Competition Categories & Judging Criteria
Mens Fitness Model
Mens Muscle Model
Diva Bikini Model
Diva Fitness Model
CATEGORIES & JUDGING CRITERIA
2013 New Tanning Guidelines with the WBFF
To all contestants of the 2013 Season. We want to set forth more straighforward guidelines for the WBFF tanning for the stage. We do work with official tanning companies for each event who understand the look that the WBFF expects for the stage. We are looking for males and females to bring a more natural and presentable look on stage. Something that accents the body of the competitor. Sometimes a deep muddy looking tan can actually affect the overall natural look of an individual. If you have any questions about the tanning please do not hesitate to contact us. This is only a way to enhance the quality and brand of the WBFF and the look of WBFF models and competitors. firstname.lastname@example.org. These guidelines will be strictly enforced in events for 2013.
WBFF Inc encourages all men and woman meeting the eligibility requirements to participate. We welcome all competitors of any ethnicity or decent to compete with us. Eligibility Requirements
- Contestants must be at least 18 years of age of any decent
- Contestants can compete in any event from any city or country in any scheduled WBFF events around the World. Some countries may require an official VISA invitation letter for immigration purposes.
- Annual membership fee is mandatory as well as competition registration fees, see :http://register.wbffshows.com
- Signed application registration and release forms. Available through the WBFF website or call wbff direct 905 582 4530
- There is no performing talent competition and no experience is necessary. We welcome beginners.
As a contestant, you will be judged in different categories depending on the competition category. See judging criteria below and guidelines set forth by the WBFF Organization for Male and female categories.
JUDGING CRITERIA BASED ON CATEGORIES:
Categories: Male Fitness Model
- Beachwear/ swimwear round
- Eveningwear/Runway round
Male Fitness Model Judging Criteria:
The WBFF will be judging males on their masculine style, marketability and stage presence; Male models will also be judged on their ability to display their character, style and self-confidence.
Males will be expected to show off their physical attributes, that project a fit and healthy lifestyle; A lean, well-proportioned toned and healthy looking body is the look that is wanted.
40%- Overall Marketability
20%- Stage Presence
Male Fitness Model
Swimsuit round: Square cut spandex style swim shorts are the suggested choice for Male Fitness Model contestants
Evening Wear Round:
All male contestants are required to wear formal attire. Jeans and a tshirt are unacceptable, and will be marked down. All males are expected to present themselves in a runway style fashion for this category. Coutre GQ style dress is suggested.
Male Fitness Model Rounds: 2 Rounds
- Round #1: Beach wear/swimwear round
- Round #2: Runway Round Evening wear
- Choice of shoe is completely up to discretion of competitor.
Male Muscle Model: 1 Round
- Round #1: Physique round Square cut shorts
- Square cut spandex style swim shorts are the suggested choice for Male Muscle Model contestants. There is only one round for this competition.
This category is for the athlete who is too big to be considered as a fitness model but does not wish to compete as a bodybuilder. This category is judged based on a 60/ 40 split. Males can also choose to crossover in either bodybuilding or Fitness Model.
60% based on the physical physique
40% overall marketability and stage presence.
Female Diva Fitness Model Criteria:
Female Diva Fitness Model:
- Bikini round
- Themewear round
Female Diva Fitness Model Attire Expectations:
Themewear Round: As a WBFF Fitness Model we require female competitors to bring a creative , and glamorous themewear to the stage. Different ideas may be, Carnival theme, Vegas Show Girls, Victoria Secret glamour, this round should not become confused with a sportswear theme round. This is definitely a very creative and glamorous round for the female delegates to display their physical beauty and conditioning.
Diva Fitness Bikini Suit:
Any color pattern and style. As it is conservatively presentable. Thong style or any other inappropriate swimwear is absolutly not allowed.
What Exactly Is A DIVA?!?!
According to the Concise Oxford Dictionary:
A diva is a great or famous woman. A female deity. 2. A woman who is adored, especially for her beauty. ‘Diva” is the Italian word for “goddess” the feminine form of the Italian word divus (= “GOD”) .
