here.

At the end of the competition, an expert panel of judges will determine the overall winners from the pool of the year’s 26 Best Dressed winners. They will crown the Winner of the competition, the Runner-Up, and the Best Dressed in Menswear.

For both the qualifying events and the overall competition, judges will be determining winners according to a judging criteria consistent over the whole year. To see the judging criteria click here.

PLEASE NOTE: Changes to the FATR 2016-17 Competition format were recently announced. Please click here to view the full statement.


There is more cash and prizes up for grabs than ever before this year, just have a look at the prizes you can win.


Best Dressed: $1000 cash major events, $500 cash minor events

Runner-Up Best Dressed: Media Makeup Prize Pack

Best Millinery: Evo Hair Prize Pack

Best Dressed Menswear: M.J. Bale Prize Pack


Best Dressed: $4000 Luxury Shopping Spree at BNKR Adelaide, 2 VIP tickets and hospitality to the 2017 Balaklava Cup, invitation to judge the 2017-18 Fashion at The Races Competition

Runner-Up: $1000 Evo Prize Pack

Best Dressed Menswear: $1000 Shopping Experience at M.J. Bale Rundle Street

People’s Choice: $1000 Media Makeup Prize Pack



For full Terms and Conditions of Fashion at The Races click here.