COVID-19 shut us down for 2020 but planning is underway for 2021!  The 39th anniversary MuscleEgg Emerald Cup is coming to Bellevue, WA on April 23-24, 2021!

Don’t miss the BIGGEST NPC National Qualifier in the country!

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!!

Tickets available online at

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Host Hotel

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.

Booking info will be coming soon.  A limited number of rooms are available so book early!

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.

Event Venue

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.

Meydenbauer Center
11100 NE 6th Street
Bellevue, WA  98004

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Schedule of Events

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

8:30 am:  Competitor meeting for all athletes competing Friday (main hall in front of stage)
10:00 am: Prejudging begins - In Order - 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.

6:00 pm:  Finals begin - Same order as Prejudging

7:00-8:00 pm: Mandatory Check-in for Bodybuilding, Men's Physique and Bikini competitors, 4th floor at the Meydenbauer Center.

Saturday, April 24th

7:30 am:  Competitor meeting for all athletes competing Saturday (main hall in front of stage)
9:00 am: Prejudging begins - In Order - 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

6:00 pm:  Finals begin - Same order as Prejudging

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.


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?  Click Here for Vendor Info and Booth Maps

Email us at 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!

Bellamia Artistry - Hair and Makeup Services

Marisa Carew - Hair & Makeup Services

Center Stage Tan - Hair & Makeup

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.

Visit to pre-purchase your stage photos or video.  Contact Mark Via Email

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.

Our on-site photographers are experienced, offering you an opportunity for studio quality portfolio pictures in a safe, professional environment.


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)
Mark Mason

Mark Mason


Famed Physique Photographer Mark Mason will be the Official on-stage Contest Photographer and Videographer. Contact Mark directly for further information or to schedule a gym or studio shoot with the following links:

Carl Richardson

Carl Richardson


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

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?