The Powell Classic Bikini Rules

PRIVATE NON-SANCTIONED

>>> Printable Contest Rules Click Here

  • Competitors will compete in a two-piece suit. The bottom of the suit must be v-shaped. No thongs are permitted. Competitors can compete in an off the rack suit. All swimsuits must be in good taste. Athletes will be warned about improper suits and are advised to bring two suits to check in.
  • Competitors must wear high heels.
  • Competitors may wear jewelry.

Classes

5’4″ and under – Short
Over 5’4″ to 5’6″ – Medium
Over 5’6″ – Tall

At the discretion of the promoter, the Bikini competition may be split into as many classes as needed.

Check-Ins

Bikini competitors will be checked in and measured.

Presentation

  • Competitors will walk onstage alone and perform their Model Walk (personal preference)
  • The Model Walk consists of the following:  Walk to the center of the stage, stop and do a front stance, then turn to the back and do a back stance, then turn to the front again and face the judges then proceed to the side of the stage. No lewd acts are permitted. Length of time allowed is 10 seconds.

Comparison Round

  • Competitors will be judged wearing a two-piece swimsuit and heels.
  • The competitors will be brought back out in a group and directed to do front and back stance.
  • Judges will have the opportunity to compare competitors against each other in half turns. (No side judging permitted, front and back only.)

Scoring

Balance, Shape and Symmetry

Overall appearance including:

  • Complexion
  • Skin tone
  • Poise and personality
  • Overall presentation

The Powell Classic Figure Rules

  • Competitors will compete in a two-piece suit. The bottom of the suit must be v-shaped. No thongs are permitted. Competitors can compete in an off the rack suit.  All swimsuits must be in good taste.
  • Figure will not have a routine round.
  • Competitors must wear high heels.
  • Competitors may wear jewelry.

Classes

5’4″ and under – Short
Over 5’4″ to 5’6″- Medium
Over 5’6″ – Tall

At the discretion of the promoter, the Figure competitors may be split into as many classes as needed.

Check-Ins

Figure Competitors will be checked in and measured

Presentation

Competitors will walk to the center of the stage alone and perform quarter (1/4) turns, face the judges as directed then proceed to the side of the stage.

Comparison Round

  • Competitors will be judged wearing a two-piece swimsuit and high heels
  • The competitors will be brought back out in a group and directed to do quarter turns
  • Judges will have the opportunity to compare competitors against each other in quarter turns.

Scoring

Judges criteria for scoring the competitors

Balance, symmetry, and small degree of muscularity with separation. No visible striations

Overall Appearance including:

  1. Muscle tone, overall firmness and NOT excessively lean
  2. Healthy appearance
  3. Poise and personality
  4. Make-up and skin tone

 The Powell Classic Women Physique Rules

  • Symmetry, shape, proportion, muscle tone, poise and beauty flow
  • Physique assessment and comparison will take place during prejudging
  • 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 femininity, muscle tone, beauty/flow of physique.
  • The following are examples of common terms used in the bodybuilding industry. These words can be helpful to assess what should not be descriptive to the physiques being judged in women’s physique: Ripped, shredded, peeled, striated, dry, diced, hard, vascular, grainy, massive, thick, dense, etc.
  • 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.

Prejudging and Night Routine

  • Competitors will perform a mandatory 30 second routine without music for prejudging, and then perform a 45 second routine for the evening finals. Posing music will only be used at the evening finals.
  • Competitors must provide two CDs with up to 45 seconds maximum and only one song per CD allowed.
  • No profanity or vulgar music allowed and you may not perform the moon pose.
  • Competitors can compete in an off the rack suit and all suits must be in good taste. No thongs permitted.
  • Competitors will compete in a two piece suit and suits do not have to be one color.
  • Competitors may wear jewelry. No heels are to be worn at any time during the competition.
  • Competitors must wear their numbers on the left side of the posing suit during the competition.

Classes

5’5″ and under – Short
Over 5’5″ – Tall

At the discretion of the promoter, the Physique competitors may be split into as many classes as needed.

Check-Ins

Physique Competitors will be checked in and measured

Mandatory Poses

  1. Front double bicep with relaxed hands
  2. Back double bicep with relaxed hands
  3. Side triceps with leg extended
  4. Side chest with arms extended
  5. Front abs

Scoring

Judges criteria for scoring the competitors:

  1. Symmetry, proportion, shape, muscle tone, poise, beauty and flow of the physique.
  2. Muscularity with separation without compromising femininity.
  3. The Physique can NOT be ripped, shredded, hard or vascular. Excessive muscularity will be scored down accordingly.

The Powell Classic Men Physique Rules

Judging Criteria

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 should 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 a manufacturer’s logo such as Nike symbol or Billabongs 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 contestant with the best stage presence and poise who can successfully convey his personality to the audience.

