Rules

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*Please note the following qualification change for both the NPC National Bodybuilding Championships and IFBB North American Bodybuilding Championships. No longer does placing First Overall in an area body building championship of the unrestricted classes qualify you for either competition.

MEDIA INFO
NPC PRESS CREDENTIALS

All Media Requests Must Be Approved By The NPC National Office, npcfirst@aol.com

OTHER RULES OF NOTE

The NPC will not impose any sanction or penalty, or otherwise interfere in any way with, any person on account of that person’s participation in any amateur bodybuilding or other amateur fitness contest offered by another organization, whether such person is an athlete, promoter, sponsor, vendor, or otherwise, and does not condone, ratify, facilitate or permit such actions by any NPC officer and/or employee.

NPC NATIONAL CONTEST IFBB PROFESSIONAL LEAGUE QUALIFYING INFORMATION

NPC WHEELCHAIR NATIONAL BODYBUIDLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Men’s & Women’s Overall Winners

NPC JUNIOR USA BODYBUILDING, FITNESS, FIGURE, BIKINI & PHYSIQUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Fitness ~ Overall Winner (3 Classes)
    Figure ~ 3 Class Winners (6 Classes)
    Bikini ~ 4 Class Winners ( 8 Classes)
    Women’s Physique ~  Class Winners (2-4 Classes *DEPENDING ON NUMBER OF ENTRIES*)
    Men’s Physique ~ 3 Class Winners (6 Classes)
    Classic Physique ~ Top 2 Placings in each class (4 classes)

NPC JUNIOR NATIONAL BODYBUILDING, FITNESS, FIGURE, BIKINI & PHYSIQUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

    • Class Winners in Fitness (3 Height Classes)
    • Class Winners in Figure (6 Height Classes)
    • Class Winners in Bikini (6 or 8 Height Classes)
    • Class Winners in Men’s Physique ( 6 Height Classes)
    • Class Winners in Women’s Physique (4 Height Classes)
    • Class Winners in Men’s Classic Physique (4 Classes)

NPC NATIONAL FITNESS CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Top 2 In Each Class (3 Height Classes)

NPC UNIVERSE BODYBUILDING, FIGURE, BIKINI & PHYSIQUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

    • Open Figure the Top 2 in each Height Class (6 Height Classes)
    • Masters Over-35 Figure: Winner of Each Height Class*
    • Masters Over-40 Figure: Winner of Each Height Class*
    • Open Bikini: Top 2 in each Height Class (6 or 8 Height Classes)
    • Masters Over-35 Bikini: Winner of Each Height Class*
    • Masters Over-40 Bikini: Winner of Each Height Class*
    • Women’s Physique: Top 2 in each Height Class (4 Height Classes)
    • Masters Over-40 Women’s Physique: Winner of Each Height Class*
    • Open Men’s Physique: Top 2 in each Height Class (6 Height Classes)
    • Masters Over-35 Men’s Physique: Winner of Each Height Class*
    • Masters Over-40 Men’s Physique: Winner of Each Height Class*
    • Open Men’s Bodybuilding: Overall Winner**
    • Masters Over-35 Men’s Bodybuilding: Overall Winner
    • Masters Over-40 Men’s Bodybuilding: Overall Winner
    • Masters Over-50 Men’s Bodybuilding: Overall Winner
    • Men’s Classic Physique the top 2 in each Height Class (3 or 4 Classes)
    • Masters Over-35 Men’s Classic Physique: Overall Winner
    • Masters Over-40 Men’s Classic Physique: Overall Winner
    • Masters Over-50 Men’s Classic Physique: Overall Winner

*Number of classes will be determined according to number of competitors

**Men’s Open Bodybuilding is the only tested division in this contest – IFBB drug testing rules are in effect, as the Men’s Open Bodybuilding class winners will join the Team representing the USA at the IFBB World Championships

NPC USA WHEELCHAIR BODYBUIDLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Men’s & Women’s Overall Winners

NPC TEEN, COLLEGIATE, MASTERS NATIONAL BODYBUILDING, FIGURE, BIKINI & PHYSIQUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Figure 35 and Over, 40 and Over, 45 and Over, 50 and Over, 60 and Over – Class winners
  • Bikini 35 and Over, 40 and Over, 45 and Over, 50 and Over – Class winners
  • Men Physique 35 and Over, 40 and Over, 45 and Over – Top 2 in each Height Class
  • Men Physique 50 and Over – Class winners
  • Men Classic Physique – Top 2 in each Class
  • Men Classic Physique 35 and Over – Top 2 in each Height Class
  • Men Classic Physique 40 and Over – Top 2 in each Height Class
  • Men Classic Physique 50 and Over – Top 2 in eachHeight Class
  • Women Physique 35 and Over and 40 and Over – Top 2 in each Height Class
  • Women Physique 45 and Over, 50 and Over, 60 and Over – Class winners
  • Women BB 35 and Over, 40 and Over, 45 and Over, 50 and Over and 60 and Over – Overall winners
  • Men BB 35 and Over, and 40 and Over – Top 4 placings in the Overall
  • Men BB 50 and Over – Top 2 placings in the Overall
  • Men BB 60 and Over – Overall Winner
  • Men BB 70 and Over – 1st place Winners
  • * Teen and Collegiate competitors do NOT qualify for IFBB Professional League Status

