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Saturday 17th March 2018

University of Bristol Students Union

Celebrating the Student-Athlete


Have you been lurking in your Uni gym building a physique that will inspire your fellow students to put the pizza down and pick up a protein shake? Do you fancy yourself as the next Arnold Schwarzenegger or better yet the next Mohamed Isa!? Have you got a bikini bod that would rival Isabella Gottlieb’s? If your answer is yes to any of these questions then we’ve got just what you’ve been waiting for! Get on the SPC stage this year!


The UK’s first and only national student fitness competition, MASS SPC, is returning to Bristol, hosted by the Muscle and Athletic Sports Society (MASS). Taking place on 17th March 2018 at the University of Bristol, the competition celebrates the very best in student fitness.


Since its launch in March 2014, the national competition has gone from strength to strength, with over 85 students entering across 50 different Universities last year alone. The event invites students to the stage to compete in Physique, Classic Bodybuilding, Figure or Bikini classes in a bid to be crowned national champions.


As a student-only event, there will be a level playing field to compete. MASS societies from all of the surrounding Universities send teams to compete and bring groups of supporters; this creates a community atmosphere at the event.


So why not put all your hard-earned gains to the test, and enter the SPC this year!


Browse the other fields on the page to find out about the rules, how to enter, our advice on preparation, spectating and the event sponsors.


The Hunt is on to Find the UK’s Best Built Students…


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MASS Student Physique Championships - April 2017


spc_bannerRULES


MASS SPC CONTEST 2018

OFFICIAL RULES


PURCHASE NECESSARY.


  1. Eligibility: The MASS SPC (the “Contest”) is open only to male and females who are full-time students in higher education studying either an undergrad or postgrad degree as of March 17, 2018. The category of ‘Fresher’ is only open to males and females who meet the original criteria, are in their first year of University study (either foundation or 1st year) and are aged 18-19 years old as of August 31, 2018. No IFBB or WBFF Professional League athletes are allowed to participate.

  2. Categories: The categories are as follows: Women’s Fresher, Women’s Bikini (up to 163cm), Women’s Bikini (over 163cm), Women’s Figure, Men’s Fresher, Men’s Physique (up to 170cm), Men’s Physique (170-178cm), Men’s Physique (over 178cm), Men’s Classic Bodybuilding. Full category information including judging criteria, attire, presentation, and classes is found for each category in separate tabs.

  3. Location: The contest will be held on March 17 2018, in the Anson Rooms of the University of Bristol Students Union, Bristol and attendance is required for this Contest.

  4. To Enter: Beginning at 12:01 am GMT on Saturday, December 16, 2017, purchase a ticket at our EVENTBRITE page, completing all information fields in the online form with all of your details and complete the purchase. Email ‘submissions@muscleathleticsports.com’ with your public vote photo. Contestants for ‘Men’s Classic Bodybuilding’ must email their posing routine music, posing routine music should be sent in mp3 format and cut to the precise 60 seconds that you want to be played. Male competitors may opt to enter both a ‘Physique’ Category and the ‘Men’s Classic Bodybuilding’ category. To do so select the dual category entry ticket on our EVENTBRITE It is possible to change category and/or upgrade to a dual category at a later stage and you can do this within your EVENTBRITE account. The registration fee includes entry to the competition and a pass to join the audience as a spectator. All entry fees are non-refundable. Each contestant is responsible for his/her own time, travel and lodging to the event. All materials submitted become the property of MASS SPC and will not be returned. The final deadline for entries is Friday 9th March 2018.

  5. Reporting for registration: On March 17 contestants must report to the back of stage area at the venue by 10.30am in order to be eligible for the Contest. All contests will be required to show two (2) forms of ID, a valid student ID and a valid form of regular ID (drivers license or passport). If your student identification does not clearly indicate that you meet our criteria for entry (the student ID must show when it is valid up until) then please bring with you an additional form of proof such as an academic email which shows the necessary information. Failure to appear by the stated times may result in being removed from the competition, and forfeit of the entry fee. The expected finish time is 7.30pm. All times given are provisional, a more detailed timeline of the day will be emailed to all competitors once entries have closed.

  6. Winner Selection: One (1) 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner will be selected for each class by judges. The 1st place winners from the physique and bikini categories will be brought together at the end of the contest to decide the overall physique and bikini champions.

