• Each competitor must be a member of the NABBA


  • We will be looking for Muscularity and Body Condition

Judges will be looking for fit contestants who display proper shape and symmetry combined with muscularity and overall condition. This is not a bodybuilding contest, so contestant with extreme muscle development and vascularity will be judged down.

  • Stage Presence and Personality are important

Contestants will be asked to walk in board shorts upon judges request. (shorts must be just above the knee in length and can be one inch below the belly button, no spandex and no logos are permitted on the board shorts.  Official NABBA shorts to come) Competitors will enter the stage without a shirt and  will be barefoot. No lewd acts allowed such as the moon pose. Judges are looking for personality from the  contestant. We are looking for  stage presence and poise and who can successfully convey his personality to the audience.


• Competitors will walk to the center of the stage alone and perform front and back turns with optional pose of hand on hip or hand in pocket and will finish facing the judges.  They then will be directed to proceed to the side of the stage.

Comparison Round:
• The competitors will be brought back out in a group and directed by judges to do turns. Judges will have the opportunity to compare competitors and make order switches to best see who stands out.

Promoters will have the option to choose to have one height class, two height classes, three height classes or four height classes.

For contests with two height classes:
•Up to & including 5’8”
•Over 5’8”

For contests with three height classes:
•Up to & including 5’7”
•Over 5’7” up to including 5’10”
•Over 5’10”

For contests with four height classes:
•Up to & including 5’6”
•Over 5’6” up to including 5’8”
•Over 5’8” up to including 5’10”
•Over 5’10”

For contests with six height classes:
•Up to & including 5’7”
•Over 5’7” up to including 5’8”
•Over 5’8” up to including 5’9”
•Over 5’9” up to including 5’11”
•Over 5’11” up to including 6′
•Over 6′

Who Qualifies for National Level Men’s Physique Competitions:

  • The top three (3) in a national qualifying Men’s Physique contest will be qualified for NABBA USA National Shows.
  • You will stay qualified for one year from the date of your show.