COMPETITOR INFORMATION

NPC UNIVERSE

June 30 – July 1, 2017  •  TEANECK, NJ
IFBB PRO QUALIFIER

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ELIGIBILITY

The following criteria must be met by every competitor in order to compete:

  • You are required to have a 2017 National Physique Committee membership and be registered as of June 21, 2017. You may join the NPC online at www.npcnewsonline.com or in person at an NPC contest. You may not register for NPC membership at the athlete check-in for this contest.
  • This contest is only open to U.S. Citizens and one of the following documents must be sent with your entry form as proof of citizenship: Valid copy of Birth Certificate, Naturalization Certificate, Passport, DD214 or military discharge. Drivers License, Voter’s Registration, or Social Security Card are NOT acceptable as proof of citizenship.
  • You may not enter or compete if currently under suspension by the NPC.
  • You must place in the TOP 5 in an NPC-sanctioned National Qualifying contest since January 1, 2016. All prior Universe athletes are eligible to compete.
  • Classic Physique (only): You must have competed in an NPC Classic Physique event. No other qualifications are required.

HOW TO ENTER…

Eligible athletes may enter the 2017 NPC Universe online at www.bevfrancis.com/npcnortheast/npc-universe or by mail using the printable entry form.

ONLINE ENTRY:

  • Follow the instructions to provide all required personal information, class selection, and eligibility status.
  • The required documents (copy of your 2017 NPC membership card and proof of US Citizenship) must be uploaded as a clear, legible, and unaltered scan or photo.
  • Payment of entry fee must be made by credit or debit card.
  • You will immediately receive an e-mail confirmation of successful submission. This does not mean your entry is complete!
  • If anything is missing from your entry you will be contacted by email.

MAIL-IN ENTRY:

  • Fill out the entire entry form and be sure to submit all THREE pages.
  • Mail your entry form, entry fee (see below), and all required documents (copy of your 2017 NPC membership card and proof of US Citizenship) to the address noted on the last page of the entry form.
  • If anything is missing from your entry you will be contacted by email.

IFBB PRO QUALIFICATIONS

100+ competitors will qualify for IFBB Professional status at the 2017 NPC Universe & National Fitness Championships. See the complete breakdown of available pro cards by division/class here.

CONTEST VENUE/HOST HOTEL

The contest (pre-judging & finals), check-in, and all meetings are held at the Teaneck Marriott @ Glenpointe:
Teaneck Marriott @ Glenpointe
100 Frank W. Burr Blvd
Teaneck, NJ 07666

SPECIAL ROOM RATE:
The contest venue/host hotel is sold out, but we have secured another block of rooms at the nearby HILTON HASBROUCK HEIGHTS with a special rate for competitors:

BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE!

The Hilton Hasbrouck Heights is under 10 minutes from the Teaneck Marriott.

EVENT SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SCHEDULE

ATHLETE CHECK-IN

OPEN CHECK-IN: THURSDAY (JUNE 29) · 1:00 – 9:00 · TEANECK MARRIOTT
Mandatory check-in for all female competitors* and open to all male competitors.
*Failure to check-in before 9pm on June 29 will disqualify any female athlete. NO EXCEPTIONS OR EXCUSES!
LATE CHECK-IN: FRIDAY (JUNE 30) · 8:00 – 10:00· TEANECK MARRIOTT
Only available to male competitors that cannot check-in on Thursday.**
**Failure to check-in before 10am on June 30 will disqualify any male athlete. NO EXCEPTIONS OR EXCUSES!

CHECK-IN GUIDELINES

· Bodybuilding and Classic Physique: Competition suits are required to weigh-in.
· MASTERS competitors must show proof of age at check-in (driver’s license, state-issued ID, passport, or birth certificate)
· All competitors will be weighed or measured (height cards are not accepted).
· Posing music for Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, Women’s Physique, and Fitness will be collected at check-in.

POSING MUSIC

· All competitors in Bodybuilding, Women’s Physique, and Fitness must bring their own posing music (on CD) for final routines. Any competitor using music containing PROFANITY will be immediately disqualified.
· Bodybuilding and Women’s Physique routines are limited to 60 seconds.
· Fitness routines are limited to 120 seconds.
· Music for posing routines will be collected at the competitor’s meeting for your respective division.

COMPETITOR NUMBER

Numbers will be handed out at check-in.* Your number is to be worn on the front-left side of your suit. It is also your pass to enter the venue & backstage area, so keep it with you at all times!
*If you lose your competitor number at any time during the weekend, the replacement cost is $25.00 – no exceptions!

DRUG TESTING

· The NPC Universe Men’s Bodybuilding Open Class Winners will be eligible to compete on Team USA at the 2017 IFBB World Championships after successfully passing urinalysis drug testing,
· The overall winner of the Men’s Bodybuilding OPEN divisions will, subject to successfully passing urinalysis drug testing, be eligible for professional status in the IFBB.
· NO OTHER DIVISIONS are subject to drug testing at this contest.

TANNING

PROTAN is the official spray tan provider for this contest. You can contact them directly for the perfect contest tan. They provide spray tans prior to the event and touch-ups & oil before you go on stage. Get more info at www.protanusa.com

HAIR & MAKE-UP

Hair & make-up services for this contest are provided by ICE – a team of talented stylists and makeup artists who use their skills to transform you into a glamorous competitor! Book your appointment at http://icetanningmakeup.com/

STAGE PHOTOS

We are privileged to have J.M. Manion as the official contest photographer of the 2017 NPC Universe. J.M. is the most published photographer in the fitness industry and no one is better at capturing your moment on stage. He will provide information about ordering photos at the competitor’s meetings.

IMPORTANT: NOTICE TO ALL COMPETITORS (Champion’s Photo Shoot)

POSING & AWARDS

Every competitor will be introduced on stage at the finals. The top five competitors in each bodybuilding and women’s physique class will perform a 60 second posing routine. The top 5 fitness competitors in each class will perform a 120 second routine at finals.
The top five athletes in each class from all divisions will be awarded trophies. Overall awards will be judged at finals for the open division of bodybuilding, figure, bikini, women’s physique, classic physique, and men’s physique.

BACKSTAGE PASSES

Backstage passes go on sale the day of the contest and the fee is TBA (per event).
· Backstage passes are sold separately for each pre-judging and the finals.
· The backstage pass does not replace a ticket.

TICKETS

All spectators must purchase a ticket to enter. No free tickets are provided to competitors for trainers, friends, family, or otherwise.

 

BUY TICKETS: WWW.BEVFRANCIS.COM/NPCNORTHEAST/TICKETS

 

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