  7. Prizes: Prize details will be released in the build-up to the competition as sponsorship of the event increases. No prize package includes taxes, insurance, personal expenses, gratuities, incidental charges or any other items not specifically described in these Official Rules, and all expenses for any of the foregoing are the sole responsibility of the prize winner(s). Travel expenses are not paid as part of any of the prizes. No transfer, substitution or cash equivalent for any prizes will be permitted, except at the sole discretion of the Sponsor due to the unavailability of prizes for any reason, including but not limited to cancellation, scheduling conflicts or force majeure. Any remaining components of the prize will be awarded and the Sponsor’s obligation to the winners will be fulfilled, and no other additional compensation will be provided. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value.

  8. General: The Contest is governed by the laws of the United Kingdom. By entering, entrants/winners agree: (a) to release the organiser and its sponsors from all liability, loss or damage arising out of or relating to the participation of entrants/winners in the Contest, including with respect to their acceptance and use/misuse of the prizes; (b) to be bound by these Official Rules; (c) that the decision of the organiser is final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest; (d) to the use of their names, personal information and likenesses for advertising and promotional purposes in all media worldwide (including the Internet) without additional compensation; and (e) that the show may be broadcast on TV or the world wide web. By accepting prizes, winners consent that sponsors may use the winner’s name, image (including but not limited to photographs, videos, and other likenesses), biographical information and statements concerning the Contest, without compensation in connection with advertising, promotion and merchandising, and winners irrevocably grant the right to edit or modify and to publish and copyright the foregoing. Winners must also make themselves available to travel at organisers expense for promotional purposes. By accepting prizes, winners agree to hold the organiser and its managers, employees, agents, sponsors, licensees, successors and assigns, harmless from and against any and all claims and liability arising out of any and all prizes. Winners assume all liability for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused, by participating in the Contest. By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to abide by and be bound by these Official Rules and understand that the Contest results are final in all respects. By participating in the Contest, entrants agree to hold the organiser and its managers, employees, agents, sponsors, licensees, successors and assigns, harmless from and against any and all claims and liability arising out of such participation. Entrant is responsible for all online charges incurred by entrant’s internet service provider. The organiser does not make any warranty, representation or guarantee, express or implied, in fact, or in law, relative to the use of any prize, including, without limitation, quality, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

  9. Photo submission & the public vote: along with your entry ticket purchase you should submit 1-5 photos of your physique and indicate which (1) photo you’d like to be used for public voting. By entering the competition and submitting your photos you agree that you own the photo and provide a royalty-free, non-exclusive license to print your name and publish and modify your image for any MASS SPC campaign, in any media worldwide at any time. No copyright or ownership will be transferred to MASS SPC. Once public voting has started the organisers (“MASS SPC”) cannot judge, cannot vote and cannot contribute to any applicant’s campaign. Only votes cast on official MASS media outlets will be counted. No likes or wall posts on other outlets will be counted. The public vote is judged solely on likes from third party users. Public voting will go live as soon as MASS SPC uploads competitor’s photos to its website/Facebook page. The sooner competitors enter the competition the longer time they will have to be exposed to public voting. Public voting will close the night before the show. The public vote is a separate competition running alongside the main event, there will be prizes and awards for the competitors with the highest public vote. Public vote does not count towards the scores or outcome of the contested categories. We recommend submitting photos before February 1, but competitors have until March 9 2017 to submit their photo should they need extra time.

  10. Personal information: Any personal information that the winner or participants submit in connection with the Contest will be collected and used by the Sponsors and its authorized agents to administer the Contest and to award prizes. Participant’s personal information may also be used to send additional information about Sponsor, Sponsor’s affiliates and licensee, and each of their respective products and programs via electronic and ordinary mail. Except as set forth herein, a participant’s personal information will not be used for any other purpose and will not be shared with anyone else unless required by law.

  11. Banned Substances: The following substances are banned from being used and all competitors must provide urine and/or blood samples and/or undertake a polygraph test if asked to do so in order for the MASS SPC to ensure that the competition is clean.

    ANABOLIC STERIODS.

    TESTOSTERONE (Testosterone/epitestosterone Ratio)

    The T/E ratio is used to measure the presence of exogenous testosterone, or illicit elevation of testosterone levels. A T/E ratio in excess of 4/1 is ruled as positive, no matter what the cause.

    GROWTH HORMONES (pharmaceutical HGH, HCG and any other related compounds) HORMONES AND PRECURSORS The use of any hormone (injectable, oral, sublingual or otherwise) for bodybuilding purposes including insulin is strictly prohibited. All hormonal precursors (androstenedione, 19 norandrostenedione, etc.) are banned.

