Bikini Info & Rules
General Information 
  • ENTRY FEE/DEADLINE: $75.00 for first category, $120 for 2 categories, $180 for 3 categories, $240 for 4 categories, $300 for 5 categories. Crossover between divisions are permitted. When registering for 2 or more categories online, please use coupon code 2018WINNER to receive the pricing above. Due by March 3, 2018. Late entries will have a $40.00 handling 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'' and up to and including 5'4'' 
  • Over 5'4'' and up to and including 5'6''
  • Over 5'6''
  • Junior (23 and under)
  • Over 35
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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. Athletes will be warned about improper suits and are advised to bring two (2) suits to check in. The fronts of the suits are too low and must be constructed higher. Athletes will be scored down if the suit is not up to standard
  • Competitors must wear high heels.
  • Competitors may wear jewelry.
Bikini Competition Judging
  • Competitors will walk onstage alone and perform their Model Walk (personal preference)
  • The Model Walk consists of the following:
    • Walk to the center of the stage , stop and do a front stance, then a full turn and do a back stance, then turn to the front again and face the judges as directed then proceed to the side of the stage. No lewd acts are permitted. Length of time allowed is 10 seconds.
  • Competitors will be judged wearing a two-piece swimsuit and heels.
  • The competitors will be brought back out in a group and directed to do a full front and back stance.
  • Judges will have the opportunity to compare competitors against each other in half turns. (No side judging permitted, front and back only.)
  • Judges will be scoring competitors using the following criteria:
    • Balance and Shape
    • Overall physical appearance including complexion, skin tone, poise and overall presentation.
Photo Credit: Kenny Krug
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Who Qualifies for a National Level Competitions?
  • Competitors that place in the top five (5) in each open class at national qualifying contests are qualified for the NPC Jr USA, Jr Nationals, NPC Universe and IFBB North American Championships.
  • Competitors that place in the top three (3) in each open class at a national qualifying contest are eligible for the USA and Nationals.
  • One-year qualification for the top five (5) places in each class at national-level contests previously listed.
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