2024 Empire Classic Expo is bigger than ever!

In addition to the Spokane’s premier spring season Bodybuilding event, Strongman, Powerlifting  and Aerial Artist performances are back!

The $20 Prejudging and Expo ticket includes access to all strength events as well as the NPC Prejudging session.

REGISTER TO COMPETE
GO TO REGISTRATION PAGE

Entry Fee is $135 per class
Entry Deadline: April 7 at 6:00pm
Late entry fee (after 4/7) is $200 for the first class, $135 for additional classes

Please visit the Competitor Info Page for complete information

This event is sanctioned as a National Qualifier.  The top 2 placings in each Open Class qualify for nationals.  Masters athletes qualify for Masters Nationals regardless of placing.

  • Athletes must be at least 18 years of age by the day of show
  • Competitors ages 18 and 19 entered in any division must show proof of age
  • Must have current year NPC membership by day of athlete check-in to compete – www.npcregistration.com
  • Competitors may compete in as many divisions as they would like and are eligible for (i.e. Open & Novice, Physique & Bodybuilding, etc)
TICKETS

Tickets Are Available Now!

$20 – NPC Prejudging & Strength Expo (9:00am)
$45 – NPC Finals Reserved Seating (4:30pm)
$40 – NPC Finals General Admission (4:30pm)

VENUE

The Empire Classic Bodybuilding & Fitness Expo takes place at the Spokane Convention Center. Located in Downtown Spokane just 7 miles from the Spokane Airport, the Empire Classic is an easy trip whether you drive or fly.

Spokane Convention Center
334 W Spokane Falls Blvd
Spokane, WA 99201

HOTEL & TRAVEL
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There are more than a dozen hotels within walking distance from the Spokane Convention Center.

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 Travel Sheet” which you can sleep in to prevent damage to bedding.

 

SCHEDULE

Friday, April 19

6:00-7:00 pm: Mandatory check-in for all NPC athletes at Spokane Convention Center
7:00-7:30 pm: Competitor meeting in auditorium

Friday tanning appointments will take place on site.

Saturday, April 20

9:00AM – Strength Expo begins (Powerlifting & Strongman)

10:00AM – NPC PREJUDGING – All Divisions will compete in judging rounds beginning with Men’s classes first, then Women. 

Men’s Divisions
Men’s Bodybuilding, Classic Men’s Physique & Men’s Physique

Women’s Divisions
Fitness, Women’s Bodybuilding, Women’s Physique, Figure, Wellness & Bikini

4:30PM – NPC FINALS – All Divisions will perform individual routines while being introduced by the emcee.  The top 5 placings in each class will be awarded.  Order will be the same as for Prejudging.

TANNING, HAIR & MAKEUP

Center Stage Tan, Hair & Makeup

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!

PHOTOGRAPHY

Famed Physique Photographer Mark Mason will be the Official on-stage Contest Photographer and Videographer. Contact Mark directly for further information at markmason@mindspring.com or to pre-order your contest stage photos visit:

 

MARK MASON MEDIA

Mark Mason 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)

STRONGMAN

The Empire Classic Strongman Challenge is back! Legendary strength duo Ashlee and Andy Munsey will host another great meet in 2024 with some brand new events!

POWERLIFTING

Empire Classic Powerlifting offers a Full Powerlifting event with an option of Bench Press only and Deadlift only! For registration and complete details visit the USAPL Washington page.