Entry Categories Details

Tauranga Crossing Classic Racewear: Elegance and sophistication, this category is for traditional racewear. A well-coordinated outfit, attention to detail and accessories should complete a great overall look. Millinery is a must. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. Winner’s prize pack includes a $500 voucher from Tauranga Crossing.

Tauranga Crossing Contemporary Racegoer: Cocktail meets daywear, this category showcases a more playful, modern raceday style. Fascinators, headbands and shorter hems are all acceptable. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. Winner’s prize pack includes a $500 voucher from Tauranga Crossing.

Tauranga Crossing Best Dressed Man: Style and personality. This category is for the gents. Whether you embrace the traditional suit and tie or put your own modern twist on men’s race wear, your ensemble should be well put together, thoughtful and show off your “mojo”. Attention to detail is key from shoes to tie to wristwatch. Hat is optional. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place. The winner’s prize pack includes a $500 voucher from Tauranga Crossing.

Additional Categories Details

Bernina Design Award: Open to all amateur designers. If you have sewn your outfit you are eligible to enter the Bernina Design Award. This award is judged separately and does not impact your participation in other categories. The winner receives a voucher for a new Bernina sewing machine.

Belinda Green Millinery Outstanding Headwear Award: This award is judged across all categories and recognises the contestant with the most eye-catching raceday headwear. The winner receives a voucher from Belinda Green Millinery.

Tauranga Crossing Supreme Winner: Overall supreme winner judged from the winners of all categories. The prize includes a $1,000 voucher from Tauranga Crossing.

Judging Criteria:

• Appropriateness of the outfit for the category, event and season.
• Originality and confidence.
• Attention to detail with accessories.
• Appreciation of current fashion trends.
• Grooming and deportment.
• Headwear (Millinery is mandatory for the Classic Racewear category).


• Pre-registration until 4pm Friday 26 March
• On the day registration will be open from 11.15 up until the first race.
• All pre-registered contestants must still check-in prior to Race 1.
• Heats start immediately after Race 1.
• The Supreme Winner will be announced prior to the Feature Race (Ultimate Mazda Japan Trophy).
• Registration and the competition are both being held on The Terrace in the Silson Stand.
• Times may change and contestants will be notified but are solely responsible for being on time for their category heats and finals.

First Name *
Last Name *
Age *
Email Address *
Phone Number *
Entry Categories (Select One) *
Additional Categories
Description of Outfit
Be creative, include the inspiration for your outfit and avoid brand names.
Terms and Conditions *
• To the extent of any inconsistency in the information on how to enter and any other details and instructions, these terms and conditions prevail. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.
• All entrants must be aged 18 years or over as of the date of the competition.
• Staff and Board of Directors of Racing Tauranga, and/or their immediate family, are ineligible to enter.
• Prizes are not transferrable and are not redeemable for cash.
• All voucher prizes are subject to the rems and conditions of the company the voucher is issued for.
• The wearer of the winning outfit is deemed the prize-winner. The winner will be notified on the day by public announcement.
• The judges’ decision is final and binding – no correspondence will be entered.
• Failure to appear at the allocated time for judging and/or at the semi-final, final or presentation(s) will result in disqualification.
• If the race meeting is abandoned, the event may be cancelled, and a substitute event may not be offered.
• Entry in the competition is deemed as consent by winners to appear in a reasonable amount of publicity including use and publication of photos (either by the Club or any other third party to which it is licensed).
• All photographs of entrants taken on-course on the day of competition become the property of Racing Tauranga and may be used for future advertising and publicity purposes and may also be licensed and approved to NZTR for its day to day advertising and promotional use.
• Subject to any applicable law which cannot be excluded, the Promoter and any other person or party associated with the promotion shall not be liable for any loss, damage or injury suffered, sustained or caused (including but not limited to direct or consequential loss or loss arising from negligence), arising directly or indirectly out of or in connections with the promotion or any prize.