Next Event: IDFA 113: BRITISH COLUMBIA – JUNE 25

IDFA Rules & Regulations: Figure

Athlete Attire

IDFA Approved Suits for Figure and Fitness Models

Posing Suit

A 2-piece figure posing suit will be worn for both Judging round and Presentation & Awards round. Please choose a quality-made suit appropriate for onstage competition. The posing suit will cover a minimum of half of the gluteus maximus and all of the frontal area; No G-strings, thongs etc.

Posing suit must be in good taste and the IDFA must approve suit prior to competition.

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.

IDFA Approved Shoes for Figure and Fitness Models

Divisions and Classes

  • Novice
  • Open
  • Masters (40 years and over)
  • Pro

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

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.

Pro Eligibility

  • Competitor holds a current IDFA Pro Card in the Pro Division they are entering.

Determination of Figure Classes for each division

  • If 10 or less competitors there will be only one class.
  • If more than 10 competitors there will be 2 classes: SHORT (5’4″ and under) & TALL (over 5’4″).

Judging Criteria

Judges will be basing their decisions on the following criteria:

Muscular Development

  • Muscular toned feminine physique
  • This is not a bodybuilding competition so excessive muscularity will take away from the overall muscular toned physique
  • Reasonable level of body fat showing separations between major muscle groups (eg. biceps to triceps) without visible striations in the muscle groups

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

Stage Presence

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

SEE PHOTOS BELOW FOR DEMONSTRATION OF POSES.

IDFA Mandatory Poses

IDFA Approved Figure Poses

Judging round

Competitors will come out and line up with their class along the back of the stage in the figure relaxed pose. Once the entire class is on stage the head judge will direct the class through the quarter-turn comparisons.

SEE PHOTOS ABOVE FOR DEMONSTRATION OF POSES.

The Quarter Turns and Mandatory Poses will be called in this order:

Figure Relaxed Pose – Facing forward, right leg is straight, left leg is slightly bent and in front. Right hand is placed on your hip. Left arm hangs relaxed at the side with elbow slightly bent (no further than 6 inches from the body).

Description of Quarter Turns

Quarter Turn Right – Head facing the same direction as the body, heels together, left arm hanging relaxed and slightly back from the center-line of the body with a slight bend at the elbow. Right arm hangs relaxed and slightly front of the center-line of the body with a slight bend at the elbow. The positioning of the arms will cause the upper body to twist slightly left with the left shoulder lowered and the right shoulder raised.

Quarter Turn Back – Head facing the same direction as the body, heels together, both arms hanging relaxed and at the side along the center-line of the body, elbows slightly bent, tips of the fingers no further than 6 inches from the body.

Quarter Turn Right – Head facing the same direction as the body, heels together, right arm hanging relaxed and slightly back from the center-line of the body with a slight bend at the elbow. Left arm hangs relaxed and slightly front of the center-line of the body with a slight bend at the elbow. The positioning of the arms will cause the upper body to twist slightly right with the right shoulder lowered and the left shoulder raised.

Quarter Turn Front – Head facing the same direction as the body, heels together, both arms hanging relaxed and at the side along the center-line of the body, elbows slightly bent, tips of the fingers no further than 6 inches from the body.

Presentation & Awards round

All competitors in each class will be introduced and will perform the figure walk at the Presentation & Awards round.

The Judging round is where the scoring mainly takes place however if your class is close, the Presentation & Awards round will be factored in.

Presentation & Awards round – Figure Walk (T Walk)

Competitors will come out and line up with their class along the back of the stage in the figure relaxed pose. Once the entire class is on stage each competitor will be introduced for their T-walk. The competitor will proceed in front (and center) of the line-up, pause facing the audience, walk towards the front of the stage (front center), pause, head to their left to the far end of the stage (stage right), pause, head to the far right of the stage (stage left), pause, walk towards the front center of the stage, pause, head to the back center of the stage, pause, and then return to their original position in the line-up. This is a figure walk and not a posing routine, however please include some poses that do display your muscularity. This is the competitor’s time to display their physique and confidence to the judges and audience.

Note: The figure walk should only take about 30 seconds for each competitor.

Music

We will supply the background music for the figure walk 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 the Judging round to determine the overall winner.

No Props or Costumes Allowed

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

Awards

Amateur (Novice, Open, Masters)

Top 3 will receive sculptured trophies with 4th and 5th receiving medallions.

PRO

Top 10 will receive sculptured trophies. Cash prizes may be awarded in the Pro Divisions and will be clearly stated prior to the event.


For information on how to register, click please see our Entry Form and Registration Information section.

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

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