TIM GARDNER PRODUCTIONS
Stay updated on the current NPC rules and categories criteria.
Please click the link to register for an NPC membership. Every athlete must be a member of the NPC to compete on stage. If you register online and do not receive your email confirmation. Please visit www.npcregistration.com, sign-in with your user credentials and download your registration number.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NPC ATHLETES: All competitors must have a current NPC card at the athlete check-in. NPC memberships run as the calendar year from January 1 – December 31.
An NPC athlete can compete in the TRUE NOVICE division as long as they have never entered that particular NPC division.
An NPC athlete can compete in the NOVICE division as long as they have never won their class in that particular NPC division.
ALLOTTED TIME FOR FINALS POSING ROUTINES:
NPC Men & Women Bodybuilding, Classic Physique & Women Physique will be 60 seconds choreographed routine to music at evening finals. NPC Fitness routines are 2 minutes. Gymnastics moves are prohibited in all divisions except Women Fitness.
For the above posing category divisions, all registered NPC athletes will be prompted to upload their music by their confirmation email.
The NPC Fitness division will no longer have the two-piece swimsuit round. All NPC athletes will judged on their fitness routines including the following mandatory moves; push-up, high kick, straddle hold & side split.
Beginning in 2018, only the top two of each open class of every open category will qualify for NPC National level status. Qualification is good through the ensuing year.
Please take note that due to liability concerns, weight equipment in the pump up area can no longer be provided. You are allowed to bring your own bands at your own risk.
Backstage passes can be purchased at the NPC athlete check-in only. This recipient must have a current NPC card membership with proper identification for liability purposes and must show proof of purchase of prejudging & evening finals tickets prior to buying a backstage pass. You will not be able to pass security backstage without proper credentials. Backstage photography or videography is strictly prohibited.
NPC News Online is the official photographer/videographer at all Tim Gardner Productions events. Industry stand-out, Dan Ray will assist NPC News Online at all Tim Gardner Productions Events. Individual photo shoots can be reserved or scheduled with our official photographers.
Hot Spot Tanning is the official tanning, hair & makeup company at all Tim Gardner Productions events. No other tanning companies are allowed to set up at the designated official host hotels.
NPC competitors can register online for each designated Tim Gardner Productions event at www.timgardnerproductions.com. Each athlete can enter as many classes in various categories for multiple crossovers if eligible. Entry fees are non-refundable but can be applied as a credit for a future Tim Gardner Productions event.
ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS & VIDEOGRAPHERS: Video, telephoto lens cameras & live streaming are strictly prohibited at any Tim Gardner Productions IFBB Professional League Pro-Am event.
Judges will score competitors according to the IFBB Pro League "total package" which is balance of size, symmetry and muscularity.
JUDGING POSING ROUNDS
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 will be marked down.
Stage Presence and Personality
Contestants will be asked to walk in 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 manufacturer's logo such as Nike symbols or Billabong are acceptable.) Competitors will enter the stage without a shirt and barefoot. No lewd acts allowed for example the moon pose. No Gymnastics moves are allowed. Judges are looking for the contestants with the best presence and poise who can successfully convey his personality to the audience.
Competitors will walk to the center of the stage 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.
The judging is scored 100% and will consist of comparisions of the quater turns and the following "5" mandatory poses:
HEIGHT & WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS:
The breakdown for the 4 height classes will be:
The finals will consist of
Competitors are required to wear posing shorts. You are "NOT" to wear board shorts or Bodybuilding posing trunks. Competitors are required to wear the same type of cut and all shorts that are worn in competition must be black.
Athletes will be allowed to crossover and compete in additional divisions. This way you can choose where you currently fit the best.
FITNESS COMPETITOR RULES
Begining in 2018, the emphasis in Women's Fitness will be the fitness routine and will be scored as 1/3 on Physique / Two-Piece Swimsuit and 2/3 on the Two Minute Fitness Routine. The Two Minute Fitness Routine scores will be doubled.
The mandatory movements within the routine, in no specific order, in Women's Fitness are as follows:
The Physique/Two-Piece Swimsuit round will be judged during prejudging and the Two Minute Fitness Routine will be performed and scored during finals. It is suggested that finals begin with the Two Minute Fitness Routine.
All athletes will be introduced in their two-piece swimsuits. The finalists will perform their routines. After all classes are completed the trophies will be awarded. At competitions where there is more than one class the class winners will be brought back in heir two-piece swimsuits. Quater turns will be done. The judges will then decide on the overall winner based on their physique and routine. In regards to ties, after highs and lows are removed if there is still a tie, then the athlete who has won the routine round is the winner.
Judges will use four (4) aspects to score this round using the following criteria:
NPC FIGURE COMPETITOR RULES
Competitors will walk on to the center of the stage alone and perform quater (1/4) turns, face the judges as directed then proceed to the side of the stage.
COMPARISON ROUND - 2 PIECE SWIMSUIT
Judges will be scoring competitors using the following criteria:
BIKINI COMPETITOR RULES
BIKINI COMPETITION JUDGING
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.
COMPARISON ROUND, TWO-PIECE SWIMSUIT
Judges will be scoring competitors using the following criteria:
Women's Physique Division has been created to give a platform for women who enjoy weight training, competing, contest preparation. Competitors should display a toned, athletic physique showcasing feminity, muscle tone, beauty flow of physique. While all types of physiques will be considered when it comes to height, weight, structure, etc. Excessive muscularity should be scored down accordingly.
Women's Physique competitors should have the overall aesthetics and look that is found in figure with a little more overall muscularity.
Finals routine will be maximun 90 seconds in length, performed to music of athletes choice adhering to rules set forth by the IFBB Pro League. Music containing profanity or explicit language should not be used and may result in routine being cut short.
This division is for females with athletic physique’s that showcase more body mass in the hips, glutes and thigh areas. The upper body is developed but not to the same degree as the lower body.
Competitors will face front with one hand on hip, one arm straight down and one leg slightly extended. We do not want to see the arm off to side with the elbow bent and the wrist bent upwards.
Quarter turn Right
Competitors will turn slightly facing the judges with right hand on hip and left arm straight down and right leg bent at knee. More like a twisting side pose that Bikini competitors perform. We do not want to see the arm off to side with the elbow bent and the wrist bent upwards.
Quarter turn Rear
Competitors will face the rear with lower back arched with glutes pushed back. We do not want to see the arm off to side with the elbow bent and the wrist bent upwards.
Quarter turn Right
Competitors will turn slightly facing the judges with the left hand on the hip, right arm relaxed and left leg bent at knee. We do not want to see the arm off to side with the elbow bent and the wrist bent upwards.
As it is currently performed in the Bikini Division. Listen to instructions from the Head Judge.