NPC MEMBERSHIP

Each competitor must be a member of the NPC.

JUDGING CRITERIA

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.

COMPETITION JUDGING

Presentation

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.

2 CLASSES

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

3 CLASSES

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

4 CLASSES

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

6 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′
  • Over 6′

Note: 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.

NATIONAL LEVEL CONTESTS

NPC Junior USA Championships

NPC Junior National Championships

NPC Masters Nationals Championships

NPC USA Championships

NPC Universe Championships

IFBB North American Championships

NPC National Championships

QUALIFICATIONS

Who Qualifies for National Level Men’s Physique Competitions?

ENTRY INFORMATION

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