2017 MARIA BELLANDO NPC SOUTHERN STATES FITNESS, FIGURE & BIKINI CHAMPIONSHIPS
SPECIAL NOTICE: This contest is an OFFICIAL NATIONAL QUALIFIER for all NPC national events in 2017 & 2018.
SANCTION: This competition is sanctioned by the National Physique Committee of the USA Inc. NPC Sanction #14537.
ELIGIBILITY: This contest is open to all women in the U.S. Those in the Teenage & Masters Women must provide proof of age at the check in. Contestants must be a member of the NPC and membership cards can be purchased on line (NPCNewsOnline.com) and or will be available for purchase at the event: 2017 fee: $125.00.
CROSSOVERS: Competitors will be allowed to enter multiple contests – subject to their being qualified – no limit to the number.
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FITNESS OPEN : Two height classes: Short, and Tall – 3 places in each height class plus Overall. The overall winner will receive travel expense reimbursement of $250.00 good toward the airfare for the 2018 NPC Fitness Nationals at the Team Universe in NJ. Routine counts 66 2/3 % of the overall score!!
OPEN FIGURE : Four height Classes: 5 places in each height class plus Overall. The Figure Open overall winner will receive travel expense reimbursement of $250.00 good towards the airfare for the 2017 NPC USA July 28-30 in Las Vegas, NV or the 2017 NPC Nationals Nov. 17-19 in Miami, FL.
NOVICE FIGURE : Two height Classes – 3 places in each plus Overall (open to any female who has not won an overall in a previous figure contest).
TEEN FIGURE WOMEN : One Class – 3 places.
MASTERS WOMEN OVER 60, 50, 40, 30 FIGURE : One Class each age group – 3 places in each.
MASTERS WOMEN OVERALL : The winners of the Over 60, 50, 40, and 30 Figure compete for the Masters Figure Overall.
OPEN BIKINI: Four height classes – 5 places in each height class plus Overall. The Women’s Open Bikini overall winner will receive travel expense reimbursement of $250.00 for the 2017 NPC USA July 28-30 in Las Vegas, NV or the 2017 NPC Nationals on Nov. 17-19 in Miami, FL.
BIKINI OVER 30 : Two classes – 3 places in each height class plus Overall
BIKINI OVER 40: One class – 3 places
BIKINI OVER 50: One Class – 3 places
NOVICE BIKINI : Three classes – 3 places in each height class plus Overall. Open to any female who has not won an overall in a previous bikini contest.
TEEN BIKINI: One class – 3 places (must be minimum of 16 yrs. of age)
MASTERS WOMEN OVER 50, 40, 30 BIKINI: The winners of the Over 50, 40, and 30 Bikini compete for the Masters Bikini Overall.
1ST TIME NOVICE – OPEN CLASS – 5 PLACES
In case of emergency or hardship, call the promoter for a check-in on: Friday, July 7, 2017 from 8:00am – 8:30am – War Memorial Auditorium (Contest Site).
FRIDAY, JULY 7 -Athlete meeting at 8:30am – PREJUDGING STARTS AT 9:00AM – EVENING SHOW AT 6:00PM.
MUSIC: Music will be used for the Fitness Routine (Round #2). Contestants must provide a CD cued to their exact music – maximum time 2 minutes. No profanity is allowed on the CDs.
Jewelry may be worn, Thong swimsuits will not be allowed, and the workable stage area is 45′ long by 30′ deep. It is a flat floor and there will be no platforms.
TANNING & HAIR/MAKEUP: Pro Tan® is proud to be the Title Sponsor and Official Tanning Company for the NPC Southern States Championships. All competitors can book their tan as well as hair and makeup for the event at ProTanUSA.com. Use coupon code “SouthernStates17” to save $20 OFF your order if you book before June 15th.
CROSSOVERS: Competitors will be allowed to enter multiple contests – subject to their being qualified – no limit. Crossover fee: $40.00 per extra event.
