- Figure Novice Division
- Figure Masters Division (35+ years of age)
- Figure Short
- Figure Middle
- Figure Tall
- Figure Pro (Spring Show Only)
Figure height classes will be determined after all entries have been received.
PROMOTER HAS THE OPTION TO CHANGE HEIGHT CLASSES. For example, if only one competitor is in one class she may be moved to another class.
Only overall class winners in the open division will qualify for professional status. There must be competitors in each open division height class to have an overall winner.
“Novice” means a competitor who has NOT placed in the top 3 in an open division in any organization and who has not won 1st place in a novice division in any organization. A competitor cannot compete in both the Novice division and an open height class. A Novice can crossover and also compete as a Master.
Judging Criteria and Standards: Figure
- Muscular Development
- Lean shape should be accompanied by a quality, toned, feminine, muscular (athletic look).
- General athleticism to the body (a feminine muscularity)
- Are the muscles toned but not visible?
- Is there a reasonable amount of body fat so that separation between the muscles is visible but muscle fibers aren’t?
- Symmetry and Proportion
- The contestant should show good balance, proportion, and symmetry to her physique.
- Do the right and left sides look balanced?
- Is there an even flow throughout the body?
- Is there a balance of muscle groups, so that none stand out from the rest?
- From the front shoulders should be well defined and flow nicely into the triceps and biceps. There should be a taper in the lats into the oblique noticeably flowing into the sweep of the upper thigh. In general, her physique should show separation and conditioning but not be over lean or striated.
- From the side her body should show a nice taper from the lat to tie into the oblique showing an “oblique sweep”. The legs should be muscular without or minimum separation of the quads. The calves should be well developed, and semi-flexed from the use of heels.
- From the back the shoulders should be well rounded with the lats having a nice taper to the lumbar area. It should be well defined without over bulkiness. The glues and hamstrings should be firm and should show a well developed outer sweep to the thigh. Calves will be firm and nicely developed.
- Stage Presence
- Does the competitor demonstrate confidence?
- Does the competitor walk and turn smoothly and with poise?
- Transitions from each quarter turn should be fluid without hesitation and her poise must be will practices.
- Also considered: grooming, posture, skin tone, make-up and suit selection
Open to NATURAL Amateur athletes who hold a current NGA card. If you are a current member, please bring your membership card. If you are not a current member, you can join online at www.nationalgym.com.
- Contest Check-In – 7am
- Pre-Judging – 9am
- Evening Awards Show – 5pm
Pre-Judging and Poses:
At check-in, competitors will receive their contest t-shirt and goodie bag. Please bring your polygraph receipt and NGA membership card to check-in (in case we need to verify any additional information)
Competitors will line up backstage and walk onto the stage one at a time to perform a Model Walk:
The Model Walk (T-Walk):
- Walk to the corner of the stage and model pose
- Walk to the opposite corner of the stage and model pose
- Walk to the center of the stage
- Pause facing forward so that judges can clearly see you in your front mandatory pose
- Turn to the back for your mandatory back pose and pause. If hair is long, sweep it to the front so back and shoulders can be seen by the judges.
- Turn to the front again for side relaxed/model pose (body facing the judges), pause and curtsy
- Walk off stage. Be prepared to come back onstage with the group.
Prejudging can be an exhausting task, and a competitor can be on stage for quite a long time. But it is this time when most of the judging actually happens. The evening show is just what it describes: it is an evening “show” for the audience.
For each weight class:
For those competiting on Saturday: The morning prejudging will be your biggest opportunity to show yourself on stage, and it is at this time that you should encourage your friends and family who are planning on attending to come and watch. Awards will be given out on Saturday evening.
- First five places each weight class will receive NEILS ANDERSON Sculptures and Medallions
- Pros’ Cash Awards (Spring Show): 1st $900 – 2nd $700 – 3rd $500 – 4th $300 – 5th $175
- Two piece suit
- Should enhance competitor’s look
- Two pieces may be connected
- Must be within good taste; no thongs permitted
- Promoter reserves the right to ban any swimsuit not within good taste.
- Must wear clear high heels
- Jewelry, hair ornaments and body glitter are allowed.
- No oil may be used, but sheen is okay.
- Use a tanning product to improve appearance under the bright stage lights
- Makeup, hair and grooming should be well done but not distracting.