Figure Info & Rules
General Information
  • ENTRY FEE/DEADLINE: $75.00 - first category, $50.00 each additional category. Crossover between divisions are permitted. Due by March 3, 2018. Late entries will have a $40.00 processing fee. Visit the registration page to enter
  • ELIGIBILITY: Open to all NPC registered athletes. Please pre-register at NPC cards will, also, be available at the contest. Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, Physique, Figure and Bikini competitions are a national qualifier and therefore open to all NPC registered individuals.
  • DATE, TIME & LOCATION: March 10, 2018 at 6pm | Niagara Falls Conference & Events Center | 101 Old Falls St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
  • CHECK-IN: Friday, March 9, 2018 at 6:30pm at Niagara Falls Conference and Event Center. (All contestants MUST report for height and/or weight verification and NPC membership)
    • Athlete and Backstage Trainer Credentialing Meeting: Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 9:00AM 
    • Judging: Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 10:00AM 
  • EVENING SHOW: Contestants are to report at 5:30 PM. Finals at 6:00 PM. All contestants will be presented to the audience at the finals. 
  • MUSIC: House 
  • AWARDS: Top five in each class and overall winners will receive awards
  • MISC: All contestants must display good sportsmanship at all times and follow rules. Signing the registration form is consent of acceptance to financial responsibility for replacement cost of Convention Center property caused by misuse.
Height and Age Classes
  • Up to and including 5'2''
  • Over 5'2'' up to and including 5'4''
  • Over 5'4'' up to and including 5'6''
  • Over 5'6''
  • Junior (23 and under) 
  • Over 35 
  • Over 45
Posing Attire
  • Competitors will compete in a two-piece suit. The bottom of the suit must be v-shaped. No thongs are permitted. Competitors can compete in an off the rack suit. All swimsuits must be in good taste.
  • Competitors must wear high heels.
  • Competitors may wear jewelry
Photo Credit: Kenny Krug
Competition Judging
  • Competitors will walk to the center of the stage alone and perform quarter (1/4) turns, face the judges as directed then proceed to the side of the stage.
  • Competitors will be judged wearing a two-piece swimsuit and high heels
  • The competitors will be brought back out in a group and directed to do quarter turns
  • Judges will have the opportunity to compare competitors against each other in quarter turns.
  • Judges will be scoring competitors using the following criteria:
    • Small degree of muscularity with separation, no visible striations
    • Overall muscle tone with shapely lines, overall firmness and not excessively lean
    • Full general assessment
    • Healthy appearance
    • Make-up
    • Skin tone
Photo Credit: Kenny Krug
Who Qualifies for a National Level Competitions?
  • Competitors that place in the top five (5) in each open class at national qualifying contests qualify for the Junior USA, Junior Nationals, NPC Universe and IFBB North American Championship competitions.
  • Competitors that place in the top three (3) in each open class at national qualifying contests qualify for the USA and National Championships. 
  • One-year qualification for the top five (5) places in each class at national-level contests previously listed.
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