Women's Figure Categories:
The following are the various Women's Figure Categories:
- Novice: Open to any female figure competitor who as not won the same competition previously.
- Open Figure: Open to all female figure competitors. The Open Figure has two height divisions as follows:-
- 163cms and Under (Short) and
Over 163cms (Tall)
Masters Women Open to all female figure competitors of the age 35 years and over as of 1st January of the year you are competing in.
Grand Masters Women: Open to all female figure cometitors of the age 45 years and over as of 1st January of the year you are competing in.
Ultra Grand Masters Women: Open to all female figure competitors of the age 50 years and over as of 1st January of the year you are competing in.
Women's Figure Judging Guidelines:
Competitors must have a trained athletic physique. Figure competitors should show muscle seperation between all major muscle groups.
The concept of Womens's Figure is to express more aesthetic, athletic figure.
High heel shoes are worn.
Competitors are encouraged to wear any colors and 3/4 cut costumes during judging rounds.
G-Strings are not permitted under any circumstances.
Hands remain open not clenched.
Competitors may twist their physique during the symmetry round. (Hips must face the front)
Round 1 - Compulsory Poses
Round 1 - 50%
In this round, figure competitors perform five compulsory poses:
1. Front Double Bicep (hips facing the front).
2. Side Chest (any side).
3. Side tricep (any side).
4. Rear Double Bicep (spike one calf).
5. Abdomininal and Thigh
In this round judges are comparing competitors for the following:
- The shape, and quality of all muscle groups.
- The balance of one muscle group against another.
- Muscale separation, and sharpness.
- Left side of the body compared to the right, front compared to rear.
Round 2 - Symmetry
Round 2 - 50%
In this round the competitors will stand in numerical order facing the judges and they will perform four one quarter turns - the hips will be facing the judges, then the competitors will make three one quarter turns to the right thus displaying their physique from every angle.
In this round judges are looking for the following:
Proportion - The balance of one muscle group to another eg. Lower body to upper body, biceps to calves, waist to quadriceps etc.
Balance - The left side of a competitors body compared to the right, the front compared to the rear, upper and lower.
Symmetry - The competitors overall shape and line.
Round 3 - Free Posing
Routine is optional .Routine is not judged
Competitors will pose to their own music for a maximum of 60 seconds.
You will be asked for your music at the official registration in exchange for your competition number which must be pinned on to your posing attire and be in a visible area at all times. (Please check with your promoter of chosen event for preferred music type accepted.) Music formats that acceptable are:
- CD Audio - preferred
Music must be provided on a CD. Please also ensure you bring a backup CD. Duration of music for figure competitors is up to 60 secs to perform your routine. If you choose to do your routine in less than the permitted time this is also fine.
It is advisable to test your music and CD on a laptop to avoid any problems with your music during registration.