OFFICIAL NPC MEN’S PHYSIQUE DIVISION
Each competitor must be a member of the NPC.
•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.
•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. Judges are looking for the contestant with the best stage presence and poise who can successfully convey his personality to the audience.
MEN’S PHYSIQUE COMPETITION JUDGING
• 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.
• 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.
For contests with two height classes:
•Up to & including 5’8”
For contests with three height classes:
•Up to & including 5’7”
•Over 5’7” up to including 5’10”
For contests with four height classes:
•Up to & including 5’6”
•Over 5’6” up to including 5’8”
•Over 5’8” up to including 5’10”
For contests with six height classes:
•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′
National level contests do not permit competitors to crossover into Bodybuilding. All other competitions are permitted to have crossovers at the discretion of the promoter with the district chairperson’s approval.
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NATIONAL LEVEL CONTESTS
Who Qualifies for National Level Men’s Physique Competitions:
- For 2012, the top three (3) in a national qualifying Men’s Physique contest will be qualified for the NPC USA and NPC National Championships. The top five (5) will qualify for all other national contests including the NPC Junior USA, NPC Junior National, NPC Universe and IFBB North American Championships. At a non-qualifying contest, no athletes are qualified for a national contest.
- One-year qualification for the top five (5) places in each class at national-level contests previously listed.
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
NPC CONTEST SCHEDULE
The NPC has bikini contests all over the United States. Take a look at the schedule below for a NPC contest in your area.