The regulations of the International Festival of Bodybuilding & Fitness
7 th edition: September 18-19th 2021
Official competition name:
“Open Polish Championships NPC Worldwide 2021”
THE GOAL OF FESTIVAL
The goal of the International Festival of Bodybuilding & Fitness is to determine the champions of NPC Worldwide federation.
PROMOTER AND ORGANIZER
- Robert Piotrkowicz
- NPC Worldwide Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation
- “Akademia Sportów Sylwetkowych”
- “Polska Liga Sportów Sylwetkowych”
TIME AND PLACE
When: September 18-19th, 2021
The venue will be revealed not later than 30 days before the event on our website in SCHEDULE AND VENUE tab.
REGISTRATION AND VERIFICATION (CHECK-IN)
Competitors shall arrive to the Competitions Office (at the venue) on September 17th, 2021 (Friday). Exact place and schedule of the registration and verification process will be shared via our website in SCHEDULE AND VENUE tab.
OFFICIAL WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILES
▪︎ Official Instagram accounts:
▪︎ Official Facebook profiles:
▪︎ Official website of NPC Worldwide Poland & IFBB Professional League Poland:
The event is for competitors over 18 years old.
The competitors should have NPC Worldwide competitor license for year 2021.
Younger competitors are required to present written permission to compete signed by their parents or legal guardians.
The competitors don’t have to present the medical certificate of health, as everyone takes part in the competition on their own responsibility. Nevertheless, we highly recommend to consult your health with professional sports doctor prior to the competition.
NPC WORLDWIDE LICENSE
1). According to NPC Worldwide regulations, starting from Jan 1st, 2020, all competitors willing to take part in NPC Worldwide League competitions should register at http://www.npcwordlwide-register.com and purchase yearly membership license.
For European Union based competitors the fee is $50 and can be paid via http://www.npcwordlwide-register.com
After the registration and paying the fee, the competitor receives Membership Card that they can download to portable electronic device and/or print. The NPC Worldwide license (Membership Card) is valid until the end of this year.
2). All competitors must present the Membership Card during the verification for the event they would like to compete in.
3). To take part in NPC Worldwide events, the competitors don’t have to be members of sport clubs, national or international associations or organizations. Having NPC Worldwide license does not limit the competitors to compete in NPC Worldwide events only – they are free to compete in any federation events.
Registration takes place online only, through www.ifbb.com.pl and is necessary to get on the starting list.
We will start registration 40 days before the competition. Deadline for sending your application form is 5 days before the event starts. After that day starting lists and internet registration will be closed.
Participants can start in few categories simultaneously (BEGINNERS, NOVICE, JUNIOR or MASTERS, OPEN) and also can participate in two different classes of above categories e.g. BEGINNERS Bodybuilding and BEGINNERS Classic Physique and NOVICE Bodybuilding and NOVICE Classic Physique and JUNIORS (or MASTERS) Bodybuilding and JUNIORS (or MASTERS) Classic Physique and OPEN Bodybuilding and OPEN Classic Physique.
Each athlete has the opportunity to compete in up to 8 categories in our contest.
The competition will be judged by certified judges of NPC/IFBB Professional League from Europe and the USA.
Promotor has the right to close registration earlier due to COVID-19 related regulations that may impact on maximum participant number.
Verification will take place on Friday, September 17th 2021 according to schedule that will be announced on SCHEDULE AND VENUE tab on www.ifbbpro.com.pl. The exact address of verification will be announced 30 days prior to the event date.
Athletes are required to be in “proper” contest shape. Participants who will be verified negatively by at least 2 of judges may be not allowed to compete. In that case the athlete pays no costs of registration.
Judges may not allow the athlete to compete also in below cases:
- Lack of ID,
- Lack of NPC Worldwide license,
- Lack of payment confirmation,
- Lack of posing costume,
- Lack of posing music on pendrive (Women’s Bodybuilding, Men’s Bodybuilding, Men’s Classic Physique, Women’s Physique, Women’s Fitness)
For the verification athletes should carry:
- NPC Worldwide license for 2021, printed or on mobile device,
- Confirmation of all necessary payments,
- Confirmation of online registration, that was received on the e-mail address provided during the registration, printed or on mobile device,
- Posing costume
- Pendrive with posing music if needed for the category athlete participates in. Music track should be in the main folder of the pendrive, and the pendrive should be signed. Music track should be no longer than 60 seconds.
