The NANBF open to any 7 year drug free athlete who passes their polygraph and urinalysis. Failure of either could cause a banned up to 7 years. Failure to not take the polygraph test or not submit urine at a designated times is considered a failed test as well. The NANBF also reserves the right to conduct out of season test for NANBF members and potential NANBF members. Out of season tests are paid for in full by the NANBF. Pro Cards can only be won in Open and Masters 40+ Categories. Women’s Physique is not a Pro card category.
The NANBF recognizes these classes of competition open to any 7 year drug free athlete who passes their polygraph and urinalysis. Within each class the promoter has the option to create height categories according to number of participants. Each promoter has the option to add some classes such as Figure 50+, Mixed Pairs, Bikini due to turnout or lack of turnout. Check with each promoter.
They are as follows:
Teens: Bodybuilding, Figure
Competitors , male or female, between the ages of 13 and 19.
1st time Figure competitor, never having been in a figure competition before any organization.
Novice: Bikini, Figure, Bodybuilding
Contestant, male or female, that has not won first place in a Novice division.Novice must be defined in the contest poster, flyers, and entry forms. If warranted by the quantity of entries, the Novice class can be further divided into separate height classes.
Open: Bikini, Bodybuilding, Men’s Physique, Women’s Physique, Xtreme Fitness & Figure
Contestant, male or female, can compete regardless of previous experience. Winner granted IFPA Pro card if 5 or more in a NANBF Pro Qualifying event. If there is a class of 30 or more competitors then two Pro Cards can be given to top two in the overall. Example: 9 competitors in Short class, 12 competitors in Medium, 9 competitors in Tall. Short Class, Medium Class and Tall Class winners would contend for the the 2 Pro Cards.
Collegiate: Bodybuilding, Figure
Collegiate competitors must present a letter from an accredited college or university with the contest entry form stating that the entrant is currently enrolled as a full-time student in said college or university. The letter shall be dated not more than thirty (30) days prior to the date of submission of the entry form and shall include a telephone number for verification, as well as a legible contact name.pen classes – are open to any male or female competitor regardless of age of accomplishments.
Sub Masters: Bodybuilding
Masters 40+: Bodybuilding (male & Female) & Figure (IFPA Pro Card Category)
Masters 50+: Bodybuilding, Figure (Optional for each show)
GrandMasters 60+: Bodybuilding, (Optional for each show)
Mixed Pairs (Optional for each show)
Bikini Masters 40+: ( IFPA Pro Card Category) (Optional for each show)
USA Super Pro Qualifier
Must be a current NANBF/OCB in good standing to compete in the USA Super Pro Category or to win any IFPA Pro Card.
Wheelchair (Optional for each show)
Any competitor with a permanent disability that is confined to a wheelchair.
Open to any current member.