    PRESCRIPTION DIURETICS (Fen-Phen and all other prescription weight-loss substances used for bodybuilding purposes, even when physician-prescribed are banned by)

    PSYCHOMOTOR STIMULANTS

    MUSCLE IMPLANTS OF ANY KIND

    CHEMICALS/DRUGS USED TO DECIEVE OR PASS POLYGRAPH

    CLENBUTEROL AND GHB

    ANY ILLEGAL OR ILLICIT BODYBUILDING DRUG OR SUBSTANCE

    ANY FDA-BANNED SUBSTANCE UNLESS INDICATED

    ANY IOC-BANNED SUBSTANCE UNLESS INDICATED

    ANY WADA PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES


 


 



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Coming soon…


Discount for MASS members!


*A MASS member is a paid member of an official MASS society. For the full list of societies see our Societies Page.



spc_bannerPOSINGWORKSHOPS


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Join us for a super informative and educational workshop day where you’ll learn all about what it takes to be the next MASS Student Physique Champion!

Sunday 11th March, 11am – 2pm

University of Bristol Indoor Sports Centre

5 Tyndall Ave

Bristol BS8 1TH


Open to all – competitors, non-competitors, non-students and those who want to learn!


Cost


Cash on the day



  • Student Competitor – £15**

  • Student – £20*

  • Non-student – £25


**Has student ID and has paid entry

*Has valid student ID


There’s more to posing than meets the eye, in this part of the workshop we’ll show you every pose there is and how to do it to perfection, then we’ll go into the science of posing covering the poses themselves and the more complex aspects that add to the overall package such as footwork, breath, facial expressions and style. There will be instructors with expertise in each category – bodybuilding, physique, figure, bikini.


The Coaches


Men’s Coach – David Bissell

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Competition curator. David competed in bodybuilding, fitness modeling and physique – winning 2 out of the 4 competitions he’s taken part in. David won 1st place at the BNBF Midlands 2012 along with best presentation against 70 other competitors, won Fit Factor 2013 (now known as the bodypower model search), a competition with a heavy emphasis on posing, competed in Las Vegas on the 2013 Mr Olympia Expo stage in the Muscle & Fitness Model Search and most recently David placed 2nd at the WBFF London 2016 in the male fitness model class where he was awarded WBFF Pro Status. Stage presence and posing is David’s strength, he enjoys and has a unique method of coaching posing – if there’s anyone that wants to see you shine on the day it’s David.


Women’s Coach – Laura Baker

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Team Box Coach and Competition Judge. Laura Baker has competed in multiple top-level bikini competitions in the UKBFF and PCA. Before getting into competing she was a professional dancer & choreographer for a period of 8 years and has appeared in various advertisements, campaigns, award shows & videos.


This is not to be missed. There’s lots of competitions out there and lots of advice online, but one thing to remember is that all competitions are unique. We want you to come and feel what the SPC is all about, we want to get to know you and show you EXACTLY what we’re looking for. You’ll leave with a head full of knowledge and heart full with enthusiasm to be the best you can possibly be for the competition.

Plus it should be super fun and you’ll meet lots of people!


Please Book Your Place


So that we can put you on our guestlist for the event, please make sure you book your place. To book a place please fill out and submit the following form:




Any questions you can get us at champs@muscleathleticsports.com


The contact number to call on the day for if you get lost or delayed is David on 07843866604.


Please completed the booking form to confirm your place.


The Hunt is on to Find the UK’s Best Built Students


#MASSspc


spc_bannerSPECTATOR TICKETS


Tickets available through Fatsoma below.


Support a friend, get inspired, or eye up the competition to compete for next year… Whatever your reason for coming down the 2018 SPC is not to be missed!




Or head to the full fatsoma Event page to purchase tickets here: www.fatsoma.com/massspc/6qdcaouw/2018-mass-student-physique-championships


Becoming a Ticket Rep


You can become a rep for spectator tickets and earn commission on all spectator tickets that your friends buy! So if you have people coming to watch you, then why not earn a little money to put back into your prep!


