Below are some of the Frequently Asked Questions about NPC events in Oregon. Each show may also have their own set of FAQs.
Please read below if there is something specific you may be looking for.
NEW RULE UPDATE!!! WOMEN'S POSING SUITS
"Micro Cut" suits are NOT allowed to be worn onstage at any NPC event. This rule applies to all suits for all divisions. All suits must be seen as "appropriate" for the stage and stage photos. If you have questions about your suit, email email@example.com
» DO I QUALIFY FOR TRUE NOVICE & NOVICE?
You may enter any True Novice class if you have NEVER competed in a competition. You may enter a novice division if you have never placed top 10 in a National or Junior National level competition, or top 5 in an Open class at a Regional/Local competition.
» CAN I REGISTER FOR TRUE NOVICE, NOVICE AND OPEN DIVISION/CLASS?
You can register for any, as long as you still meet the above qualifications for True Novice or Novice the day of the competition.
» DO I HAVE TO STILL MAKE WEIGHT IN CLASSIC FOR MASTERS OR NOVICE?
You must still make the designated weight for your physical height no matter which class in Classic Physique you compete in.
» DO I HAVE TO BUY A TICKET FOR MY CHILD?
Please visit the event website for more information. Each venue has different rules and tickets are usually sold based on the seat, not the age no different than a concert venue, movie theater or other places that host events.
» CAN MY FRIEND, FAMILY MEMBER, COACH, TRAINER, OR TEAMMATE HELP ME BACKSTAGE?
The requirements for access backstage are strict due to NPC regulations, and there will be no exceptions to the following:
To access backstage, your support person must have a valid NPC card and have also purchased a Backstage Pass. Backstage Passes are limited and purchased on a first come first served basis to ensure the comfort and safety of competitors.
» IS THERE A PLACE TO STORE MY BELONGINGS?
Most venues do not offer lockers, locked rooms, or secured storage areas in the competition venue. The promoters and venue are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
» WHAT ARE THE COMPETITION SUIT REGULATIONS FOR MY DIVISION?
Please reference the NPC website for individual divisions' competition wear requirements, rules, and regulations. NPCNEWSONLINE.com
» DO I HAVE TO HAVE A TAN ON STAGE?
A tan (specifically heavy DHA color) is not a necessarily a requirement, however, it is very highly encouraged. You want to display your hard-earned definition and, in order to do so... you have to be darker than a “normal tan” due to the intensity of the stage lighting. This helps bring out definition in the muscle, as it highlights the shadows that the definition creates on your body. Even dark-skinned competitors need to tan with product, because it will add a little red tone to their skin to ensure they don’t look yellow, grey or ashy under the bright lights." (NPCNewsOnline.com) For more details regarding tanning, please visit http://www.npcnewsonline.com/contest-prep-101-tanning-tips-for-the-stage/54618/, or contact the official competition tanning service for any of the NPC Oregon events that can be found on their websites.
» IS ALCOHOL ALLOWED AND/OR SERVED IN THE VENUES?
Each venue is different for each event, please visit the website for that specific event and the venue website for more information. If alcohol is allowed, you must present ID and be 21 years of age or older.
» CAN I SPEAK WITH JUDGES ABOUT COMPETITION FEEDBACK?
You may approach judges after the evening finals are completed. Judges must follow the rules and are not allowed to speak to competitors and offer feedback during and/or between the judging and evening finals. Some judges offer to give feedback via email after the competition, but due to the amount of events, it is best to speak with them immediately after the finals. Please keep in mind that all judges have very busy schedules and may not give feedback right away. It is HIGHLY advised to speak with your trainer or coach if you have one and get their feedback. They should be very capable of giving you feedback based on what they too seen onstage.
» WHEN DO I CHECKIN FOR THE COMPETITION?
Once you are registered, you will receive a confirmation of your entry. This confirmation will also contain alot of information that will be critical to review. You will also receive a competitor email just before the competition reminding you of important times and dates. Checkins will be Friday evening.
Even though you are registered for the competition, you are not officially checked in until the checkins. This is where you will be weighed for a weight division or your height checked for a height division. You will also have the opportunity to make sure you are in the right class/division. Checkins is also a great place to learn more about show photography, music, etc.
If you feel like you do not see an answer to a question you may have, please feel free to email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org today so that way we can help relieve any stress you may have before the competition.