The Cairns Amateurs QT Port Douglas Fashions on the Field is indisputably the pinnacle showcase of racewear in the region.

QT Port Douglas Fashions on the Field is a highly-anticipated and hotly contested annual event comprising of local and interstate competitors.

Each year judges from across the spectrum of Australian fashion and media cast expert eyes over the entrants. This truly creates an event of style, contemporary trends and elegance.

Cairns Amateurs Fashions on the Field judges are chosen because of their exceptional standard of individual fashionable style and judgement. The criteria provide guidelines to assist the members of the judging panel when making their decision.

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QT Port Douglas Fashions on the Field categories in 2017:

Ladies Day – Friday 1 September

Gold Class Ladies Racewear Criteria

  • Aged 50 and over
  • Style and originality
  • Attention to detail with accessorising
  • Headwear is essential and complimentary
  • Grooming and deportment
  • Incorporate current fashion trends
  • Appropriateness of outfit for the individual, climate and Cairns Amateurs Carnival
 

Gold Class Ladies Racewear Timing

11.45 Entrants assemble in fashion marquee

12.00 Entrants to take the stage

12.30 Winner announced on stage

 

 

Open Ladies Racewear Criteria

  • Aged 18 and over
  • Style and originality
  • Attention to detail with accessorising
  • Headwear is essential and complimentary
  • Grooming and deportment
  • Incorporate current fashion trends
  • Appropriateness of outfit for the individual, climate and Carnival
Open Ladies Racewear Timing

12.30 Entrants assemble in fashion marquee

12.45 Entrants to take stage

1.15 Winner announced on stage

 

Amateur Cup Day – Saturday 2 September

Laubman & Pank & Hair House Warehouse Best Dressed Couple Criteria

  • Aged 18 and over
  • Style and originality
  • Individual and coordinated fashion
  • Attention to detail with accessorising
  • Grooming and deportment
  • Appropriateness of outfit for the individual, climate and Carnival
Best Dressed Couple Timing

11.30 Entrants assemble in fashion marquee

11.45 Entrants to take the stage

12.15 Winner announced on stage

 

Bright Eyes Sunglasses Open Ladies Classic Racewear Criteria

    • Classical style
    • Attention to detail with accessorising
    • Headwear is essential and complimentary
    • Grooming and deportment
    • Incorporate current fashion trends
  • Appropriateness of outfit for the individual, climate and Carnival
Open Ladies Classic Racewear Timing

12.00 Entrants assemble in fashion marquee

12.20 Entrants to take the stage

12.45 Winner announced on stage

 

 

Tarocash Open Men’s Racewear Criteria

  • Aged 18 and over
  • Style and originality
  • Attention to detail with accessorising e.g. cufflinks, handkerchief, lapel flower, hat
  • Grooming and deportment
  • Incorporate current fashion trends
  • Appropriateness of outfit for the individual, climate and Carnival
Open Men’s Racewear Timing

12.30 Entrants assemble in fashion marquee

12.50 Entrants to take the stage

1.15 Winner announced on stage

 

Evocca College & Review  Ladies 30 and Under Criteria

  • Aged 30 and under
  • Contemporary and innovative style
  • Attention to detail with accessorising
  • Headwear is essential and complimentary
  • Grooming and deportment
  • Incorporate current fashion trends
  • Appropriateness of outfit for the individual, climate and Carnival
Ladies 30 and Under Timing 

1.00 Entrants assemble in fashion marquee

1.20 Entrants to take the stage

1.50 Winner announced on stage

 

 

What to wear

As the Cairns Amateurs is a Spring Racing Carnival, the judges will be looking for elegant and stylish race wear to suit the season as well as the latest fashion trends.

The panel of preliminary and finalist judges will base their votes on the following criteria:

  • Style and originality
  • Interpretation of latest fashion trends
  • Appropriate racewear for a Spring carnival at Cairns Amateurs
  • Attention to detail with accessories such as shoes, handbag, jewellery, lapel flower
  • Style, design and quality workmanship of millinery components including originality, concept of theme and wearability.
  • High standards of grooming and deportment

 

How to enter

Registration for each event closes at 11.45am on both Friday and Saturday. Entrants are encouraged to register online to avoid disappointment.

You will need to arrive at the track in time to meet at the Fashions on the Field Waiting Lounge in the Garden Party from 11.00am. Category timing is detailed above. Those who register online will need to bring their booking confirmation as all entrants need to confirm online registrations. Following this, there will be rolling heats on the Garden Party Catwalk.

Finalists, winners and special mentions will be selected from each category as they progress with all winners to be sashed and awarded at the mounting yard in the afternoon each day.

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