Contestants for the Fitness Diva Model category are being judged on their sense of style, poise, overall beauty and stage presence as well as display a fit and toned physique. Fitness Diva Models will be expected to walk on stage in particular pattern which will be explained at the athletes meeting the evening prior to the competition (t walk style walk). Competitors must be able to present themselves in a classy feminine and tasteful way that is marketable. There will be 2 categories to this competition which include:
- Round #1: Themewear round, prejudging show (example: Victoria Secret style themewear must compliment the competitors physique. See above suggestions )
- Round #2: Swimsuit bikini round
40%- Overall Marketability
20%- Stage Presence, Poise, Confidence
Diva Bikini Model Criteria:
The Diva Bikini Model is primarily a beauty contest. Competitors are judged upon their overall beauty and body shape and tone. This competition consists of two rounds, bikini round, and evening gown round
Female Diva Bikini Model Attire Expectations:
Attention is focused on beauty of face, figure, physical fitness, and the confidence with which each contestant carries herself.
Any color pattern and style. As it is conservatively presentable. Thong style or any other inappropriate swimwear is absolutly not allowed.
Evening Gown: The following are guidelines and expectations set forth by the WBFF. Each delegate wears a gown she has chosen for herself. Attention is focused on each contestant’s overall appearance, self-confidence, sense of style and the beauty she brings to the gown of her choice.
Long gown length that falls below ankles. Any style, fabric, beads and sequins is fine. It is suggested that the female competitor chooses a gown that best shows their personality but also very a gown that is fashionable and couture. Too much patterning is not advised.
Round #1: Bikini Round two piece any style that best compliments your physique
Round #2: Evening Gown Round- Gown must be classy form fitted and long , any style
WBFF Womans Figure/Womans Figure Over 35 Criteria:
The WBFF judging criteria for the figure category is as follows. There are two rounds which are judged, the Symmetry Round and Group Comparisons round. There is no routine round in the WBFF figure competition. Females are encouraged to display their physiques in a graceful and feminine way which represents a desirably lean and healthy lifestyle; a look that is more natural, sexy, and athletic.
Also there is NO one piece suit round for the WBFF figure categories.
There is no music required for the figure athletes to prepare and hand in for this competition category!
Round 1: Symmetry Round
In this round competitors are expected to wear a two piece swimsuit and 5 -6 inch clear stiletto heels. Competitors will be required to perform a series of quarter turns to their right, which will be directed by the head judge. All sides of their physique will be compared for symmetry, aesthetics, and presentation
Round 2: Comparisons Round
In this round competitors are expected to wear a two piece swim suit that compliments their personal style, see below. Competitors will be judged against others in their category, based on athleticism by assessing the degree of firmness, symmetry, proportion and the overall healthy physical appearance including complexion, poise and overall presentation. Each height class will compete in a separate category.
- Short class: up to 5’2″
- Medium class: over 5’2″ to 5’5″
- Tall class: over 5’5″
- Figure 35+
***New Category- Commercial Model***
The World Beauty Fitness and Fashion Inc’s newest category premiers at the WBFF Worlds Las Vegas Aug 23 2013
Get the opportunity to meet some of the industries top photographers, talent agencies, casting directors and professionals. Do you have what it takes to make it in the world of commercial modelling?
“Commercial modeling is one of the largest most diverse fields of modeling, Models are used in television ads and instructional or corporate videos. This is a very specialized but lucrative area of modeling. Models may be featured in catalogues/ magazine advertisements modeling, beauty products, life style, fashion ads, and anything where a model is used in an ad to sell a product or a service. Commercial print models promote clothing/products on billboards, buses, magazines and newspapers.”
Must be at least 17 years of age
Ages 17-34 eligible to compete in this contest
Height requirement : 5’6 to 5’11
Must be at least 18 years of age
Ages 18-35 eligible to compete in this contest
Height requirement : 5’9 to 6’2
Guidelines and Submission:
All preliminary potential entrants are asked to submit the following by email to the WBFF email@example.com. All ethnicities and individuals are welcome. subject line: Commercial Model Entry
1.) Name, Age, Height, shoe size,
2.) Your Contact telephone and email address
3.) Tell us about yourself in under 50 words and why you especially want to be a model.
