INBA NETHERLANDS

De bond voor natural bodybuilding

Bikini Diva's


Definition of judges criteria 

Basic rules of judges criteria of a natural bodybuilding 

for the category Bikini Divas  

-rules define individual parts of bodybuilding competitions (elimination, pre-judging, finals)

-how the individual parts of bodybuilding competitions are judged

Competition clothing and preparation of athletes

An athlete shows swimwear for approval at the registration.

Clothing for all rounds is determined by the following criteria:

  • Two – piece bikini
  • Colour, material and a structure is optional.
  • Bikini must not be in a thong cut and have to cover 1/3 of the bottom and the entire
  • Athletes are supposed to wear high-heeled shoes, sandal style (not sealed pumps). The height of the platform shall not exceed 25 mm and the heel height must not exceed 130 mm.
  • Optional hairstyle.
  • Treatment of the skin is supposed to be natural and healthy tanned.
  • Colour used – ProTan or colour on the same basis (not DreamTan).
  • Stylish jewellery is allowed supposing being tasteful.
  • The head judge is eligible to decide whether the athlete´s clothing is acceptable in terms of standard, taste and decency.

Elimination

In case of a higher number of athletes – more than 12 in the category- an elimination is carried out.

The secretary of the head judge gives out The Elimination form to all judges. There are already written down registration numbers of athletes in each category.

A supervisor (or a stage judge) lines the athletes on the stage according to their registration number beginning with the lowest number from the left side of the stage in a row (if necessary, in two rows). Athletes stand in the basic stance. Then they perform quarter turns based on the head judge‘s instructions. Consequently,they are instructed by the head judge to change the positions i.e.starting with the lowest registration number from the right to the left and are asked to repeat quarter turns.

  

Semifinals (Pre – judging)

1st round – Pre – judging

- judging the physique in quarter turns

Athletes stand in a line, according to registration numbers facing judges and perform four quarter turns to the command of the head judge – “Quarter turn to the right”.Judges compare and evaluate at least two and no more than five athletes at a time. The head judge, on his own, can decide to reject or correct the individual requirements of judges for comparison. All individual comparisons will be placed in the center of the stage and in the order from the left to the right as required by judges. Each judge is eligible to submit at least one request for comparisons.

This comparison is performed as follows: 

Facing front:

Athletes stand with one hand on their hip and one leg is slightly forward and to the side. Feet are no more than 30 cm aside.

 

Quarter turn to the right:

Athletes make a quarter turn to the right with their left side turned to judges. Upper body is slightly turned towards judges, looking at judges. The right hand is on a hip, the left leg is slightly bent.

 

Quarter turn with the back to the judges:

Athletes make a quarter turn to the right standing with their back to the judges. Feet are no more than 30 cm aside. One hand is on the hip, the other hand is in a relaxed position beside the body. Athletes must not turn their upper body towards the judges.

 

Quarter turn to the right:

Athletes make a quarter turn to the right with their right side turned to judges. Upper body is slightly turned towards judges, looking at judges. The left hand is on a hip, the right leg is slightly bent.

 

Quarter turn to the right, facing front:

Athletes make a quarter turn to the right, facing judges – they stand in a front pose.

Turns and poses are supposed to be of a modelling character, relaxed without tensing the muscles.

 

Judging in the 1st round: 

  • Judging starts with an overall impression of the athlete. Taking into account the overall development and figure shape, presenting a balanced, symmetrically developed figure, the state of the epidermis and its tonus as well as the ability of an athlete to present herself with confidence and elegance.
  • Figure is considered with regard to the level of overall muscle tonus achieved by a sports training and nutrition. The muscle groups are supposed to have a nice and firm appearance with a small amount of body fat. The figure is not supposed to be neither excessively muscular nor excessively shredded, with no muscle separation and definition. The figure which is considered too muscular or too shredded must be judged by minus points.
  • Also tightness and tonus of the epidermis is judged. The epidermis is supposed to be smooth, healthy looking and without cellulite. Face, hair and makeup should complete the overall impression of an athlete.
  • Judging includes an athletes´ performance since their arrival on stage to the moment when they are leaving. At any time, an athlete in category Bikini Divas, must be judged with regard to healthy, athletic and fit figure, presented in an attractive overall impression.

Finals

2nd round– Finals

The best five athletes from the pre-judging round advance to the finals. They are led on the stage according to their registration numbers. Each competitor is introduced by his registration number and his name.

Bikini Divas T-walk
1. An athlete goes to starting position and makes the “greeting” pose.
2. An athlete goes to the front line middle position makes a “face front” pose
3. An athlete goes to the left side of the stage and makes a “quarterturn” pose, left side of the body closer to the judges.
4. An athlete goes to the right side of the stage and makes a “quarterturn” pose, right side ofthe body closer to the judges
5. An athlete goes to the front line middle position makes a pose back to the judges.
6. An athlete goes to starting position and makes the “goodbye” pose.
7. An athlete goes to back to the back line.

* No pose should be repeated in the T-walk.

Bikini Divas I-walk
1. An athlete goes to starting position and makes the “greeting” pose.
2. An athlete goes to the front line middle position makes all the quarter turns.
3. An athlete goes to starting position and makes the “goodbye” pose.
4. An athlete goes to back to the back line.

* No pose should be repeated in the I-walk.

Then, athletes come to the middle of the stage in a row in the order from the lowest registration number.

Subsequently, the whole row performs four quarter turns. The head judge (or a stage judge) changes the position of athletes from the highest to the lowest registration number and they perform quarter turns again. We compare symmetry, proportionality and the shape of a physique. After quarter turns, athletes can be asked to perform one final pose – Standing back to judges, hands behind the head and feet crossed.

After quarter turns, the finalists are asked to leave the stage.

Judgement shall be written down into the arbitration tables. The one lowest and one highest score is crossed out. Subsequent evaluation of the pre-judging and the finals multiplied by the coefficient are counted up. Athletes with lower sum of positions are in the final evaluation on a higher position. The winner is the one with the lowest sum of positions. When the sum of points is the same, the final ranking depends on the athlete´s position in the pre-judging, respectively, in the finals.