How To


Head to the ticket page through the link above and hit ‘request to rep’ on the right-hand side. Or you may have already been sent an invitation to rep from us via email! You have to create an account in order to accept the rep invite, then once you’ve created an account and accepted the rep invite/had your request to rep accepted you can click ‘REP’ along the top menu on the Fatsoma website and it’ll show you the events your rep for and there will be a ‘promote’ button next to the event which will give you your unique code – you’ll only earn a commission when someone clicks through that link before buying. So once you have that link, if anyone says they want to come and watch you, simply send them the link. The ‘REP’ dashboard will show you how many clicks/sales you’ve had so you can check if your mum bought her ticket yet or not, haha!


spc_bannerSPONSORS


Headline Sports Nutrition


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We’re very pleased to have Maximuscle as our Headline Sports Nutrition sponsor for the event.


As a sports nutrition sponsor, it doesn’t get much better than this. Maximuscle, the first company to hit the market when sports supplements were first introduced, is pretty much a household name. From professional athletes to an excellent product range that’s fully Informed-Sport certified Maximuscle have everything you’d want from a sports nutrition company and sponsor.


To read more about Maximuscle and MASS. Read our announcement article here: www.muscleathleticsports.com/maximuscle-sponsors-mass


spc_bannerCOMPETITION PREP


For advice on Training and Diet towards the show view our Webinar with MASS Head of Fitness Education Dr Paul Rimmer and Founder & President David Bissell



It’s 2 hours long. Best done on a desktop device. Installation of the webinar software will take 2 minutes but will be worth it once you’re set up!



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spc_bannerSERVICES


Tanning


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Professional contest tanning will be available from Get Bronzed.

www.getbronzed.co.uk


Price is £40.


This includes your competition spray tan, repairs/touch-ups and glazing before you go onstage.

Acquiring a streak-free well-balanced tan is a tough task for even the most experienced fake tanners among us. Stage tan is very different to regular tan; it’s designed to bring out definition under bright lights and works in symmetry with competition glaze to really show off your hard work in the best possible way.


To help you understand the process a little better Get Bronzed have information available on their website on their Competition Tans pages here. On these pages, there is information about competition tans, a gallery of their tans, preparation and aftercare advice and detail on the tanning process.


You can also download the advice packs below:


Competition Tanning FAQs


Competition Prep and Aftercare


You are welcome to arrange your own tan. We do advise that after you’ve purchased the tan, glaze and arranged someone to spray it on for you it will most likely end up costing you similar if not more than Get Bronzed, so why not save yourself the hassle and book onto this all inclusive service!


To Book:

Call 01932 962197 or email info@getbronzed.co.uk


Tanning will be the night before the show. Time slots are on a first come first served basis. Bookings will be taken on the day if there is availability but this cannot be guaranteed as those who have booked in advance will receive 1st priority.


Photography


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Event Photography will be provided by Matt Marsh Photography.

www.mattmarshphotography.co.uk.


Prices are:

Purchased before the show: £30

Purchased at the show: £35

Purchased after the show: £40


This includes every single stage shot of you taken at the competition in both high res and low res.


Capturing a shot correctly to bring out the best definition in your physique is complicated. Matt Marsh Photography is an industry leading fitness photographer with years’ experience photographing bodybuilding & fitness competitions so we’re very pleased to have them on board to guarantee you the best possible photos from your big day.


To Book:

Email matt@mattmarshphotography.co.uk


Stagewear


See the individual category tabs for the full rules on stagewear.


Men’s Physique


The rules state that no shorts below knee length will be allowed. It is recommended that shorts show at least the bottom half of the thigh (as to reveal upper leg development).


Something tight fitting that hugs the thigh will give the best effect, making your legs look bigger. Any brand will be fine. ‘ES’ and ‘Aussiebum’ are two brands that are worn a lot across this style of competition but are quite pricey.


If your searching for inspiration or still unsure of styles then search ‘WBFF Male Fitness’ in Google images – the style of shorts you seem them wearing onstage is what we’re looking for in this show.


Men’s Classic Bodybuilding


The Men’s Classic Bodybuilding category is to wear plain posing trunks. The posing trunks can have a shine or velvet effect to them but aren’t to have any patterns.


Competitors can go for regular bodybuilding style trunks OR the slightly longer trunks that have emerged recently in Classic Physique categories such as the IFBB Classic Physique.


Women’s Bikini


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The attire for the bikini competitor will be a two-piece suit. Competition bikinis are recommended, competitors can compete in an off-the-rack two-piece suit should they wish. All two-piece suits must be in good taste. Any colour and/or patterns are allowed and will be the competitors own choice. Crystals and glitter are allowed within reason. The bottom part of the suit must be V-shaped. Thongs are strictly prohibited.


