The competition for Flemingate Most Stylish Lady has never been more fierce, so let us tell you what to expect, how to enter, who the judges are and most importantly, what the lucky winner has to look forward to!
How to enter
The competition will be run as usual, in the Flemingate Most Stylish Marquee in the Course Enclosure and hosted by Look North's Kate Sweeting. It is open to all ticket holders; anyone on the grandstand side can just cross the course inbetwen races. To enter, just step up to the stage and pose for a picture with our photographer. All pictures will be reviewed throughout the day, and 9 finalists will be chosen to go forward to the final; make sure you listen out to see if your name is announced and on the big screen at 3.35pm.
The competition will be run between 11.45am - 3pm, so there's plenty of time to be seen, with the final taking place in the Most Stylish Marquee from 4.05pm onwards. This goes for the gents too, when we'll be picking six men from the entries through the afternoon.
What we're looking for
A classic yet head-turning summer look perfect for an elegant afternoon at the races; dresses, jumpsuits and two pieces are all welcome. Hats, shoes and accessories will be taken into account too. The winner will go forward to represent Beverley at the Go Racing in Yorkshire Best Dressed Lady final at Doncaster in September.
This year's judging panel will be made up of Clare Davey of Outfit Fashion (the high street edit, all under one roof, with Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins, Wallis, Evans, Topman, Burton, Outfit Kids and more). There'll also be Lee Wardell of Verb and Mandy Buchanan of the Beverley Dresser. For the Best Dressed Gentleman, our celebrity guest Chris Hughes will be stepping in to choose a winner!
Wow. Just, wow. Courtesy of Humberside Airports, Super Breaks and Visit North Iceland we have a phenomenal prize for the Most Stylish Lady this year; a luxury trip to Iceland with three unparallelled experience days whilst you're there.
Departing from Humberside Airport, you'll fly directly to Akureyi to spend 3 nights in the beautiful 4* Hotel Kea in the centre of the city. There'll be little time to spend in your gorgeous hotel room though as you're whisked off to Lake Myvatn for a 'Land of Ice and Fire' Excursion, a Search for the Northern Lights Experience and whale watching.
The experience includes parking, 20kg baggage allowance per person, pre-booked seat choices and return airport transfers so you needn't worry about a thing. This incredible trip has been put together by experience holiday experts Super Breaks in partnership with Visit North Iceland. Click here to view the album for a full idea of what to expect.
There's also a fabulous £200 voucher from Outfit Fashion so you can get a gorgeous new wardrobe before you head off on the trip.
And for the gents...
For the Most Stylish Gent, there's a Shinola Detroit watch, worth over £500, courtesy of Guest & Philips. Forged out of the Detroit workshops that built the Classic American Muscle Cars, Shinola are both beautiful and built to last. Meticulous hand assembly ensures attention to detail whilst the materials that go into the Shinola watch are hand picked from years of industry and knowhow.
This particular watch has a stainless steel case, stamped with its production number that you can use to trace the team behind its construction. The leather strap comes from some of Americas finest and oldest tanneries. Whilst the dial has a vintage look about it the deep blue carries a modern twist.
A massive thank you to our prize givers who have certainly made it a year to remember with their generosity.
Tickets for the day
If you haven't got your ticket yet, there's still time. The only way to get a Premier ticket now is as part of the Pavilion Package, otherwise they are sold out. However Grandstand & Paddock and Course Enclosure tickets are still available.