Current entry fee for respective categories and divisions are available on event website in ATHLETE REGISTRATION tab.
Entry fee for the competitor, payments for accompanying person or coach and tanning fee should be made on one of the below accounts:
1. For payments in Polish złote (PLN):
AKADEMIA SPORTÓW SYLWETKOWYCH
Bank Millennium SA, ul. Stanislawa Zaryna 2A, Warszawa
Nr konta 13 1160 2202 0000 0003 4091 1629
2. For payments in euro:
AKADEMIA SPORTÓW SYLWETKOWYCH
Bank Millennium SA, ul. Stanislawa Zaryna 2A, Warszawa
Nr konta (BIC): PL 93 1160 2202 0000 0003 8436 1921
3. PayPal address:
For PayPal payments there is an added fee of 4.8%
4. Cash payment: drugin check-in (+20% handling fee)
All transfer must contain name and surname of the competitor as well as the name of the event they want to participate (i.e. “John Smith, September 2021, Entry fee for NPC Poland Championships”).
Final fee for all entries and added costs (accompanying person or coach tickets, tanning, full video coverage after show (VOD) and stage photos) will be shown at the last page of the registration form. The fee needs to be paid before sending in the form, and its confirmation must be attached to the form. Immediately after sending registration for with payment confirmation, the athlete will receive registration confirmation and will be added to the starting list.
Provided fees are valid until 14 days prior to the event. After that date, the promotor holds the right to change fees (including increasing) entry and all other fees without prior notice.
Athletes who paid the fees by PayPal or bank transfer are kindly asked to carry the confirmation in printed or electronic version for the verification.
In case the athlete will get sick or injured and cannot participate in the event, they can apply to the promotor to move the fee for the next NPC event in Poland. Each case will be revised individually.
The promotor holds the right to refuse to move the fee to other event if there is no valid reason for the athlete not to participate. All cases of sickness or injuries must be informed to the promotor 5 days prior to the event. Medical documentation is necessary to accept the athlete absence and move the fee to the next NPC event in Poland.
Sick or injured athlete must send his resignation (with the proper medical documentation) to the event office ([email protected]) AND contact the promotor by phone (text message) WhatsApp: +48602650291.
Entry fee won’t be moved to another NPC event after above date. Being late for start is not a reason to move the fee to the next NPC event.
During the verification each athlete will receive the wrist band. The band grants access to event hall and the backstage on the day of competition that the athlete participate in. All athletes must follow the rules stated in ORDER REGULATIONS tab on event website.
Competition will be held in following categories:
Category open for all competitors regardless their age, starting experience or starts in other federations. In this category all divisions will be divided by weight or height. By competing in the Open class of Regional Qualifier (April and September) and Amateur Pro Qualifier (May and October) athletes can gain points that qualifies to national team of the country they represent (by nationality in passport and in NPC Competitor License application). National team will participate in the NPC Worldwide World Championships held in the USA. More can be found on WORLDWIDE QUALIFICATION RULES tab.
This category is open to any competitor regardless of their starting experience, age or starts in other federations with the exception of athletes who have won any height or weight or open classes on NPC Worldwide show in OPEN, NOVICE or MASTERS category. This exception does not apply to the winners of BEGINNERS/TRUE BEGINNERS/TRUE NOVICE and JUNIORS.
Within NOVICE category the competitors can be divided by weight or height (depending on division), if number of participants will allow (there must be minimum of 5 competitors for height/weight category).
BEGINNERS (TRUE BEGINNERS/TRUE NOVICE)
This category is open for all competitors that compete for the first time or 2021 is their first starting season regardless of in which federation they competed in.
The competitor cannot compete in this category if they competed in previous seasons in NPC Worldwide or other federations contests.
New competitors have right to compete as BEGINNERS in Poland through whole 2021 (Rookie Season). Naturally, they can compete in other categories (NOVICE, MASTERS, JUNIORS, OPEN REGIONAL, OPEN PRO QUALIFIER) on the same or different 2021 events and even they can participate in other federations events.
For competitors that debut in NPC Worldwide, but competed in other federations in previous years we offer NOVICE category, as well as JUNIORS, MASTERS and OPEN. In this category the competitors can be divided by weight or height (depending on division), if number of participants will allow (there must be minimum of 5 competitors for height/weight category).
