NOVEMBER 4, 2022 – SHELTON, WA


Northwest Natural Competitor Info

The Northwest Natural is a Drug-Tested National Qualifier, with a two year testing period from the date of the show. Testing is random through Polygraph, beginning during registration.

  • ANABOLIC STEROIDS including but not limited to bolasterone, boldenone (Equipoise), chloroxomesterone (dehydrochlormethyltesterone), clostebol, fluoxymesterone (Halotestin), mesterolone, methandienone (Dianabol), methanolone, methyltestlosterone, nandrolone (Deca), norethandrolone, oxandrolone (Anavar), oxymetholone (Anadrol), stanozolol (Winstrol), testosterone and all other related compounds.
  • TESTOSTERONE/EPITESTOSTERONE RATIOThe T/E ratio is used to measure the presence of exogenous testosterone or illicit elevation of testosterone levels.  Any T/E ratio in excess of 6:1 is ruled as positive on any follow up urine test
  • GROWTH HORMONES (PHARMACEUTICAL HGH, HCG and any other related compound).
  • PRESCRIPTION DIURETICS (Lasix, Aldactone, Dyazide or any other prescription weight-loss substance used for bodybuilding purposes, even physician-prescribed.)
  • PYSCHOMOTOR STIMULANTS.
  • MUSCLE IMPLANTS OF ANY KIND (including synthol)
  • CLENBUTEROL AND GHB.

No testing will be done for pro-hormones or Ephedra.  Polygraph results are final! Note: The testing will begin at the check-in and all competitors must be available for testing.  Any athlete who does not check-in and make themselves available for drug testing will be automatically disqualified.  Any athlete who refuses testing or leaves before testing is completed will be automatically disqualified.  Under no circumstances will refunds be given for entries, tickets or other event related expenses if an athlete is disqualified.

ENTRY FEES

ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.  We have made a commitment to provide you with a top notch, professional NPC event.  By submitting your entry, you are committing to be part of it as well.  Please do not ask for a refund of entry fees.  

NOVICE ELIGIBILITY

You are not required to compete in a novice class even if eligible and may choose instead to enter Open/Masters or may enter both.  Novice classes are only open to those who qualify by these terms:

  • True Novice Classes – This class is for first time competitors only.  If you have ever competed in an NPC competition previously (regardless of division), you are not eligible for True Novice.
  • Novice Classes –  Competitors must not have placed 1st within the division at any contest in a novice, masters or open class previously, in order to qualify as a Novice competitor with the NPC.

It is the competitor’s responsibility to notify us of a change of any change of eligibility due to prior placing.

NATIONAL QUALIFIER

The top 2 placings in all Open divisions will qualify to compete in any National/Junior National show. Eligibility starts at the date of qualification and is good through the end of the following calendar year.

TRIPLE CROWN

All Northwest NPC shows will award points toward an Open Triple Crown and Masters Triple Crown Award.  The Triple Crown Award is presented to athletes who win 1st place in at least 3 different shows in the same calendar year in the Open or Masters classes.  Athletes can earn a maximum of 1 Open point and 1 Masters point per show, regardless of division.

The Triple Crown Award presentation will take place at the Northwest Championships in Shelton, WA on November 12.  Winners will receive 2 complimentary VIP tickets if they are able to attend.  If they can not attend, the award will be shipped to them.  Those who achieve the highest total points – Triple Crown Open Champion and Triple Crown Masters Champion – will receive a $500 sponsorship toward any National level event for the following year.  In the event of a tie, all placings will be considered for a tie-breaker.

Visit the TRIPLE CROWN PAGE for complete rules and rankings.

CONTEST ELIGIBILITY
  • Open to all amateur athletes ages 18 & over and open to citizens of any nation
  • Must be a current member of the NPC to compete. You can purchase, renew or look up a current membership at www.npcregistration.com  - Please note that NPC cards run January 1st – December 31st
  • Junior and Masters athletes must qualify by age on the date of the show (proof of age must be provided at check-in).  All competitors will follow NPC rules, guidelines and mandatory poses.  Please visit the official NPC site at www.npcnewsonline.com for complete rules and details for your class
MUSIC

Note: Music is for Bodybuilding, Fitness & Women’s Physique and new Classic Men's Physique classes only.  All other competitors will walk the stage to house music.

