Figure Information


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.

Symmetry/Physique (overall fit appearance) and Presentation

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.).

Evening “T” Walk

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.

Mandatory Figure Poses

figure-frontFRONT 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.

figure-sideSIDE POSE – Hips should face the side of the stage, upper body 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.

figure-rearREAR 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 Presentation

figure-walkFIGURE WALK – Here are some optional figure poses that can be used for individual figure walking routines. In this routine the competitor will do a figure stage walk in both the prejudging and the night show. The competitor will do poses to accent their physique and enhance their presentation. The NANBF Figure competitors will walk in a T for the figure walk and will use 5 poses for this round.The figure walk will start in the middle of the back of the stage. They will walk to the front of the stage and turn left (without stopping) and walk to the end of the stage for a pose. Competitors will then walk across the stage to the other end, without stopping in the middle, and once they reach the other side of the stage, they will stop and pose. They will then walk to the center of the stage, stop and pose. This is the only time the competitor stops in the center of the stage. Finally the competitor will walk to the back of the stage and exit.

Promoters will have each of the 4 stops clearly marked on the stage for ease of convenience for each competitor.