The 39th anniversary MuscleEgg Emerald Cup is coming to Bellevue, WA on April 23-24, 2021!
Updates for 2021 – Due to the unpredictable nature of COVID-19 restrictions, there are a few changes for the upcoming NPC MuscleEgg Emerald Cup:
- Entry deadline has been moved back one week, to April 4th. This will allow us time to make schedule accommodations if the state requires smaller than normal capacity for this year’s event.
- Tickets for this year’s Emerald Cup will go on sale April 6th, after the entry deadline. We are hopeful that the show can run in the standard format but if restrictions prevent that, we will know the updated ticket schedule after the entry deadline.
Our goal is to always get athletes up on stage to show off their hard work and make sure they have a great time doing it! We will do everything we can to make the NPC MuscleEgg Emerald Cup a spectacular experience for both the athletes and spectators. There are certain aspects that we cannot ascertain until closer to the event so we’ll update more info the moment we know.
Established in 1983, The Emerald Cup Fitness Expo is known nation wide as THE premiere NPC Bodybuilding & Fitness event. Host to over 600 athletes each year, the fierce competition on the Emerald Cup stage has a reputation for bringing out national and pro level physiques. Two days of competition, 75 vendors and 7,000 spectators make this a must attend event!!
The Courtyard Marriott is the official host hotel of the Emerald Cup Bodybuilding & Fitness Expo. Located just 1 block from the Meydenbauer Center, the Courtyard offers exceptional convenience for athletes and spectators alike.
The group rate is $159 per night for a King or $169 for a double Queen room. Athletes and attendees may receive this rate from Wednesday, April 21 - Monday, April 26th and must book by March 26th to receive the discount.
11010 NE 8th Street Bellevue, Washington 98004
Important Note: Competitors should bring their own linens and blankets if staying at ANY hotel for this event. Please be respectful of hotel linens and furniture. You will be billed for any damages caused by tanning agents. We recommend purchasing the “Cocoon Cotton Travel Sheet” which you can sleep in to prevent damage to bedding.
The Emerald Cup Bodybuilding & Fitness Expo is hosted in beautiful Bellevue, WA at the Meydenbauer Center. Located just 9 miles east of Seattle and with easy access from I-405, I-90 and Highway 520 getting to Bellevue is an easy trip whether you drive or fly.
11100 NE 6th Street
Bellevue, WA 98004
Schedule of Events
Note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a definite schedule and format for this year's Emerald Cup cannot be established until after the entry deadline (April 4th). Detailed schedule information will be posted and emailed to all registered athletes at that time.
Check-in times listed below are tentative and may be extended depending on capacity limits. You MUST check in a day prior to your competition, i.e. all athletes competing on Friday must check in Thursday evening and those competing Saturday can check in either Thursday or Friday evening.
Thursday, April 22nd
6:00-7:30 pm: Mandatory Check-in for Fitness, Figure, Women's Physique, Wellness and Men's Classic Physique competitors, 4th floor at the Meydenbauer Center. All other athletes may check-in during this session as well.
7:30-8:30 pm: Stage walk through (optional)
Friday, April 23rd
Friday competition will include: Fitness; Classic Men’s Physique Masters (60, 50, 40, 35), Junior, Novice & Open; Women’s Physique Masters (50, 40, 35), Novice & Open; Wellness Masters (50, 40, 35) & Open; Figure Masters (55, 50, 45, 40, 35), Novice & Open.
Saturday, April 24th
Friday competition will include:- Bodybuilding Masters (80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 35), Junior, Novice & Open; Women’s Bodybuilding; Mixed Pairs; Men’s Physique Masters (60, 50, 40, 35), Junior, Novice & Open; Bikini Masters (55, 50, 45, 40, 35), Novice & Open
Center Stage Tan is the exclusive on-site competition spray tanner for this event. Click the link to book your tanning appointment today and let their staff of licensed estheticians take all the worry out of getting the perfect stage color! Center Stage Tan will be backstage the day of the show and have an expert staff to help you with all of your tanning needs. They use tanning products that are specially formulated for the stage and our lighting. We suggest you make your tanning appointment as soon as possible.
Center Stage Tan will also take appointments for hair and make-up services. Your entry fee does not cover spray tanning so be sure to contact directly and schedule with them.
Trainers may not bring in any airbrush tanning equipment or do any airbrush tanning on the premises! Any trainer tanning their competitor back-stage or in the pavilion will be asked to leave and the competitor disqualified. We are adamant about this as the tanning creams/sprays can damage the venue.
DREAM TAN AND COOKING SPRAYS (PAM, ETC) ARE PROHIBITED!
Come see what's new and hot in the fitness world! The Emerald Cup Expo brings as many as 75 fitness and health related vendors to Bellevue this spring. Because the expo is inside the main hall, you never have to miss the show to visit with them!
Want to get your company involved as a sponsor or vendor? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions on vendor space or sponsorship!
Below is a list of qualified hair and makeup specialists who will be set up on-site during the Emerald Cup. Hair and makeup services will be on the 4th floor, directly next to the women's prep area. Book with an on-site specialist so you don't risk missing your class!
If you are interested in renting space to provide on-site hair and/or makeup services Click Here
Famed Physique Photographer Mark Mason will be the Official on-stage Contest Photographer and Videographer.
Photo backdrop shots are available on the 4th floor of the Meydenbauer Center all day Friday and Saturday. The photography room is located near the changing areas for those who want to shoot with suit changes, etc. and is next door to the hair and makeup services as well.
2021 marks 39 years for the Emerald Cup, the nations largest NPC National Qualifier! We are excited to offer Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, Men’s Physique, Figure, Women’s Physique, Bikini and Fitness! This year will feature the NEW Wellness division for women. Wellness offers both Masters categories by age as well as Open categories which are divided by height.
Photography & Media
- No video equipment will be allowed in the auditorium
- No professional photography is allowed.
- No soliciting of photo or video services is allowed on the premises.
- No camera bags, tripods and other equipment is allowed in the auditorium. No cameras with detachable lenses
- Spectators who have purchased a ticket are allowed access to the event with one (1) camera only. Camera must be a “Point and Shoot” camera (no detachable lens)
Carl Richardson will be shooting back stage and paparazzi photos as well as scheduled gym photo shoots. All of the back-drop Facebook photos for our events are courtesy of Carl.
To arrange a shoot, contact him by email.
Emcee Kim “Kong” Farrison
Host of the Show
Ribic Productions is please to have Nationally and Internationally known Emcee Kim “Kong” Farrison returning to the Big Sky Championships. For the past 30 years, Kim has brought a fun, entertaining and stylish atmosphere to NPC shows all over the globe. What will Kim’s suit color be this show?