Each competitor must be a member of the NPC.


1. Muscularity and Body Condition

Judges will be looking for fit contestants 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.

2. Stage Presence and Personality

Contestants will be asked to walk in board shorts (shorts must be just above the knee in length and can be one inch below the belly button, no spandex and no logos are permitted on the board shorts however a manufacturer’s logo such as Nike symbol or Billabongs are acceptable.) Competitors will enter the stage without a shirt and barefoot. No lewd acts allowed for example the moon pose. No Gymnastics Moves are Allowed. Judges are looking for the contestant with the best stage presence and poise who can successfully convey his personality to the audience.



Competitors will walk to the center of the stage alone and perform front and back turns with optional pose of hand on hip or hand in pocket, finishing facing the judges as directed then proceed to the side of the stage.

Comparison Round

  • The competitors will be brought back out in a group and directed to do turns.
  • Judges will have the opportunity to compare competitors against each other in turns.

Promoters can choose to have one height class, two height classes, three height classes or four height classes.


  • Up to & including 5’8”
  • Over 5’8”


  • Up to & including 5’7”
  • Over 5’7” up to including 5’10”
  • Over 5’10”


  • Up to & including 5’6”
  • Over 5’6” up to including 5’8”
  • Over 5’8” up to including 5’10”
  • Over 5’10”


  • Up to & including 5’7”
  • Over 5’7” up to including 5’8”
  • Over 5’8” up to including 5’9”
  • Over 5’9” up to including 5’11”
  • Over 5’11” up to including 6′
  • Over 6′


  • Up to & including 5’6″
  • Over 5’6″ up to & including 5’7-½”
  • Over 5’7-½” up to & including 5’8-½”
  • Over 5’8-½” up to & including 5’9-½”
  • Over 5’9-½” up to & including 5’10-½”
  • Over 5’10-½” up to & including 5’11-½”
  • Over 5’11-½” up to & including 6’1″
  • Over 6’1″

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NPC Junior USA Championships

NPC Junior National Championships

NPC Masters Nationals Championships

NPC USA Championships

NPC Universe Championships

NPC North American Championships

NPC National Championships


Who Qualifies for NPC (USA) National Level Competitions?

Beginning January 1, 2018 athletes must place Top 2 in an open class at a NPC National Qualifier to be qualified for any NPC National contest. All athletes that qualified in 2019 for a NPC National contest are eligible to compete in a NPC National Contest in 2020. Also, athletes that place 3rd, 4th or 5th place at the NPC USA or NPC Nationals are also qualified for one year.

  1. This qualifies the competitor for competition on the NPC national level for a period of one (1) full calendar year after the year that the qualification took place. Example: If a competitor enters an NPC contest in October 2019, they are qualified through December 31, 2020.


The following must be provided with your entry:

  • NPC Men’s Physique contest you entered
  • Date of your contest
  • Contest promoter
  • Your height class and final placing


The NPC has contests all over the United States. Take a look at the schedule below for an NPC contest in your area.


P.O. Box 799
Carnegie, PA 15106

(412) 276-5027 FAX: 412-281-0470 E-mail:

January 1, 2020

I am very happy to announce that the 2020 NPC Contest Season will be the biggest and best ever. If you are a United States Citizen or possess a valid United States Green Card you have the ability to qualify to compete for IFBB Professional League status in the following 11 competitions.

  • 2020 NPC Arnold Amateur Championships (Columbus, Ohio)
  • 2020 NPC Junior USA Championships (Charleston, South Carolina)
  • 2020 NPC Junior National Championships (Chicago, Illinois)
  • 2020 NPC Universe Championships & NPC National Fitness Championships(Teaneck, New Jersey)
  • 2020 NPC Masters National Championships (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  • 2020 NPC USA Championships (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • 2020 NPC North American Championships (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  • 2020 NPC Olympia Amateur (Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • 2020 NPC National Championships (Miami, Florida)
  • 2020 NPC Masters USA Championships (Los Angeles, California)

(If you achieve an IFBB Professional League “IFBB PRO™ Card” at one of these events then you are eligible to compete under the rules and regulations of the IFBB Professional League.)

The 2020 IFBB Professional League has worked diligently to increase the number of contests and prize money.
This year the prize money, including the Mr. Olympia, will be a record $4 million dollars plus! IFBB Professional League Contest Schedule.

International competitors and those that are not United States Citizens or possess a valid United States Green Card, who would like to qualify for the IFBB Professional League can compete in the following 2 NPC sanctioned events in the USA*.

  1. 2020 NPC Arnold Amateur (Columbus, Ohio)
  2. 2020 NPC Olympia Amateur (Las Vegas, Nevada)

*Competitors must have a current NPC Worldwide Membership

International competitors also have the opportunity to compete and earn an IFBB Professional League “IFBB PRO™ Card” currently in over 100 IFBB Professional League Qualifier Contests around the world as a member of NPC Worldwide.

IFBB Professional League Qualifier Contest Schedule 

I look forward to seeing you all compete this year and Good Luck in achieving your IFBB Professional League Status.