Class Descriptions | Posing Attire


*Please Note PRO Qualifers: 
Open PRO Qualifiers must have 5 or more competitors to award IPE Pro Card.
40+ PRO Qualifiers must have 3 or more competitors to award IPE Pro Card.

Open and Novice classes broke down by height.
Short, Medium, Med-Tall & Tall 
Number of competitors determines number of classes.

FIGURE CLASSES 
TEEN -
Age 13-19
NOVICE
 - Competitor's that have not won 1st in Novice, having at least four competitors.

OPEN - Pro Qualifier. Open to any competitor regardless of age or accomplishments. To award IPE Pro Card must have 5 or more competitors.
MASTERS 40+ - Pro Qualifier. Competitors shall be age 40 & over. 
To award IPE Pro Card must have 3 or more competitors.

MASTERS 50+ - Age 50 & over.

POSING ATTIRE
FIGURE | WOMENS PHYSIQUE | WOMENS BODYBUILDING


QUARTER TURNS


BIKINI CLASSES
TEEN
 - Age 13-19

NOVICE - Competitor's that have not won 1st in Novice, having at least four competitors.
OPEN
 - Pro Qualifier. Open to any competitor regardless of age or accomplishments. 
To award IPE Pro Card must have 5 or more competitors.

MASTERS 40+ - Pro Qualifier. Age 40 & over. To award IPE Pro Card must have 3 or more competitors.
MASTERS 50+ - Age 50 & over.

BIKINI 

Bikini Overview
Competitors compete in a two-piece suit. No Thongs or Thong-like are permitted. Competitors can compete in an off the rack suit. All suits must be in good taste. Athletes concerned with the cut of their suit not being up to standard will submit pictures by contacting info@nanbf.net to ensure it is not an improper suit. If suit fronts or bottoms are too low or small and the judges deem them to not be up to standard, the competitors will be scored down.
Competitors must wear high heels.
Competitors may wear jewelry.
Each competitor must have a active IPE membership.
Bikini divisions are height based and split according to competitor numbers.
Crossovers are not allowed in other Pro Devisions in the same show.
The use of performance-enhancing substances is never permitted. All competitors must successfully pass a polygraph screen prior to competition.


Bikini Quarter Turns
Front Pose
Competitors face the judges. 
Sit on a hip to one side with opposite leg extended. 
One hand on a hip.
Side Pose
Competitors face the side.
Hips and feet face side of the stage. 
Turn your head to look at audience/judges
Hand placed on hip.
Back Pose 
Feet no more then shoulder width apart.  
Arms straight down along the side of your quads, hands can be placed on the front of your quads or placed to the side. 
Slight modification allowed, feet closer together. Back is open but not overly flared. 
Hair should be pulled to the side, if needed, to avoid obstructing back view. 
Feet more than shoulder width apart or leaning forward excessively is NOT permitted, and will be scored down. 

Bikini Judging Criteria
Judging is based on competitors displaying a foundation of muscle which gives shape, fullness and good symmetry. 
Stage presence - poise, posture and confidence. 
Overall appearance - hair, make-up, skin tone, suit fit and tan. 
Bikini competitors should not display deep muscle separation, striations or graininess. 
 

WOMENS PHYSIQUE CLASSES
NOVICE -
Competitor's that have not won 1st in Novice, having at least four competitors, of any organization.
OPEN
 - Pro Qualifier. Open to any competitor regardless of age or accomplishments. To award IPE Pro Card must have 5 or more competitors.

MASTERS 40+
- Pro Qualifier. Age 40 & over. To award IPE Pro Card must have 3 or more competitors.


Womens Physique Mandatory Poses
   
CLASSIC MEN CLASSES
NOVICE - Competitor's that have not won 1st in Novice, having at least four competitors.
OPEN - Pro Qualifier. Open to any competitor regardless of age or accomplishments. To award IPE Pro Card must have 5 or more competitors.
MASTERS 40+ - Pro Qualifier. Competitors age 40 & over. To award IPE Pro Card must have 3 or more competitors.

Classic Mandatory Poses




MENS PHYSIQUE CLASSES
TEEN
 - Age 13-19

NOVICE - Competitor's that have not won 1st in Novice, having at least four competitors.
OPEN - Pro Qualifier. Is open to any competitor regardless of age or accomplishments. To award IPE Pro Card must have 5 or more competitors.
MASTERS 40+ - Pro Qualifier. Age 40 & over.
To award IPE Pro Card must have 3 or more competitors.
MASTERS 50+ - Age 50 & over.
MASTERS 60+ -
Age 60 & over.


POSING ATTIRE
 Board Short Pics
MENS PHYSIQUE QUARTER TURNES

BODYBUILDING MEN & WOMEN 
(Unless designated)

TEEN MEN - Age 13-19
COLLEGIATE MEN - Full-time students (at least 12 credit hours) in accredited schools and must produce current valid student identification. Can also be enrolled in a graduate student with a 6-hour load.
NOVICE- Have not won 1st in Novice, having at least four competitors.
OPEN - Pro Qualifier. Open to any competitor regardless of age or accomplishments. To award IPE Pro Card must have 5 or more competitors.
MASTERS 40+ - Pro Qualifier for Males & Females.
Age 40 & over. To award IPE Pro Card  must have 3 or more competitors.

MASTERS 50+ - Age 50 & over.
MASTERS 60+- Age 60 & over.

Bodybuilding Mandatory Poses
BB