Women’s Figure


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The attire figure competitor is the two-piece suit with laces on the back. It must be one with a ¾ bum. Thongs are strictly prohibited.


Women’s Bikini and Women’s Figure both have the options of having custom suits made, purchasing generic suits or making their own from an off-the-track bikini.


Heels


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High heel shoes must be worn, but platform soles are not permitted. The colour and style will be the competitors own choice. Posing shoes are recommended. These are available from harlequins or if you search ‘posing shoes’ you will find some online, you’re welcome to invest in a pair but if you’d rather not then try to pick some heels which closely match the designs – any colour will be fine. However, if you are planning to invest in posing shoes then get the clear coloured ones as the majority of competitions will only allow these. Platforms soles are not permitted in any type of shoe, see the example below for what we mean by that.


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Custom Suits


Below are two recommendations, there’s many more companies out there too!


www.nefertitistagewear.co.uk

www.blackicebikinis.com


Generic, Custom Suits and Heels


www.harlequinbikinis.com

www.selinabikini.co.uk


Selina have a budge range with Bikini’s starting at £59.


 


For any further questions about services or stagewear don’t hesitate to contact us at champs@muscleathleticsports.com


spc_bannerPUBLICVOTE


The MASS Student Physique Championships Public Vote is all about getting your friends and family involved in your journey, putting yourself out there to the fitness industry, sharing a bit about yourself and getting to know your fellow competitors too all while helping raise awareness for the competition.


All photo submissions for entrants are to go to champs@muscleathleticsports.com .


And here we present to you your 2018 competitors. Who do you want to win the public vote at the 2018 SPC? Like, Comment and Share to show your support!


spc_bannerCATEGORYPHYSIQUE


Men’s Physique


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Judging Criteria



  • Muscularity and Body Condition


Judges will be looking for fit contestants who display proper shape and symmetry combined with muscularity and overall condition. This is not a bodybuilding contest so extreme muscularity should be marked down.



  • Stage Presence & Personality


Judges are looking for the contestant with the best stage presence and poise who can successfully convey his personality to the audience.


The judge’s assessment of the athlete’s physique includes the athlete’s entire presentation, from the moment he walks onstage until the moment he walks offstage. At all times, the Physique competitor is viewed with the emphasis on a “healthy and fit” physique, in an attractively presented “Total Package”.


Attire



  • Stage shorts


Contestants will be asked to wear swim shorts. Shorts must be above the knee in length. It is recommended that shorts show at least the bottom half of the thigh (as to reveal upper leg development). Note, this is not a ‘board shorts’ category. No logos are permitted on the shorts however a manufacturer’s logo such as Nike symbol or Billabongs are acceptable.


Except for a wedding ring, competitors will not wear footwear, glasses, watches, necklaces, earrings, wigs, distracting ornamentation or artificial aids to the figure.



  • Tan


MASS SPC has banned all tans and bronzers that can be wiped off. If the tan comes off by simply wiping, the athlete will not be allowed to enter the stage. Artificial body colouring and self-tanning products may be used provided that it is not an ‘instant-tan’ and does not wipe off. Examples of banned tanning products include ‘dream tan’. MASS recommends using the competitions official tanning provider.


Presentation


Pre-Judging (first half)



  • Round 1: T-Walk


The contestant enters the stage and performs a T-Walk. The contestant should walk to each of the points on the ‘T’ and perform 1-3 poses at each point; you will have roughly 45-60 seconds to perform your T-walk. Taking more than this will result in being marked down.


Once the T-Walk is completed the contestant then joins the line-up at the rear of the stage.



  • Round 2: Comparisons


Following the T-walk contestants will be brought to the front of the stage in groups of 5-10 where they will be asked to perform comparison poses in the order shown:



  1. front facing

  2. left side

  3. rear facing

  4. right side


(hands not allowed above the head, both feet must be facing in the same direction)



  1. Best abdominal pose



  • Round 3: Pose down


The entire category is invited to the front of the stage to show their best poses to the judges in no particular order. This will last 60 seconds only and is a fast and upbeat round. Competitors should make their way to the front of the stage with reasonable haste and pose. Once at the front of the stage competitors are to continue to move between poses for the duration of the pose down while being conscious of other competitors around them and the edge of the stage.


Finals (Second half)



  • Round 1: ‘I’ Walk


The contestant enters the stage, walks across the rear of the stage to centre rear, faces the audience, walks to the front of the stage and performs 1 pose of choice, then turns and joins the line up at the rear of the stage.



