NANBF FIGURE JUDGING CRITERIA
The judging is comprised of a Symmetry round. Competitors will wear only a two-piece swimsuit and high heel shoes for scoring round. Suits may be enhanced with sequins, sparkles and rhinestones. Additional jewelry may be worn e.g., necklace, earrings and bracelet. The style of suit, heels and accessories should compliment the physique and not distract from. Thongs are prohibited. Music will be played during the presentation round; the promoter will determine the choice of music played if you do not submit music.
Mandatory Figure Poses
FRONT POSE - The Front should have the competitor facing front with hands near their side and the heels together. Toes can angle out slightly. Hand should remain at the side.
SIDE POSE - Hips should face the side of the stage, upperbody can have a slight twist enough to show the rear shoulder. Eyes and toes and should face the side of the stage. Both feet must be flat on the floor. Hand should extend away from the body. The head judge can correct over exaggeration.
REAR POSE - Same as the front except the competitor is facing the rear or back of stage. Competitor may want to move hair as not to block the judges view of the competitor's back.
FIGURE WALK - Optional figure poses can be used for individual figure walking routines. In this routine the competitor will do a figure stage walk. The competitor will do poses to accent their physique and enhance their presentation. The NANBF Figure competitors will have 45 seconds for their routine. Enter stage right and exit stage left. You may do any poses/routine within that time.
Round 1: Symmetry/Physique (overall fit appearance)
Competitors will be judged in a group. Mandatory ¼ turns will be performed in this round. The objective is to showcase your overall symmetry: A Toned physique, Proportion, Femininity and Poise. The turns should not be hard; rather soft feminine turns. The NANBF Figure class will focus on the physique. A fit physique is encouraged, muscular development is not discouraged but overly bulky and striated muscles are. An overly soft physique is discouraged. The two-piece swimsuit will be used during this round. Scoring: Competitors will be ranked against each other in symmetry and physique.
Round 2: Presentation
This is not a judged category. Each competitor will be presented to do a 45 second walk to either music you submit or house music, max of 45 seconds. Keep routines conducive to a family environment.
Rating is based on ranking each competitor from best to worst. One would be the best and going down the line to least desirable. In each round the judges should rank each competitor. Final placing is determined after throwing out the high and low scores of the division.