This category is open for all competitors under 23 (or those who turned 23 in 2021) regardless to previous starts. In this category the competitors can be divided by weight or height (depending on division), if number of participants will allow (there must be minimum of 5 competitors for height/weight category). Final decisions about weight/height categories that will be held are always with the promotor and head judge.
This category is open for all competitors over 35 (or those who turned 35 in 2021) regardless to previous starts. In this category the competitors can be divided by age (+40, +45, +50 and so on) or by weight or height (depending on division), if number of participants will allow (there must be minimum of 5 competitors for height/weight category). Final decisions about weight/height categories that will be held are always with the promotor and head judge.
The competitors are assigned to their respective weight/height categories during the verification, after their measurement were taken. Final schedule will be shared after all competitors will be verified.
If the competitors is in doubt regarding the category they were assigned to, please text Event Office WhatsApp: +48602650291 or mail to [email protected]
The event will contain 9 divisions and 90 height/weight/age categories as described in NPC Worldwide rules. General rules and judging criteria as well as the list of all divisions/categories can be found in the REGULATIONS tab at event website.
Below 9 divisions will be held in all categories Beginners, Novice, Juniors, Masters, Open:
– Women’s Bikini
– Women’s Wellness
– Women’s Figure
– Women’s Physique
– Women’s Bodybuilding
– Women’s Fitness
– Men’s Physique
– Men’s Classic Physique
– Men’s Bodybuilding
– Women’s Bikini:
159cm, 163cm, 166cm, 170cm, +170cm
– Women’s Wellness:
Open or 163cm and +163cm
– Women’s Figure:
Open or 163cm and +163cm
– Women’s Physique :
Open or 168cm and +168cm
– Women’s Bodybuilding: Open
– Women’s Fitness: Open
– Men’s Physique:
173cm, 178cm, 183cm, +183cm
– Men’s Classic Physique:
173cm, 178cm, 183cm, +183cm
– Men’s Bodybuilding:
75kg, 80kg, 90kg, 102kg, +102kg
Within MASTERS category we plan age categories for each on 9 divisions: +35, +40, +45, +50.
If there be less competitors than 3 for the category it may be merged with higher category. The promotor has right to create more categories if the number of verified athletes will require that. Final list of all categories will be available just after the verification of all athletes.
Weight limits for CLASSIC PHYSIQUE:
– up to 163cm – 73kg
– up to 165cm – 75kg
– up to 168cm – 77kg
– up to 170cm – 79kg
– up to 173cm – 83kg
– up to 175cm – 86kg
– up to 178cm – 89kg
– up to 180cm – 93kg
– up to 183cm – 96kg
– up to 185cm – 100kg
– up to 188cm – 104kg
– up to 191cm – 108kg
– up to 193cm – 111kg
– up to 196cm – 114kg
– up to 198cm – 118kg
– up to 201cm – 121kg
– over 201cm – 125kg
Expected event schedule is available in SCHEDULE AND VENUE tab.
Exact hours can change depending on the number of athletes and final list of categories.
Final event schedule and the list of all weight and height and age categories will be announced after the verification.
• Prestigious championship titles of the NPC Worldwide federation.
• Qualification for your country’s national team for the NPC Worldwide International World Championship in the USA.
• In-kind prizes funded by partners and sponsors of the NPC Worldwide Festival.
• Sponsored starts in Amateur Olympia competitions in the USA, Spain, Portugal and UK, and Amateur Arnold Classic competitions in the US and UK.
For the sake of hygiene and to keep the venue clean, athletes are obligated to use non-staining tan products. Therefore, the promotor encourages using of products officially used in IFBB Professional League and NPC Worldwide.
There will be tanning service available at the venue, provided by SKLEPZAWODNIKA.PL.
Tanning will be performed with Pro Tan and Jan Tana products (athlete’s choice).
The athlete can book tanning service during the on-line registration or via TANNING SERVICE tab available at www.ifbbpro.com.pl
TRANSPORT AND ACCOMODATION
All costs of transport and accommodation are on the participant side as well as the booking of the hotel.
All queries that will come up during the show and not regulated by this document will be settled by the promotor and head judge with possible assistance of NPC Worldwide and IFBB Professional League representative.
This document is approved by Mr. Robert Piotrkowicz
1st February 2021.
▪︎Official Representative and Promotor of NPC Worldwide and IFBB Professional League for Poland.
▪︎IFBB Professional League Champion
▪︎Phone/WhatsApp: +48 602 650 291
▪︎Office mail: [email protected]