Athletes can compete in 2 classes, so for Males it can be Bodybuilding and Men’s Physique (you cannot compete in 2 bodybuilding classes) Females can compete in both the Trained Figure and Bikini.
You will have to purchase a separate entry for each class (Please check the guidelines for the classes you are entering)
It can be viewed on www.worldnaturalbb.com/drug-testing-banned-substances/ It is the athletes responsibility to make themselves fully aware of the banned substance list.
All NBFI must be 10 years drug free of prescription/pharmaceuticals hormones on the banned substance list and two years free of over-the-counter hormones, pro-hormones or banned substances listed or the chemical counterparts, unless otherwise noted, prior to their first NBFI competition.
All athletes, with no exception, MUST purchase membership.
The minimum age to compete is 16 years old.
The age limit to compete in Junior Bodybuilding is 23 & under. For clarification this limit is 23 years & 364 days.
The age limit to compete in Teenage Bodybuilding is 18 & under. For clarification this limit is 18 years & 364 days.
Music will ONLY be accepted on an MP3 file. It must be emailed to email@example.com clearly stating you name, class and whether you want the music to be played at the side of the stage (before you come onto the stage) or center stage (when you are standing center stage). Please note No music is required if you’re competing in the following classes Men’s Physique, Bikini or Trained Figure.
All competitors must have a valid passport or driver licence with them on the day.
Novice competitors are either first time competitors, someone who has competed and has not placed, or has not placed top three in an Open class.
We test all class winners and will also carry out random testing during the day of the competition. We also do random off-season testing. Failure to take the test will results in automatic an life time ban.
We test all class winners and will also carry out random tests during the day of the competition. We also do random off-season testing. Failure to take the test will results in an automatic life time ban.
Yes you can. Physical cards are not issued by the NBFI. We have a database of members that we check on show-day at Athlete’s registration.
We will endeavour to send you a confirmed email in 24-48 hours. If you haven’t received confirmation within this time frame, then please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will have an official tanner at the venue, however, please note the NBFI are not responsible for the Tanning so please do not email us looking for information. Please direct all enquiries to the official tanner.
Instant tans are not allowed in the NBFI e.g Dream tan & Panatta etc.We have banned instant tans as they do not dry and rub off easily damaging the venue.
ONLY competitors and NBFI personnel are allowed back stage at any time. If we see any family members, friends or coaches back stage with you we will have no other option but to DISQUALIFY you. This will be STRICTLY enforced.
We get lots of requests each year after the show for feedback. As you can appreciate it’s very hard for Judges to remember everyone after the show so if you require feedback then I suggest you approach the judges at the interval or at the end of the show. Please note No Feedback will be giving out after show day. The best feedback you’ll get for yourselves is from your stage shots so best to get signed up to the official photographer.
To be selected to represent NBFI overseas you will typically need be a high standard athlete and be competitive on the international stage, winning your class does not automatically qualify you.
Take a look on-line where there are literally hours of video footage & hundreds of images from previous shows. We can guide & suggest what we feel is best, however the responsibility to register & follow the criteria lies with the athlete alone.
Broadly speaking, no. We are prepared to carry your membership or entry fee over to another future event if circumstances warrant it. Obviously, we will take individual circumstances into account.
No. You must pre-register on-line at www.nbfi.ie