The judging is comprised of Symmetry and Presentation. Competitors will wear only a two-piece swimsuit and high heel shoes. 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.
Competitors will be judged in a group. Mandatory ¼ turns will be performed. 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. Scoring: Competitors will be ranked against each other in symmetry and physique. When it comes to presentation there are three key elements. Appearance (which includes tone, complexion and color), Style (includes, creativity with choice of suit and heels and grooming) and Stage presence (gracefulness on stage, confidence) are all taken into account. You are NOT judged on your “T” walk. You can, however, win best presenter / poser in the evening for your “T” walk.
Rating is based on Symmetry / Physique and Presentation with competitors ranked against each other in a group comparison. The Head Judge will move competitors thoughout the lineup in order for all the judges to get a good look at each competitor. From there, each judge will score all the competitors based on the criteria a placing. That placing from 1st to however many athletes are in that class. The highest and lowest score for each competitor gets removed and the total remaining score is the final. The total score for each athlete from each judge will be added together giving us the places (lowest score 1st, etc.).
Each competitor walks individually. Competitors will walk stage left, stage right, center stage and then exit. (or at promoters discretion), Judges will award Best Presenter / Poser to the athlete that not only presents their physique in the best manner, but brings an energy and excitement to the walk within their given time.