Frequently Asked Questions

What are the categories?

There are 5 different categories to choose from – Best Dressed Lady, Best Dressed Man, Best Dressed Couple, Contemporary and IRT Something Blue.

How many times can I enter?

Entrants may enter each competition a maximum of five (5) times over the competition period, so long as the entrant wears a different outfit in each entry. For the avoidance of doubt, a different outfit means different clothing, headwear, and millinery, however, accessories such as: shoes, bags, jewellery, and belts are able to be worn across different entries.

When can I enter the competition?

From 7pm Wednesday 5 October 2022 to 1pm Tuesday 8 November 2022. All times are at NZ standard daylight savings time.

How do I enter online?

To enter digitally entrants must complete the online entry and pick your entry location as ‘enter online’ then upload 3 photos and submit.

How do I enter on the day?

Entrants can enter in advance by completing the online entry and picking your entry location as ‘enter on the day.’ You can also enter on the day (Tuesday 8 November) at The Crossing Fashion Starts Here marquee between 11.30am – 1.00pm.

What time can I enter on the day?

From 11.30am at The Crossing Starts Here Fashion Marquee.

Where will The Crossing Fashion Starts Here marquee be located?

If you would like to enter on the day, the competition will take place in the ZM Public Village at The Crossing Fashion Starts Here Marquee. Please click here for the map.

Does it cost to enter?

It is free to enter The Crossing Fashion Starts Here Competition, however if entering on the day, entrants must purchase a ticket to IRT NZ Trotting Cup Day on Tuesday 8 November 2022. You can purchase tickets here. All ticket allocations allow you access to The Crossing Fashion Start Here marquee.

What time will the winner be announced?

The winner will be announced via Addington Raceway’s socials after the last race.

What time does the competition close?

The competition closes for on the day and online entries at 1pm, Tuesday 8 November 2022.

What are the prizes?

Prizes will be announced on Wednesday 19 October 2022.

Who are the judges?

Judges will be announced on Monday 31 October 2022.

What ages can enter?

Entrants must be at least 18 years of age.

Does my outfit have to be purchased at The Crossing?

No, however The Crossing has everything you need to make sure you stand out from the crowd in the quest to becoming New Zealand’s best dressed.

Can I enter from outside New Zealand?

Entrants must be an NZ resident and living in NZ during the competition period.