frequently asked questions & rules
MENS DIVISIONS OFFERED:
Bodybuilding - Juniors
Bodybuilding - Novice
Bodybuilding - Masters
Bodybuilding - Open
Classic Physique - Novice
Classic Physique - Masters
Classic Physique - Open
Mens Physique - Juniors
Mens Physique - True Novice
Mens Physique - Novice
Mens Physique - Masters
Mens Physique - Open
WOMENS DIVISIONS OFFERED:
Bikini - True Novice
Bikini - Novice
Bikini - Masters
Bikini - Open
Womens Physique - Masters
Womens Physique - Open
Womens Bodybuilding - Open
Figure - True Novice
Figure - Novice
Figure - Masters
Figure - Open
Fitness - Open
Wellness - True Novice
Wellness - Open
» DO I QUALIFY FOR TRUE NOVICE & NOVICE?
You may enter any True Novice class if you have NEVER competed in that division. You may enter a novice division if you have never placed top 10 in a National or Junior National level competition, or top 5 in an Open class at a Regional/Local competition.
» CAN I REGISTER FOR TRUE NOVICE, NOVICE AND OPEN DIVISION/CLASS?
You can register for any, as long as you still meet the above qualifications for True Novice or Novice the day of the competition.
» DO I HAVE TO STILL MAKE WEIGHT IN CLASSIC FOR MASTERS OR NOVICE?
You must still make the designated weight for your physical height no matter which class in Classic Physique you compete in.
» DO I HAVE TO BUY A TICKET FOR MY CHILD?
Children ages 2 and under are free, but must sit on your lap. Children ages 3 and over must have a ticket for entry into the event.
» CAN MY FRIEND, FAMILY MEMBER, COACH, TRAINER, OR TEAMMATE HELP ME BACKSTAGE?
The requirements for access backstage are strict due to NPC regulations, and there will be no exceptions to the following:
To access backstage, your support person must have a valid NPC card and have also purchased a Backstage Pass. Backstage Passes are limited and purchased on a first come first served basis to ensure the comfort and safety of competitors.
» IS THERE A PLACE TO STORE MY BELONGINGS?
There are no lockers, locked rooms, or secured storage areas in the competition venue. Cascadian Classic and the Riverhouse Convention Center and Hotel are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
» WHAT ARE THE COMPETITION SUIT REGULATIONS FOR MY DIVISION?
Please reference the NPC website for individual divisions' competition wear requirements, rules, and regulations. NPCNEWSONLINE.com
» DO I HAVE TO HAVE A TAN ON STAGE?
A tan (specifically heavy DHA color) is not a necessarily a requirement, however, it is very highly encouraged. You want to display your hard-earned definition and, in order to do so... you have to be darker than a “normal tan” due to the intensity of the stage lighting. This helps bring out definition in the muscle, as it highlights the shadows that the definition creates on your body. Even dark-skinned competitors need to tan with product, because it will add a little red tone to their skin to ensure they don’t look yellow, grey or ashy under the bright lights." (NPCNewsOnline.com) For more details regarding tanning, please visit http://www.npcnewsonline.com/contest-prep-101-tanning-tips-for-the-stage/54618/, or contact the official competition tanning service for the NPC Cascadian Classic.
» IS ALCOHOL ALLOWED AND/OR SERVED IN THE VENUE?
Alcohol will be available for purchase at the hotel's bar/restuarant. Must present ID and be 21 years of age or older. Alcohol may not enter or leave the event center. No outside alcohol is allowed.
» CAN I SPEAK WITH JUDGES ABOUT COMPETITION FEEDBACK?
You may approach judges after the evening finals are completed. Judges must follow the rules and are not allowed to speak to competitors and offer feedback during and between the pre-juding and evening finals. Some judges offer to give feedback via email after the compeition... please keep in mind that all judges have very busy schedules and may not give feedback right away. It is HIGHLY advised to speak with your trainer or coach if you have one and get their feedback. They should be very capable of giving you feedback based on what they too seen onstage.
» WHEN DO I CHECKIN FOR THE COMPETITION?
Once you are registered, you will recieve a confirmation of your entry. This confirmation will also contain alot of information that will be critical to review. You will also recieve a competitor email 1 week for before the competition reminding you of important times and dates. Checkins will be Friday evening.
Even though you are registered for the competition, you are not officially checked in until the checkins. This is where you will be weighed for a weight division or your height checked for a height division. You will also have the opportunity to make sure you are in the right class/division. Checkins is also a great place to learn more about show photography, music, etc.