Competitor rules – english

MEN’S BODYBUILDING

  1. Posing suits must be standard men’s swimsuit with at least ½ rear coverage.
  2. Suits must meet acceptable standards of taste and decency. Thongs are prohibited. Posing suits must be one color. Fringe, wording, sparkle or fluorescents is prohibited.
  3. Competitors must not alter the fit of the posing suit by hiking it up in the back or by pulling up the sides during Front and Rear Lat Spreads.
  4. The following is prohibited while onstage
  1. Props
  2. Chewing gum
  3. “Moon Pose” (any competitor performing this pose will be disqualified)
  4. Lying on the stage.
  5. Bumping and shoving (the first and second person involved will be disqualified). Competitor numbers must be worn on the left side of the posing suit during the Judging and Finals.

*Judges will score competitors according to the “total package”, which is a balance of size, symmetry and muscularity.

MEN’S CLASSIC PHYSIQUE

  1. Since the inception of the Men’s Classic Physique division two years ago, the standard to wear was the Black Classic Physique Shorts. Over time we’ve heard you, the competitors, with suggestions and have previously followed through by both adding another height division from three to four and increasing the allowable weights for your height in both the NPC and IFBB Professional League. Probably the suggestion we’ve heard the most though is competitors wanting to compete in more traditional posing trunks that don’t cover the top of the thighs and hamstrings. Well you wanted “Classic” and now you are going to get “Classic”! Starting January 1, 2019, ALL Men’s Classic Physique competitors, both IFBB Pro and NPC, will be competing in Classic Physique Posing Trunks! Competitors are required to wear the same type of cut and all Classic Physique Posing Trunks that are worn in competition must be black and no less than 4‐1/2 Inches on the sides/hips. See the photo examples.
  2. Board shorts or bodybuilding posing trunks are prohibited.
  3. Competitors are required to wear the same type of cut and all shorts that are worn in competition must be black.
  4. Judges will score competitors according to the “total package”, which is a balance of size, symmetry and muscularity.

MEN’S PHYSIQUE

ATTIRE

  1. Competitors compete in Board Shorts.
  2. The shorts must be above the knee in length and can be 1” below the belly button.

ONSTAGE 
Competitor numbers must be worn on the left side of the shorts at all times while onstage.
The “Moon Pose” is prohibited.
Gymnastic moves are prohibited.

MUSCULARITY AND BODY CONDITION
Judges will be looking for fit competitors who display proper shape and symmetry combined with muscularity and overall condition. This is not a bodybuilding contest so extreme muscularity should be marked down.

STAGE PRESENCE AND PERSONALITY
Judges are looking for the competitor with the best stage presence and poise who can successfully convey his personality to the audience.

WOMEN’S BIKINI

ATTIRE

  1. Competitors compete in a two-piece suit. The bottom of the suit must be v-shaped.
    Thongs are prohibited. Competitors can compete in an off-the-rack suit. All suits must meet acceptable standards of taste and decency.
  2. Competitors must wear high heels.
  3. Competitors may wear jewelry.

PRESENTATION
Competitor numbers must be worn on the left side of the suit bottom at all times while onstage 
Each competitor, in numerical order, walks onstage and performs their “Model Walk” (personal preference). The “Model Walk” is described as follows:
Walk to the center of the stage, stop and do a front stance, then a full turn and do a back stance, then turn to the front again and face the judges. Length of time allowed is 30 seconds.

JUDGING AND SCORE
JThe Presentation and Comparisons are scored 100% using the following criteria: 1. Balance and shape 2. Overall physical appearance including complexion, skin tone, poise and presentation.

WOMEN’S PHYSIQUE

  1. Competitors compete in a two-piece bikini.
  2. The bikini bottom must be v-shaped. Thongs are prohibited.
  3. The bikini must meet acceptable standards of taste and decency.
  4. Competitors can compete in an off-the-rack bikini.
  5. The bikini does not have to be solid in color

Competitor numbers must be worn on the left side of the bikini bottom at all times while onstage.
Competitors compete barefoot.
The “Moon Pose” is prohibited.
Lying on the stage is prohibited.
Gymnastic moves are prohibited.

WOMEN’S FIGURE

ATTIRE

  1. Competitors compete in a two-piece suit. The bottom of the suit must be v-shaped.
    Thongs are prohibited. Competitors can compete in an off-the-rack suit. All suits must meet acceptable standards of taste and decency.
  2. Competitors must wear high heels.
  3. Competitors may wear jewelry.

PRESENTATION

Each competitor, in numerical order, walks to the center of the stage and performs the quarter turns. Length of time allowed is 30 seconds.

SCORING

The Presentation and Comparisons are scored 100% using the following criteria:

  1. Small degree of muscularity with separation, no visible striations
  2.  Overall muscle tone with shapely lines, overall firmness and not excessively lean
  3. Full general assessment
  4. Healthy appearance
  5. Skin tone and make-up