4.) Digital photos- 1 headshot, 1 full body shot in a swimsuit , 1 waist up with clothes. Smartphone photos are acceptable and preferred. The more original and untouched the better. Please do not submit nude photos.
Competition Stage Guidelines:
All selected finalists will be expected to model in front of a panel of esteemed judges on stage at the 2013 WBFF Worlds Vegas event at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino at the PH Theatre live Aug 23 2013.
Contestants will be expected to model in two rounds
Round one: Full piece swimwear for female and square cut trunks for males
Round two: Fashion attire- details will be sent to all finalists
Must show ability to display confidence and marketability
Mens Bodybuilding Criteria
In competitive bodybuilding, bodybuilders aspire to develop and maintain an aesthetically pleasing body and balanced physique. The competitors show off their bodies by performing a number of poses. Bodybuilders will be judged on the overall quality of their muscular development. Judging for the WBFF is based upon the presentation of:
- Round 1: Symmetry/Aesthetics
- Round 2: Muscularity
- Round 3: Free posing/Routine round 60 sec total time
- Round4: Final Pose down
Bodybuilders are required to bring 2 CD copies of their music with their name written on the CD to hand in at athlete registration.
Routines should be choreographed within a 60 second time period.
The men’s bodybuilding will consist of 4 weight classes for the men’s open bodybuilding starting with;
- Light weight: 156 and under
- Middle weight: 157 to 176
- Light heavy: 177 to 198
- Heavy weight: 198 and over
ROUND 1 Symmetry & Aesthetics:
The judges are looking for overall symmetry, aesthetics, balance and proportion. There should be a V-taper from the shoulders to the waist. The stomach region should be muscular yet small and tight from all angles. From the front, the thighs should have an outer sweep and the calves should show an inner muscle belly.
Muscularity and size should be taken into account in this round, but the overall aesthetic look of the body should take precedence.
In this round the athlete is viewed and compared from four sides, (quarter poses front, right side, back, left side), in the semi relaxed position. In all four positions knees are to be locked, feet are to be no more than 2 inches apart, and there is to be no twisting of the upper torso.
The athletes will come out in groups of no more than ten at a time to do the quarter poses as a group, and then compared 2 or 3 at a time. When all the judges are satisfied, athletes are placed, score sheets marked and given to the head judge.
ROUND 2: Muscularity (The 8 Compulsory Poses)
The judges are looking for size, muscularity, definition and separation based just upon the eight compulsory poses.
The athletes will be judged in the 8 compulsory poses:
- Front Double Biceps
- Front Lat Spread
- Side Chest
- Rear Double Bicep
- Rear Lat Spread
- Abdominal & Thighs
- Most Muscular
- Triceps, side of choice
The athletes will come out and do the eight compulsory poses individually (when there are more than 20 athletes in a division, (the athletes will be brought out 2 at a time), then be brought out and compared in groups of 3-6
ROUND 3: FREE POSING
The judges are judging the overall physique on all points (aesthetics, muscularity, size, balance, proportion, and symmetry) but only what the athlete shows them. If an athlete hides his weak points, it is to his advantage and the judge will base the score on what is presented. This score is based solely on the body, not presentation.
Each athlete presents his body as he wants it to be seen, choreographed to music for approximately 60 seconds. If he has weak points on his physique or weak poses, he is not required to do them He is to present his body to his best advantage to the judges.
- 60 second Posing routine
A second score solely on the entertainment value of the posing routine. The use of props and or costumes are encouraged. The athlete must remember that if the body is covered too much or for too long, or if the effects prevent the adequate presentation of the body in the judges mind, it could affect the score.
ROUND 4: FINAL POSEDOWN
This is the judge’s final chance to assess the athlete’s physique. The judges are first looking at the physique as a whole, then breaking it down to symmetry, aesthetics, muscularity, size, balance and proportion.