  • Round 2: Comparisons


Following the T-walk contestants will be brought to the front of the stage in groups of 5-10 where they will be asked to perform mandatory quarter turns (front facing, left side, rear facing, right side) with hands either by side or one hand on hip and with both feet facing in the same direction.



  • Round 3: Awards


Judging is finalised and 3rd – 1st place winners are awarded.

All competitors leave the stage apart from the top 3 who remain for photographs.

All competitors leave the stage apart from 1st place who remains for photographs.


Classes



  • Fresher


Open only to males who meet the original criteria, are in their first year of University study and are aged 18-19 years old as of August 31, 2018.



  • Physique Short (Up to 172cm)


Open only to males who meet the original criteria and are up to 172cm in height



  • Physique Medium (172-178cm)


Open only to males who meet the original criteria, are a minimum of 172cm in height and a maximum of 178cm in height.



  • Physique Tall (Over 178cm)


Open only to males who meet the original criteria and are over 178cm in height.


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Men’s Classic Bodybuilding


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Judging Criteria



  • Size, symmetry, shape, proportion, tone


The judges will be assessing the overall physique for the degree of proportion, symmetry, muscle size and quality (density, separation, definition) as well as skin tone.



  • Poise and ability to pose


The judges will be looking for contestants with the best ability to perform poses in an aesthetic manner with good transitions, posture and poise.


Attire



  • Posing trunks


Contestants will wear one-coloured, opaque posing trunks which are clean and decent. The colour, fabric, texture and style of the trunks will be left to the competitor’s discretion however no fringe, wording, sparkle or fluorescents are allowed. The trunks must cover a minimum of ¾ of the gluteus maximus. The front area must be covered and the side of the trunks should be 1 cm in width at a minimum. The use of padding anywhere in the trunks is prohibited.


Except for a wedding ring, competitors will not wear footwear, glasses, watches, necklaces, earrings, wigs, distracting ornamentation or artificial aids to the figure.



  • Tan


MASS SPC has banned all tans and bronzers that can be wiped off. If the tan comes off by simply wiping, the athlete will not be allowed to enter the stage. Artificial body colouring and self-tanning products may be used provided that it is not an ‘instant-tan’ and does not wipe off. Examples of banned tanning products include ‘dream tan’. MASS recommends using the competitions official tanning provider.


Presentation


Pre-Judging (First Half)



  • Round 1: Free Posing routine


Competitors will be invited on stage one at a time in numerical order to perform their posing routines.


The posing routine is to last 1 minute only. Music for the posing routine is to be submitted as part of the contestant’s application if entering the Class Bodybuilding Category and should be cut to the exact 60 seconds of preference. The free posing routine can be a rehearsed routine or freestyle… be as creative as you wish. The music will start when you are onstage and have assumed a still position.



  • Round 2: Mandatory poses


The entire line up is called onstage in numerical order and forms in equal numbers along diagonal lines at each side of the stage. The centre stage area is left clear.


Contestants will be called to step forward in groups to the centre of the stage where they will line up and perform the following 5 mandatory poses in the order shown:



  1. Front double biceps

  2. Front lat spread

  3. Side chest

  4. Back double biceps

  5. Back lat spread

  6. Abdominals and thighs

  7. Favourite classic pose (no most muscular)


Contestants may be asked to perform the series of poses more than once and must be prepared to do so if called upon.



  • Round 3: Pose down


The entire category is invited to the front of the stage to show their best poses to the judges in no particular order. This will last 60 seconds only and is a fast and upbeat round. Competitors should make their way to the front of the stage with reasonable haste and pose. Once at the front of the stage competitors are to continue to move between poses for the duration of the pose down while being conscious of other competitors around them and the edge of the stand.


Finals (second half)



  • Round 1: ‘I’ Walk


The contestant enters the stage, walks across the rear of the stage to centre rear, faces the audience, walks to the front of the stage and performs 1 pose of choice, then turns and joins the line up at the rear of the stage.



  • Round 2: Mandatory poses


Contestants will be called to step forward in groups to the centre of the stage where they will line up and perform the following 5 mandatory poses in the order shown:



  1. Front double biceps

  2. Front lat spread

  3. Side chest

  4. Back double biceps

  5. Back lat spread

  6. Abdominals and thighs

  7. Favourite classic pose (no most muscular)


Contestants may be asked to perform the series of poses more than once and must be prepared to do so if called upon.



