NGA FIGURE COMPETITION STANDARDS AS INDICATED IN NGA BY-LAWS V.1 Modifications 5/3/11
NGA judges will consist of experienced fitness, figure, beauty and performance professionals. A panel of five to seven impartial men and women will be scoring judges. High and low scores will be dropped and a placing system will be used. The head judge may be a scoring official. Ethical concerns are at the discretion of the NGA, the promoter and its’ officials. All participants will be drug screened prior to competition in accordance with NGA regulations.
In coordination with the NGA by-laws the following standards will be used as guidelines.
- A general athleticism to the body (a feminine conditioning) will be viewed in mandatory quarter turns.
- In each quarter: a relaxed erect stance, eyes and head facing the same direction as the body, heels together, feet inclined outward at a 30 degree angle, knees together and unbent, stomach in, chest out, shoulders back, arms relaxed at side and slightly back from center line of the body, elbows slightly bent. As you turn, the positioning of the arms will cause the torso to torque toward judges and open up your features, lines, and shape.
- The contestant should show good balance, proportion and symmetry of her physique.
- From the front, shoulders should be well defined and flow nicely into the triceps and biceps. There should be a taper from the lats into the oblique, noticeably flowing into the sweep of the upper thigh. In general, her physique should show separation and conditioning but not be over lean or striated.
- From the side, her body should show a nice taper from the lat, to the waist. A shoulder cap and firmness throughout the upper torso should be evident. The legs should be muscular with a minimum separation of the quads. The calves should be well developed, and semi-flexed with the use of heels.
- From the back, the shoulders should be well toned, a balanced posture and the entire back mildly defined, showing all components of each muscle group. The figure pose here is to elaborate the tone, not to flex or round out the muscles. The glute’s and hamstrings should be firm ans slightly separated, and should show a well-developed outer sweep to the thigh. Calves will be firm and nicely developed. Limited body fat in this area is a strong adage.
- Presentation and color tone will be considered. We do not judge scars or tattoos.
- Transitions from each quarter turn should be fluid without hesitation and her poise must be well practiced.
- Overall polish, hair, make-up and accessories can make a difference. It is recommended you use heels, not platforms. Pastel and skin colored suits wash out on stage. Body piercing is allowed, but jewelry should be limited. Ornamentation for the evening is fine.
- T-Walk will start from back of stage to the house music. Stroll forward, make quarter turns stage center, striking a favorite pose on each side. Continue stage right, half turn, stroll across stage to stage left, half turn. At the corner pivot points, half turns and pauses will allow for hair repositioning, attitude display and professional demeanor. Return to stage center for a favorite pose and exit per stage direction. Waves and smiles are always nice.