Men's Physique

Men's Physique Info and 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 www.npcnewsonline.com. 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)
  • PRE-JUDGING:
    • 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 5'6''
  • Over 5'6'' up to and including 5'8''
  • Over 5'8'' up to and including 5'10''
  • Over 5'10'' up to and including 6'0''
  • Over 6'0''
  • Junior (23 and under)
  • Over 40
  • Over 50 
Posing Attire
Contestants must wear 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.) 

Photo Credit: Kenny Krug
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
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.

Photo Credit: Tony Spriglia
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.
Qualifications
Who Qualifies for a National Level  Competitions?
  • The top five (5) in an open class will qualify for all other national contests including the NPC Junior USA, NPC Junior National, NPC Universe and IFBB North American Championships.
  • The top three (3) in an open class in a national qualifying Men’s Physique contest will be qualified for the NPC USA and NPC National Championships.
  • One-year qualification for the top five (5) places in each class at national-level contests previously listed.
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