NPC USA BODYBUILDING, FIGURE, BIKINI & PHYSIQUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Men’s Bodybuilding All Class Winners (7 Weight Classes)
  • Top 2 Placers in the Overall of Women’s Bodybuilding (4 Weight Classes)
  • Figure the Top 2 in each Height Class (6 Height Classes)
  • Bikini the Top 2 in each Height Class (6 or 8 Height Classes)
  • Men’s Physique the Top 2 in each Height Class (6 Height Classes)
  • Women’s Physique the Top 2 in each Height Class (4 Height Classes)
  • Men’s Classic Physique the top 2 in each Height Class (4 Classes)

IFBB NORTH AMERICAN BODYBUILDING, FITNESS, FIGURE, BIKINI & PHYSIQUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Figure Open, 35 and Over, 40 and Over, 50 and Over – Class winners
  • Fitness Open – Class winners
  • Bikini Open, 35 and Over, 40 and Over, 45 and Over, 50 and Over – Class winners
  • Men Physique Open, 35 and Over, 40 and Over – Top 2 in each Height Class
  • Men Classic Physique Open, 35 and Over, 40 and Over – Top 2 in each Height Class
  • Women Physique Open, 35 and Over and 40 and Over – Top 2 in each Height Class
  • Women BB Open, 35 and Over, 40 and Over – Overall winners
  • Men BB Open, 35 and Over, and 40 and Over – Top 3 placings in the Overall
  • Men BB 50 and Over – Top 2 placings in the Overall
  • Men BB 60 and Over – Overall Winner
  • Men BB 70 and Over – 1st Place

NPC NATIONAL BODYBUILDING, FIGURE, BIKINI & PHYSIQUE CHAMPIONSHIPS

    • Men’s Bodybuilding the Top 2 in each Weight Class (7 Weight Classes)
    • Class Winners in Women’s Bodybuilding (4 Weight Classes)
    • Figure the Top 2 in each Height Class (6 Height Classes)
    • Bikini the Top 2 in each Height Class (6 or 8 Height Classes)
    • Men’s Physique the Top 2 in each Height Class (6 Height Classes)
    • Women’s Physique the Top 2 in each Height Class (4 Height Classes)
    • Men’s Classic Physique the top 2 in each Height Class (4 Classes)

CROSSOVERS

Rule for events where one competitor could win two pro cards due to competing in multiple divisions.  (NPC Masters Nationals and IFBB North American Championships)

When an event that is a pro qualifier, such as the NPC MASTERS NATIONALS and the IFBB NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, has the possibility of the same competitor winning two Divisions, and also two pro cards, the pro card that is awarded last in the Schedule of Events will be awarded to the second-highest placing in the Overall judging of the last judged Division.

For example, at the NPC MASTERS NATIONALS, if a competitor wins the Overall of the Mens Over 50 Division he is awarded an IFBB pro card. If the same competitor wins the Overall of the Mens Over 40 Division, the pro card in the Mens Over 40 Division, which is judged after the Mens Over 50 Division, will go to the second highest placing competitor in the Overall judging of the Mens Over 40 Division

ELIGIBILITY

An athlete must be a citizen to compete in the following national competitions:

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Proof of citizenship must be one of the following:

  • A birth certificate
  • A voter’s registration card
  • Military discharge papers
  • Naturalization Papers – Form N560
  • Consular Service Form FS24 for those born outside of the United States to US parents

Residency is four (4) months prior to a contest or must be a full time student in the area.

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Definition of Novice

If an athlete has placed in the top ten (10) of any national event (including the IFBB North American Championships), the athlete is no longer considered a novice.

A true novice is an athlete that has never entered an NPC event.

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Who Qualifies for National Level Competitions:

  • A competitor must place in the top two (2)  in their open weight class of the Men’s Open or in the top three (3)  in their open weight class of the Women’s open division in a contest that has been sanctioned as a national qualifier.
  • First overall in an area championship of the open division.
  • Top two (2) in a open weight class from an area level national qualifier
  • Overall winner in a district level competition designated as a national qualifier.
  • Winner of the open weight class in a regional competition designated as a national qualifier.
  • Weight class winners from the Armed Forces.
  1. This qualifies the competitor for competition on the national level for a period of one (1) full calendar year after the year that the qualification took place
  2. Only if a competitor’s one (1) year qualification has expired can an athlete enter a state or higher level national qualifying competition even if they have already won the overall title.