Classes

5’9″ and under – Short
Over 5’9″ – Tall

At the discretion of the promoter, the Physique competition may be split into as many classes as needed.

Check-Ins

Physique Competitions will be checked in and measured

Competition Judging

Presentation

Competitors will walk to the center of the stage alone 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.

Comparison Round

The competitors will be brought back out in a group and directed to do turns.

Judges will have the opportunity to compare competitors against each other in turns.

Scoring

Judges criteria for scoring the competitors:

Muscularity and Body Condition

  • Judges will be looking for the competitor who displays proper symmetry and shape combined with muscularity and overall condition. Extreme muscularity will be marked down.

Stage Presence and Personality

  • Judges are looking for the competitor with the best stage presence and poise who can successfully convey his personality to the audience.

The Powell Classic Men’s Bodybuilding Rules

  • Competitors will perform a mandatory 30 second routine without music for Prejudging, and the perform up to a 45 second routine for the Evening Finals. Posing music will only be used at the Evening Finals.
  • Competitors must provide 2 CDs with up to 45 seconds maximum and only one song per CD allowed.
  • No profanity or vulgar music allowed and will result in the routine being stopped and the competitor disqualified.
  • Any competitors performing the Moon Pose will be disqualified.
  • All competitors will compete in a solid color posing suit with No additional adornments. No thongs are permitted.
  • Competitors will compete in posing trunks. No jewelry is allowed.
  • Competitors must wear their number on the left side of the posing suit bottom during the competition.

Classes 

Under 165lbs – Lightweight
165lbs to under 185lbs – Middleweight
185lbs to under 200lbs – Light-Heavyweight
200lbs to under 225lbs – Heavyweight
225lbs and up – Super Heavyweight

Check-Ins

Bodybuilder Competitors will be checked in and weighted

Judging

Pre-Judging

  1. The competitors will be brought out on stage in a group.
  2. Then will be directed to do relaxed and mandatory poses.
  3. Competitors perform a 30 second routine without music.
  4. Judges will compare competitors against each other in the relaxed and mandatory

Posing

Relaxed Poses

  1. Competitor will stand flat footed and heels together.
  2. Arms at the sides
  3. No twisting, your head must be aligned in the same direction as your feet.

Mandatory Poses

    1. Front double bicep
    2. Front lat spread
    3. Side chest
    4. Side tricep
    5. Rear double bicep
    6. Rear lat spread
    7. Abdominals with one thigh flexed
    8. Most muscular

Finals

The competitor will perform up to a 45 second routine, performed to the music of the

competitor’s choice, but must adhere to the rules stated above. No props allowed.

Scoring

Judges criteria for scoring the competitors:

Muscularity and Body Condition

  1. Well defined muscles (visible muscle fibers and vascularity)
  2. Low body fat
  3. Muscle size and shape
  4. Muscle definition and separation
  5. Symmetry and proportion

Stage Presence and Personality

  • Stage presence
  • Overall presentation

The Powell Classic Men’s Classic Bodybuilding

Competitors are required to wear posing shorts. Your shorts must be black. You are not to wear board shorts or bodybuilding posing trunks. If you are not sure just google men’s classic physique shorts.

Judges will be scoring based on the five mandatory poses:

  1. Front Double Biceps
  2. Side Chest
  3. Back Double Biceps
  4. Abdominal and Thighs
  5. Favorite Classic Pose – Not Most Muscular

If you are not sure exactly how to do these poses, again I suggest Google it and there are some real good videos of exactly what the judges will be looking for.

Classes

Up to and including 5’7″
Over 5’7″

Keep in mind these heights are just a guide. The promotor reserves the right to change classes at anytime. In other words if we have two competitors in the shorter class and have twenty in the taller class we would just make up the shorter class with the eleven shorter competitors and the taller class with the eleven tallest competitors.

Competitors will be brought out on stage together and will be directed to go through there mandatory posses.

 

The Powell Classic Masters Classes

There will be Masters over forty in each of the categories above. The rules will be the same for each category. The only difference is there wont be different height and weight classes and there wont be an overall. So if you are in masters bikini. It doesn’t matter if you are 5’2″ or if you are 5’9″. If you are in masters mens bodybuilding it doesn’t matter if you weigh 150 lbs. or 250 lbs. We do not give extra points for how tall you are or how much you weigh. We are looking for the criteria mentioned above in each category. If you are a bodybuilder who weighs 160 lbs. and you are in shape, muscular, vascular, have muscle separation, a great tan, awesome posing, good stage presence, upper body and lower body in sync you will absolutely beat someone who is 250 lbs. and not in shape.

Bikini

                                                                                                                                                      Figure

Women’s Physique

Men’s Physique

 Classic Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding

Good Luck To All Contestants!