Bodybuilders & Women's Physique have a maximum time limit of 60 seconds and Fitness competitors 2 minutes.  Absolutely no profanity is allowed and competitors with profanity-laced music will be subject to disqualification.

Music must be submitted by Wednesday before the show.  No music will be accepted at check-in.

Click here to upload your music

PROHIBITED ITEMS

Due to insurance requirements, weights will not be allowed in the venue (dumbbells or other).  Bands will be provided for pumping up.

Dream Tan will not be permitted in the venue nor will any cooking spray for use as glaze (i.e. PAM)

SLR style cameras

Except for Fitness, no athlete is permitted to perform flips or handsprings on stage

TRAINER'S PASSES

Insurance requires trainers who require back-stage access to have a current NPC Membership to obtain a trainers pass.  Passes grant general admission access to the spectator area as well so those who purchase a trainer's pass do not also need a ticket except where reserved seats are desired.  Passes will be available on the Ticket page or in person at check-in (cash only).  No person will be permitted back stage without a trainer’s pass and no pass shall be issued to any person who does not present a valid NPC card.

TANNING, HAIR & MAKEUP

Center Stage Tan is our exclusive spray tanner for this event and handles booking appointments for on-site hair and makeup services.  All competitors should have a competition style tan applied prior to the show.  We recommend using Center Stage Tan as their solution is designed specifically for these types of events and they will be on-site for touch ups and assistance.  On-site tanning may ONLY be performed by our licensed and insured tanning affiliate.

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 venue will be removed and the competitor disqualified.  We are adamant about this as the tanning creams/sprays can damage the venue.

GUIDELINES

All competitors will follow NPC rules, guideline and mandatory poses.  For complete guidelines and rules, visit the official site of the NPC:  www.npcnewsonline.com  Exhibition of poor sportsmanship will be grounds for automatic disqualification.

ATHLETE CHECK-IN

All athletes must check-in on during the designated timeframe and must have current NPC membership at this time.

Each athlete will be measured and/or weighed at check-in, depending on their division, with a certified medical device.  Athletes will be placed into the class they actually measure or weigh into.  Height classes will be divided after check-in to keep class sizes as even as possible.

Classic Physique athletes must not exceed the maximum weight specified for your height.  If you come in heavier than the max weight you will have the option of moving to Bodybuilding or Men’s Physique but cannot compete in Classic Physique.  No refunds will be given for Classic Physique entries that do not make weight.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, November 3rd

CHECK-IN: All athletes MUST check-in on Thursday, November 3rd by 7:00pm.

5:00-7:00pm - Check-In for all divisions
7:00-7:30pm - Competitor Meeting
 
After check-in is complete, the roster will be updated with height divisions for each class.
 
Friday, November 4th

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

Men:
Men’s Bodybuilding – Masters (70, 60, 50, 40), Junior, Wheelchair, Novice & Open
Classic Men’s Physique – Masters (60, 50, 40, 35), Junior, True Novice, Novice & Open
Men’s Physique – Masters (60, 50, 40, 35), Junior, True Novice, Novice & Open

Women:
Fitness – Open
Women’s Bodybuilding – Open
Women’s Physique – Masters (45, 35), Novice & Open
Figure – Masters (60, 55, 50, 45, 40, 35), True Novice, Novice & Open
Wellness – Masters (45, 35), True Novice, Novice & Open
Bikini – Masters (60, 55, 50, 45, 40, 35), True Novice, Novice & Open

4:00PM – 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.  Finals is expected to end approximately 7:00pm

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)

Tanning 

  • DREAM TAN AND COOKING SPRAYS (PAM, ETC) ARE PROHIBITED!

Tanning, Makeup & Hair Services

Every show will have a hair and makeup artist available on set. To make an appointment with one of our servicers, please visit our Athlete Services page.

Athlete Tanning

Click for information on Tanning, Makeup, Hair and Photography services.