The top five will come out as a group in numerical order. The judges can ask the head judge for repositioning of the athletes if necessary to aid in the judging. Athletes will first do quarter turns as a group, then the eight compulsory poses as a group. The head judge will then order the athletes to pose down and the athletes will break into freeposing of their choice to out-do the other athletes on stage.
Male Fitness Model / Muscle Model and Female Diva Fitness Model
All model contestants, male and female, will be required to perform a runway presentation in the competition rounds listed below. Models will also be required to perform quarter turns for the judges. There is short and tall height categories for females 5’4 and under is short class. Anything over 5’4 is tall class. There are no weight limitations for Male or Female Model categories. We do provide music for the Model categories of the event.
NOTE: To clarify the Fitness Model categories, Male and Female Categories are being named differently, Male Fitness Model – Female Fitness Diva Model. All judging criteria’s are the same, nothing has changed but the name of the category.
There is no music required for the male and female models to prepare to hand in for this competition category!
Other components that will be judged include the following:
- Overall muscle tone, body lines /balance
- Grace and presentation
- Skin tone
- Suit selection and shoe choice
After both rounds have been completed, the scores will be compiled and the athletes will be placed numerically 1st place to last place. At the evening finals all competitors will be introduced in their (2) piece bikini.
Female Figure Two Piece suit Guidelines:
A two piece suit is the only requirement for this competition category. Any color pattern and style. As it is conservatively presentable. Thong style or any other inappropriate two piece posing suit is absolutly not allowed.
Other Information for WBFF Competitors:
WBFF Official Backstage Rules
No alcohol is permitted at any WBFF event. This is not the image we want to portray. No alcohol is allowed backstage at any WBFF event. Athletes caught with alcohol will be disqualified.
All athletes are responsible for their personal belongings. Please be selective in regards to what you bring to a show.
The WBFF or venues will not be responsible for lost or stolen items.
There is limited space backstage. There is no trainers, friends, family members or assistants allowed in the backstage area. We want to run a professional show and therefore need everything to work efficiently backstage. Please have everything prepared before you arrive.
All athletes are expected to respect their fellow competitor, we want to create a positive atmosphere backstage where everyone can feel comfortable and at ease. The WBFF will not tolerate inexcusable behaviour backstage. Please help out one another to make the whole event a positive and memorable event for all.
Skin, Tanning :
An even tone tan is suggested. Consult professionals to help achieve best results possible. The WBFF works with their official tanning partners to ensure their competitors are taken care of. A tan that is not too dark or black is especially suggested. A natural healthy look is what the goal should be for each contestant. (especially for the Fitness model and bikini model categories) Email the WBFF for more info firstname.lastname@example.org
Skin oils should also be avoided, as a natural even look is preferred over a look that is too greasy and oily.
Footwear for All WBFF Female Competitors:
Clear 5-6 inch stiletto heels or skin toned heels suggested. Females can choose to wear other footwear that may coordinate with their themewear for the Diva Fitness Model competition.
Accessories to help compliment the outfit or bikini are accepted. Chandelier earrings or bangles are acceptable. Anything that may become distracting should be avoided.
Appropriate Props can also be used for Female Fitness Model categories. Using people as props is not permitted for WBFF events.
May be worn any style, no distracting hair pieces/hats should be worn.
May be worn, distracting jewelry should not be worn. Chandelier earrings are permitted in all female categories however should not be touching shoulders.
No thongs or g-strings allowed, suits must compliment your physique. Scrunch bottoms are permitted as long as they are fitted appropriately. See seperate category recommendations.
- Competitor numbers:
Will be given out at the athletes meeting the evening before. Buttons should be placed on the left hip in order for judges to read competitors numbers clearly. If you are in two categories you will be given a number for each category
Is not needed for any Female/Male Model categories or Figure, we will provide music.
The winners may not score the highest in any one particular category but will do well in all events combined. They will be women and men who possess the entire package of personality, intelligence poise, Fitness and beauty/marketability. They should understand that, along with the prizes and glamour, there comes a responsibility to the WBFF Corporation, sponsors, community and to the Fitness Community. They automatically and instantly become role models. It is certain to be a year of personal growth and maturing that money cannot buy.