The introduction of the Millinery Award was part of the VRC’s commitment to addressing the instances of designers and milliners entering models into the Women’s Racewear competitions. Milliners were offered a prestigious platform to showcase their exclusive designs among their peers while also ensuring the traditional women’s racewear event remained a competition for everyone.

Introduced in 2006 and traditionally held on Kennedy Oaks Day, the Millinery Award is a prestigious and highly coveted award helping to shape the future of millinery fashion, showcasing top talent on a national stage.

  • To be eligible to enter the Millinery Award applicants must adhere to the following:

    • Contestants must be 18 years of age or more.

    • All models must have appropriate racewear to complement their millinery.

    • Contestants are not permitted to alter or add to their millinery or outfit in any way from the beginning until the end of the competition.

    For more information on the eligibility view the 2018 Myer Fashions on the Field Millinery Award Terms and Conditions.

     



     

     

    • ELIGIBILITY

      To be eligible to enter the Millinery Award applicants must adhere to the following:

      • Contestants must be 18 years of age or more.

      • All models must have appropriate racewear to complement their millinery.

      • Contestants are not permitted to alter or add to their millinery or outfit in any way from the beginning until the end of the competition.

      For more information on the eligibility view the 2018 Myer Fashions on the Field Millinery Award Terms and Conditions.

       



       

       

  • To register for the 2019 Myer Fashions on the Field Millinery Award applicants are required to submit a portfolio. Portfolio submission date TBC. 

    A portfolio should include:

    • Overview; outlining your brand, your background and history, current stockists and any personal and/or millinery highlights (no more then one paragraph)

    • Lookbook; a sweep of images showcasing your work

    • Media; PR and media received (if applicable)

    • Digital; links mapping to your website and/or social media platforms (if applicable)

    Representatives from the Victoria Racing Club and Myer will review all entries and select the top candidates (approximately 60) who will be invited to compete at the 2019 Myer Fashions on the Field Millinery Award on Lexus Melbourne Cup Day, Tuesday 5 November 2019.

    All applicants will be contacted by a VRC representative to notify them of the outcome of their portfolio.

    • PORTFOLIO

      To register for the 2019 Myer Fashions on the Field Millinery Award applicants are required to submit a portfolio. Portfolio submission date TBC. 

      A portfolio should include:

      • Overview; outlining your brand, your background and history, current stockists and any personal and/or millinery highlights (no more then one paragraph)

      • Lookbook; a sweep of images showcasing your work

      • Media; PR and media received (if applicable)

      • Digital; links mapping to your website and/or social media platforms (if applicable)

      Representatives from the Victoria Racing Club and Myer will review all entries and select the top candidates (approximately 60) who will be invited to compete at the 2019 Myer Fashions on the Field Millinery Award on Lexus Melbourne Cup Day, Tuesday 5 November 2019.

      All applicants will be contacted by a VRC representative to notify them of the outcome of their portfolio.

  • Judges are looking for entries that excel in the following criteria:

    • Creative design and fashion innovation

    • Originality and unique style

    • Excellence in manufacturing and technique

    • Appropriateness of the design for the occasion









    • SELECTION CRITERIA

      Judges are looking for entries that excel in the following criteria:

      • Creative design and fashion innovation

      • Originality and unique style

      • Excellence in manufacturing and technique

      • Appropriateness of the design for the occasion









  • The top candidates (approximately 60) will receive an email of congratulations from the Victoria Racing Club with an invitation to compete in the 2019 Myer Fashions on the Field Millinery Award on Kennedy Oaks Day, Thursday 7 November 2019.









    • SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS 

      The top candidates (approximately 60) will receive an email of congratulations from the Victoria Racing Club with an invitation to compete in the 2019 Myer Fashions on the Field Millinery Award on Kennedy Oaks Day, Thursday 7 November 2019.









Portfolio submissions close TBC
Milliners notified of their application outcome TBC
Top candidates (approximately 60) announced TBC 
2019 Myer Fashions on the Field Millinery Award Kennedy Oaks Day,
Thursday 7 November 2019

Contestant who have received an invitation for the Millinery Award are required to register on the day at the Myer Fashions on the Field competition Enclosure located in the Park during the registration times below.

On arrival please join the Online Registration queue at the Myer Fashions on the Field Enclosure to receive your contestant card and also be directed to the stage for judging.

Raceday
Registration Time 
 Kennedy Oaks Day, Thursday 7 November 2019  TBC