AWARDS– All contestants in the Fitness, Figure & Bikini will receive a contest medallion, souvenir program and official contest t-shirt.
WOMEN’S OPEN FITNESS
ROUND 1/TWO PIECE SWIMSUIT: In each height class, the contestants will be brought out as a group first and then individually to do their quarter turns and then compared in a line up in their two piece swimsuits with heels. The judges will be scoring the degree of athleticism by assessing the firmness, symmetry, proportion and overall physical appearance including complexion, skin tone, poise and overall presentation.
ROUND 2/FITNESS ROUTINE: Each contestant will perform a routine to music for no longer than 2 minutes. Routines may include aerobics, dance, gymnastics or other demonstration of athletic ability. Judges will be looking for style, personality, athletic coordination, strength moves, endurance and overall performance. THERE ARE NO REQUIRED MOVEMENTS. Contestants will wear a fitness outfit of their choice along with athletic shoes. Special attention should be given to your fitness outfit since it too will be judged. Due to the danger of slipping, no body oil will be allowed during this round. Props carried on stage by the athlete are approved, subject to promoter
SCORING: FITNESS ROUTINE NOW COUNTS FOR 66 2/3% OF THE SCORING! In the Women’s Open Fitness, the winner of the Short Class and Tall Class will be brought back on stage and compared with quarter turns in their two-piece swimsuit and heels for judging of the overall winner.
FIGURE – OPEN, NOVICE, TEEN & MASTERS OVER 30
ROUND 1/TWO PIECE SWIMSUIT: The contestants, wearing a two piece swimsuit of their choice with high heels, will be brought out individually to do their quarter turns and then compared in a line-up. No thong swimsuits will be permitted. Jewelry may be worn in this round. No oil may be worn. The judges will be scoring the degree of athleticism by assessing the firmness, symmetry, proportion and overall physical appearance including complexion, skin tone, poise, swimsuit and overall presentation.
ROUND 2/FINAL ASSESSMENT: In the Women’s Open Figure & Novice Figure, the winners of the height classes will be brought back on stage and compared in their two piece swimsuit and heels for judging of the overall winner in each category. The same criteria for judging applies in this round as in Round 1.
BIKINI – OPEN, NOVICE, TEEN & OVER 50, 40 & 30
ROUND 1/TWO PIECE SWIMSUIT: The contestants, wearing a two piece swimsuit of their choice with high heels, will be brought out in a group of their height class and asked to do their front and rear poses. Then the contestants will perform their individual “ModelWalk” (personal preference) to the center of the stage, stop and do a front stance, do a full turn to do their rear stance, turn to front again, then proceed to the side of the stage. No thong swimsuits will be permitted. Jewelry may be worn in this round. No oil may be worn. The contestants will then present their full front and rear stance with the other contestants in their height class. Judges will score competitors on “Balance and Shape” and overall physical appearance including complexion, skin tone, poise and overall presentation.
ROUND 2/FINALS: In the Women’s Open Bikini, Novice and Masters Over 30, the winners in the height classes will then be brought back on stage and compared for the awarding of the overall trophy in each category.
DETAILED CONTEST INFORMATION: Contact IFBB Fitness Pro/Contest Promoter Maria Bellando at 305-968-3318 or e-mail: email@example.com with any questions concerning the contest.
ENTRY FEE: $80.00 (Additional $40.00 for each Crossover).
Entry fees are non refundable. Make check or money order payable to: MARIA BELLANDO and send to:
MARIA BELLANDO. PROMOTER
2016 NPC SOUTHERN STATES BIKINI,FIGURE & FITNESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 15880 SW 138TH PLACE
MIAMI , FL 33177
DEADLINE: Late entries accepted up to and on registration/check- in day. Late fee: $40.00
Entries still open at the registration/check in at the War Memorial Auditorium – Thursday 5-8pm for Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Men’s Physique – Friday – 4-7pm for Bodybuilding, Classic & Women’s Physique.