Next Event: SEPTEMBER 3 – 2022 IDFA NATURALMANIA Online Natural Bodybuilding Championships

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. The suit will cover a minimum of 25% 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 & Classes

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+
  • Novice can crossover to Open

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

  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

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 T-walk to background music. Once the entire class has performed their T-walk the Head Judge will direct the class through the quarter-turn comparisons (see Photos of Bikini Poses above).

Note: The T-walk will count as part of your score.

T-Walk – 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 T-walk. The competitor will proceed to the back center of the stage, 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 T-walk and not a posing routine. Do not do bodybuilding type poses. Display yourself with confidence and class. This is the competitor’s time to display their physique and confidence to the judges.

Note: The T-walk should only take about 30 to 45 seconds for each competitor.

Presentation & Awards – Posing Showcase

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 Posing Showcase.   Once introduced the competitor will proceed to the back center pause and then go to the front center of the stage and perform (or present) 3 of her favourite poses.  For example, a variation of the bikini front pose and/or quarter turns.  This is the competitors time to showcase and display themselves so each competitor can do whatever type poses they feel best present their physique.

Music

We will supply the background music for the T-walk at the Judging round, and for the Posing Showcase 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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