Goondiwindi Picnic Races

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fashions on the field

Proudly Sponsored by Woods Group

The Goondiwindi Picnic races is an event synonymous with tradition and style, a magical time of year where fashion takes pride of place alongside premier thoroughbred racing.

Racegoers embrace the latest styles and trends of season, creating a magnificent spectacle of glamour, personality and sophistication with fine tailoring and beautiful millinery taking centre stage as visitors flock to the track.

From contemporary glamour to staunch tradition, there is something to excite fashion lovers of all kinds. So whether you’re hoping to compete at Fashions on the Fields or simply looking for an excuse to get dressed up, Goondiwindi Picnic Races is the place to celebrate.​

 

how to enter


The 2019 Woods Grain Fashions on the Field follows a nomination process.


To enter, simply fill in a nomination form. These will be available on the day from the Fashions on the Field tent.


Nominations must be submitted by 2:00pm AEST.


A team of Fashion on the Field spotters, who will be wearing identifiable Goondiwindi Picnic Races badges, will also wander amongst racegoers looking for potential entrants.


The competition will commence at 3:00pm AEST.

 

entry categories

Best Dressed Classic Lady

Proudly Sponsored by PCJ Beaute

  • Timeless style and originality, with a clear comprehension of the interpretation of racewear.

  • Outfit should be appropriate for the season and the weather on the day.

  • It should include suitable shoes and coordinated accessories.

  • Head wear is essential.



PRIZE

PCJ Beaute has generously donated a Mesoestetics Anti-ageing pack valued at $450.00 and a PCJ Signature Facial valued at $190.00 as the winning prize for this category.

Best Dressed Classic Man

Proudly Sponsored by North West Rural

  • Males over 26 years

  • Should display an understanding of male racewear with appropriateness for the season and weather on the day.

  • The outfit should be individualised with accessories such as a hat, lapel flower, cufflinks or pocket handkerchief.

  • Jackets, waistcoats and ties in line with current fashion trends are encouraged.


PRIZE

North West Rural has generously donated a $600 voucher as the winning prize for this category.

Best Dressed Contemporary Lady

Proudly Sponsored by Stephen Sparke Jewellers

  • Females aged 18-25 years

  • An original outfit demonstrating a stylish interpretation of current trends in fashion.

  • Outfit should be appropriate for the season and the weather on the day.

  • It should include attention to detail in accessories.

  • Head wear is essential and should be of a contemporary design to complement the outfit.


PRIZE

Stephen Sparke Jewellers has generously donated a $600 voucher for the winner of this category.

Best Dressed Young Lad

Proudly Sponsored by Arthur Schofield & Co

  • Males aged 18-25 years

  • Should display an understanding of male racewear with appropriateness for the season and weather on the day.

  • The outfit should be individualised with accessories such as a hat, lapel flower, cufflinks or pocket handkerchief.

  • Jackets, waistcoats and ties in line with current fashion trends are encouraged.


PRIZE

Arthur Schofield & Co has generously donated a $600 voucher for the winner of this category.



Millinery Award

Proudly sponsored by Country Peonies

  • Should make a clear fashion statement yet fully complement the outfit.

  • Style and design should demonstrate originality and be appropriate for the season.

  • Head wear should be individualised with original detail.


PRIZE

Country Peonies has generously donated a $200 voucher for the winner of this category.


Best Dressed Couple

Proudly Sponsored by Peninsular Beachfront Resort

  • Entrants should be individually outstanding and make a coordinated pair.

  • Men’s outfits should include a suit or jacket and tie.

  • Women’s must include headwear and complementary seasonally suitable accessories.

  • Both outfits should reflect current fashion trends and be suitable for the season and the weather on the day.


PRIZE

Peninsular Beachfront Resort has generously donated 7 nights accommodation in a fully self-contained 3 bedroom oceanfront apartment at Mooloolaba’s Premier Beachfront Resort to the value of $2975 for the winner of this category.

 

judges

  • Only suitably qualified judges are selected to judge the Fashions on the Field.

  • Judges are selected independently from the Goondiwindi Picnic Races Committee and do not reside in Goondiwindi.

  • The judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

 
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Her cheerful personality, warm smile and youthful vitality create a natural ease with everyone she meets.


Sammie has expanded her presentation role to include major events, including the Channel 7 Brisbane Racing Carnival.

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