Next Event: MARCH 26 – 2023 IDFA Novice Classic (LIVE) at CITY PLAYHOUSE THEATRE

IDFA Rules & Regulations: Bikini

Athlete Attire

Posing Suit

A 2-piece bikini style suit will be worn for both the Judging round and Presentation & Awards round. Please choose a quality-made suit appropriate for onstage competition. No G-strings, thongs, bottoms that are too low in the front or back etc. Posing suit must be in good taste and the IDFA must approve suit prior to competition. Pro cut bikinis are allowed. Competitors may wear an off the rack bikini in good taste.  Note: You must have the appropriate posing suit for the division you are entered in.

JEWELLERY

Small earrings, bracelets and wedding rings area permitted. (Your jewellery should not overpower, or take attention away, from your physique.)

Shoes

Clear heels are worn for both rounds. Can either be slip-on style (as shown in image below) or with straps. Heel no higher than 5″. Sole no higher than 1.5″. No platform heels. Note: All suits and shoes will be checked at Athlete Registration / Check-in.

Divisions & Classes

True Novice Bikini

  • classes to be announced after height check at registration

NOTE: True Novice is only offered at the IDFA NOVICE CLASSIC on MARCH 26, 2023.

If more than 10 competitors, there will be 2 classes. The classes will be divided up evenly and fairly based on height.

Novice Bikini

  • classes to be announced after height check at registration

If more than 10 competitors, there will be 2 classes. The classes will be divided up evenly and fairly based on height.

Open Bikini

  • classes to be announced after height check at registration

If more than 10 competitors, there will be 2 classes. The classes will be divided up evenly and fairly based on height.

Masters Bikini

  • Masters 40+ (40 years of age and older)
  • Masters 50+ (50 years of age and older)

Pro Bikini

  • Women’s Pro Bikini (one class)

All IDFA competitors must be at least 18 years of age.

Crossovers

  • Masters can crossover to Open and / or Novice
  • Masters 50+ can crossover to Masters 40+
  • True Novice can crossover to Novice

True Novice Eligibility

  1. True Novice class is for those who have never competed in a sanctioned physique competition. Essentially this is their first time ever competing.

Novice Eligibility

  1. Competitor has not placed in the top 3 in an Open Division in another organization.
  2. Competitor has not placed top 3 in the Novice division in an IDFA sanctioned event.

Open Eligibility

  1. Competitor has placed top 3 in the Novice division in an IDFA sanctioned event.
  2. Competitor has placed top 3 in the Open Division in another organization and has been granted permission by the IDFA. Please contact the IDFA at info@idfa.ca to verify.

Pro Eligibility

  1. Competitor holds a current IDFA Pro Card in the Pro Division they are entering.
  2. Competitor has earned Pro Status in a natural organization in the U.S.A. and has been granted permission by the IDFA. Please contact the IDFA at info@idfa.ca to verify that the IDFA recognizes your Pro Status.

Judging Criteria

Judges will be basing their decisions on the following criteria:

Stage Presence

  • Photogenic quality
  • Execution of quarter turns and bikini walk
  • Confidence
  • Skin tone, make-up, suit selection
  • Overall poise and presentation

Symmetry and Proportion

  • No body part should stand out from the rest
  • There should be an even flow through the body
  • Equal development between all muscle groups

Muscular Development

  • Toned feminine physique
  • No striations through muscles
  • Well defined physique with some toned hamstrings and glutes

IDFA Bikini Poses

Judging round

Competitors will come out and line up with their class along the back of the stage in the FRONT pose. Once the entire class is on stage each competitor will be announced one by one by the Head Judge (or Host) and they will then perform the Three Point Presentation to background music. Once the entire class has performed the Three Point Presentation the Head Judge will direct the class through the comparisons (see Photos of Bikini Poses above).

Note: The Three Point Presentation will count as part of your score.

Three Point Presentation – Competitors will come out and line up with their class along the back of the stage in the FRONT pose. Once the entire class is on stage each competitor will be introduced for their Three Point Presentation. The competitor will proceed to their left to the far end of the stage (stage right), and perform a FRONT Pose, then head to the far right of the stage (stage left), and perform a FRONT Pose, then to the front center of the stage, and perform a FRONT Pose followed by a BACK Pose. Then return to their original position in the line-up. Poses are no longer than 3 seconds in length. This is the competitors time to display their physique, confidence, and personality. Poses can consist of slight variations of the FRONT pose, and BACK pose in good taste.

Presentation & Awards

Competitors will come out and line up with their class along the back of the stage in the bikini FRONT pose. Once the entire class is on stage each competitor will be introduced for their One Point Presentation. Once introduced the competitor will proceed to the front center of the stage and perform a FRONT Pose followed by a BACK Pose. Then return to their original position in the line-up. Poses are no longer than 3 seconds in length. This is the competitors time to display their physique, confidence, and personality. Poses can consist of slight variations of the FRONT pose, and BACK pose in good taste.

Music

We will supply the background music for Three Point Presentation at Judging round, and for the One Point Presentation at the Presentation & Awards round.

Overall Comparisons

If the division has more than one class the winners of each class will be compared in the same fashion as Judging round to determine the overall winner.

No Props or Costumes Allowed

The use of props or costumes during Judging round and the Presentation & Awards round is strictly prohibited.

Awards

Novice, Open, Masters

Top 3 will receive Custom Large IDFA Medallions with 4th and 5th receiving smaller size Custom IDFA medallions.

Pro

Top 10 will receive Large IDFA Custom Medallions. Cash prizes may be awarded in the Pro Divisions and will be clearly stated prior to the event.


For information on how to register, Go to homepage and click on the event you wish to compete in.  The entry form for that event will be there.

For information on drug testing, please see our IDFA Drug Testing section.

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  1. Yes it can. What show are you looking to compete in?

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