  • Round 3: Awards


Judging is finalised and 3rd – 1st place winners are awarded.


All competitors leave the stage apart from the top 3 who remain for photographs.


All competitors leave the stage apart from 1st place who remains for photographs.


 Classes



  • One Class – men’s classic bodybuilding


Open only to males who meet the original criteria and weigh in on the day of the contest in adherence to the following height/weight requirements.


Up to and including 5’ 4” Up to and including 155lbs/70.3kg


Over 5’ 4”, up to and including 5’ 5” Up to and including 160lbs/72.6kg


Over 5’ 5”, up to and including 5’ 6” Up to and including 165lbs/74.8kg


Over 5’ 6”, up to and including 5’ 7” Up to and including 170lbs/77.1kg


Over 5’ 7”, up to and including 5’ 8” Up to and including 177lbs/80.3kg


Over 5’ 8”, up to and including 5’ 9” Up to and including 185lbs/83.9kg


Over 5’ 9”, up to and including 5’ 10” Up to and including 192lbs/87.1kg


Over 5’ 10”, up to and including 5” 11” Up to and including 200lbs/90.7kg


Over 5’ 11”, up to and including 6’ 0” Up to and including 207lbs/93.9kg


Over 6’ 0”, up to and including 6’ 1” Up to and including 215lbs/97.5kg


Over 6’ 1”, up to and including 6’ 2” Up to and including 225lbs/102.1kg


Over 6’ 2”, up to and including 6’ 3” Up to and including 232lbs/105.2kg


Over 6’ 3”, up to and including 6’ 4” Up to and including 240lbs/108.9kg


Over 6’ 4”, up to and including 6’ 5” Up to and including 247lbs/112.0kg


Over 6’ 5”, up to and including 6’ 6” Up to and including 255lbs/115.7kg


Over 6’ 6”, up to and including 6’ 7” Up to and including 262lbs/118.8kg


Over 6’ 7” Up to and including 270lbs/122.5kg


I.e. if you are 6’5.5” then you would have to weigh 255lbs/115.7kg or less to qualify to compete in classic bodybuilding.


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spc_bannerWOMENBIKINI


Women’s Bikini


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Judging Criteria



  • Balance and Shape


Judges will be looking for fit contestants who display the best overall body development and shape; the presentation of a balanced, proportionally and symmetrically developed, complete physique.


The physique will be assessed as to its level of overall body tone. The body parts should have a nice and firm appearance with a decreased amount of body fat but may have a “softer” and “smoother” look than in figure. The physique should neither be excessively muscular nor excessively lean and should be free from muscle separation and/or striations. Physiques that are considered too muscular, too hard or too lean will be marked down.



  • Stage Presence & Personality


Judges are looking for the contestant with the best overall physical appearance including complexion, skin tone and ability to present herself with confidence, poise and grace. The hair and makeup should complement the “Total Package” presented by the athlete.


The judge’s assessment of the athlete’s physique includes the athlete’s entire presentation, from the moment she walks onstage until the moment she walks offstage. At all times, the Bikini competitor is viewed with the emphasis on a “healthy and fit” physique, in an attractively presented “Total Package”.


Attire



  • Stage Bikini


The attire for the bikini competitor will be a two-piece suit. Competition bikinis are recommended, competitors can compete in an off-the-rack two-piece suit should they wish. All two-piece suits must be in good taste. Any colour and/or pattern is allowed and will be the competitors own choice. Crystals and glitter are allowed within reason. The bottom part of the suit must be V-shaped. Thongs are strictly prohibited. High heel shoes must be worn, but platform soles are not permitted. The colour and style will be the contestants own choice. Contestants may wear jewellery.



  • Tan


MASS SPC has banned all tans and bronzers that can be wiped off. If the tan comes off by simply wiping, the athlete will not be allowed to enter the stage. Artificial body colouring and self-tanning products may be used provided that it is not an ‘instant-tan’ and does not wipe off. Examples of banned tanning products include ‘dream tan’. MASS recommends using the competitions official tanning provider.


Presentation


Pre-Judging (First Half)



  • Round 1: T-Walk


The contestant enters the stage and performs a T-Walk. The contestant should walk to each of the points on the ‘T’ and perform 1-3 poses at each point; you will have roughly 45-60 seconds to perform your T-walk. Taking more than this will result in being marked down.



  • Round 2: Comparisons


Following the T-walk contestants will be brought to the front of the stage in groups of 5-10 where they will be asked to perform comparison poses in the order shown:



  1. front facing

  2. left side

  3. rear facing

  4. right side


(hands not allowed above the head, both feet must be facing in the same direction)


Finals (Second Half)



  • Round 1: ‘I’ Walk


The contestant enters the stage, walks across the rear of the stage to centre rear, faces the audience, walks to the front of the stage and performs 1 pose of choice, then turns and joins the line up at the rear of the stage.



  • Round 2: Comparisons


Following the T-walk contestants will be brought to the front of the stage in groups of 5-10 where they will be asked to perform comparison poses in the order shown:



  1. front facing

  2. left side

  3. rear facing

  4. right side


(hands not allowed above the head, both feet must be facing in the same direction)



  • Round 3: Awards


Judging is finalised and 3rd – 1st place winners are awarded.


All competitors leave the stage apart from the top 3 who remain for photographs.


All competitors leave the stage apart from 1st place who remains for photographs.


Three classes


Fresher: open only to females who meet the original criteria, are in their first year of University study and are aged 18-19 years old as of August 31, 2018.


Up to 163cm: open only to females who meet the original criteria and are up to 163cm in height.


Over 163cm: open only to females who meet the original criteria and are over 163cm in height.


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spc_bannerWOMENFIGURE


Women’s Figure


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Judging Criteria



  • Muscularity and shape


Judges are looking for a small degree of muscularity with separation, no visible striations, muscle shape, density, and definition while still bearing in mind the competitor’s overall balanced development and femininity.



  • Presentation and appearance


A full general assessment of the presentation of a balanced, symmetrically developed physique. A healthy appearance, the condition of the skin and the skin tone and the athlete’s ability to present onstage with confidence.


Attire


Contestants will compete in a two-piece suit. The bottom of the suit must be v-shaped. No thongs are permitted. Competitors can compete in an off the rack suit. All swimsuits must be in good taste. Contestants must wear high heels. Competitors may wear jewellery.


Presentation


Pre-Judging (First Half)



  • Round 1: T-Walk


The contestant enters the stage and performs a T-Walk. The contestant should walk to each of the points on the ‘T’ and perform 1-3 poses at each point; you will have roughly 45-60 seconds to perform your T-walk. Taking more than this will result in being marked down.



  • Round 2: Comparisons


Following the T-walk contestants will be brought to the front of the stage in groups of 5-10 where they will be asked to perform comparison poses in the order shown:



  1. front facing

  2. left side

  3. rear facing

  4. right side


(hands not allowed above the head, both feet must be facing in the same direction)



  1. Favourite front pose

  2. Favourite side pose

  3. Favourite rear pose


Contestants may be asked to perform the series of quarter turns and/or favourite poses more than once and must be prepared to do so if called upon.



  • Round 3: Pose down


The entire category is invited to the front of the stage to show their best poses to the judges in no particular order. This will last 60 seconds only and is a fast and upbeat round. Competitors should make their way to the front of the stage with reasonable haste and pose. Once at the front of the stage competitors are to continue to move between poses for the duration of the pose down while being conscious of other competitors around them and the edge of the stand.


Finals (Second Half)



  • Round 1: ‘I’ Walk


The contestant enters the stage, walks across the rear of the stage to centre rear, faces the audience, walks to the front of the stage and performs 1 pose of choice, then turns and joins the line up at the rear of the stage.



  • Round 2: Comparisons


Following the T-walk contestants will be brought to the front of the stage in groups of 5-10 where they will be asked to perform comparison poses in the order shown:



  1. front facing

  2. left side

  3. rear facing

  4. right side


(hands not allowed above the head, both feet must be facing in the same direction)



  1. Favourite front pose

  2. Favourite side pose

  3. Favourite rear pose


Contestants may be asked to perform the series of quarter turns and/or favourite poses more than once and must be prepared to do so if called upon.



  • Round 3: Awards


Judging is finalised and 3rd – 1st place winners are awarded.


All competitors leave the stage apart from the top 3 who remain for photographs.


All competitors leave the stage apart from 1st place who remains for photographs.


One Class


Open only to females who meet the original criteria.


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spc_bannerPRIZES


Professional Studio Photoshoot with Matt Marsh Photography


For: Overall Winners and Public Vote Winner


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This is the ultimate prize for aspiring influencers. A studio shoot, all raw photos and 5 edits of your choice to use to build your personal brand, send into magazines and kickstart your fitness portfolio.


www.mattmarshphotography.co.uk