In 2016 the AWNBS became an international affiliate Federation with the World Natural Bodybuilding Federation (WNBF) in Australia and we are proud to uphold their passion on providing the highest level platform for natural athletes to compete and stringent drug testing.
Our association with the WNBF allow us to reward athletes with the highest honour, their WNBF Pro Athlete Status which is recognised World Wide throughout their 16 affiliate countries (and growing) as well as provide the opportunity for Pro and Amateur athletes to compete against the best of the best natural athletes via a range of international competitions across the globe.
WNBF Pro Cards are able to be awarded at all AWNBS events throughout the year in our Categories of Figure, Bikini, Fit Body and Fitness. Competitors must be an AWNBS Elite to qualify and there is a required amount of competitors to take the stage in order to reward a WNBF Pro Card, 8 for Bikini/Fitness (can be combined total across Elite as all rewarded with WNBF Bikini Pro) and Figure and 5 for Fit Body.
The AWNBS have a qualification process in order to earn your prestigious WNBF Pro Card. The first step is to ensure that all athletes competing for their WNBF Pro Card have sat and passed a polygraph test 203 days prior to the show day. Any Elite Competitor from a previous AWNBS Event 2016 to present is able to register in our Elite Division to compete for their WNBF Pro Card AND any competitor who wins their division on the actual show day who have sat and passed their Polygraph test are also eligible to register further on the day and compete immediately for their WNBF Pro Card.
- Must be a current AWNBS Member
- Place 1st as an amateur to receive your Elite Status
- Elite Status qualifies you to compete in our Elite Division to Earn your WNBF Pro Card at our Events
- All Elite Competitors are eligible to move directly into their respective Elite Division at any AWNBS Events. You do not need to qualify in the lead up.
- Amateur Competitors who achieve their Elite Status (place 1st on show day) who have sat and passed their Polygraph test prior to show day are eligible to register in the Elite Division and compete for their Pro Card on the same day, given we have the required numbers registered in order to award them.
- Elite Division Competitors who place Top 3 Earn their WNBF Pro Card with up to 12 WNBF Pro Cards on offer at each event – this number can be increased if the judging panel deem a competitor to be a worth recipient of such award
- Pro Divisions at any AWNBS Event will be competing for Prize Money
- Adhere to and pass WNBF Drug Testing and Polygraph Protocol in order to compete in Elite and Pro Divisions at all AWNBS Events.
- Qualification process above needs to be met, you cannot directly compete for your Pro Card having not qualified as and Elite or competed at a prior AWNBS event.
If you are unsure or have further questions with regards to the qualification process, earning and competing as and Elite or Pro Athlete please contact Jane firstname.lastname@example.org or call Toby 0414 671 017 anytime. We look forward to welcoming you to our stage!
You are always known as an Elite Athlete, you are the best athlete in your division with the AWNBS. You have achieved the next step in order to become a Pro athlete and you do not have to re-qualify for your chance to compete as an Elite. AWNBS Elite provides you with opportunity to compete for your WNBF Pro Card where it is offered at AWNBS Events.
Elite Cards are awarded to all 1st place winners across ALL divisions at AWNBS Events. These ladies on show day make up our Overall line Ups.
As an AWNBS Elite Card holder you can compete in any Category/Division you are eligible (excluding Novice if you have previously become and Overall Champion) including the Elite Division for your Pro Card.
No. However, if you continue to consistently win 1st place we will ask you to take the step up to our Elite Division to compete. Remember it is always best to continually compete where you are challenged and up against the best competitors in your field.
If you have qualified as an Elite Athlete from 2016 to present you can compete in the Elite Divisions for your Pro Card at ANY of our events in which we have the Elite Division on offer. You are also eligible to still compete at all our events if you wish in your Age Group OR Open Category.
Yes. However as the AWNBS continues to grow, if we do not get enough Pro Competitors to compete we will allow you to compete in our Elite Division.
If a Pro Athlete Places Top 3 in an Elite Division (which we will allow until we grow as a Federation). We will still award the Top 3 placed Elite Division Competitors with their Pro Card eg. Pro Athlete Places 1st we would then award 2nd, 3rd and 4th place Elite Competitors with their WNBF Pro Cards.
As an AWNBS/WNBF Pro Athlete you are eligible to compete in our Pro Division on offer at events for Prize Money. These events are also open to any athletes associated with our WNBF affiliate countries, who wish to travel to Australia to compete against our Australian WNBF Pro Champions.
Figure, Fit Body, Bikini and Fitness. These are all dependant on achieving the minimum numbers required per the WNBF in order to award WNBF Pro Cards.
Figure, Fit Body, Bikini and Fitness
You are eligible to compete at the next AWNBS Event in any category/division you qualify for and in the Elite Division again to earn your WNBF Pro Card if the category is on offer.
You must sit and pass a compulsory polygraph test one to two days out from competition AND on the day of the event provide a urine sample. If you fail your Polygraph test you will be ineligible to compete and have a sentence ban in where you will be unable to compete with the AWNBS for a period of time up to 7 years. Your registrations if failed will be non-refundable.
To read more on our banned substance view our Anti Doping Policy
You are recognised WORLD WIDE as a Natural Pro Athlete in your Category, you have the opportunity to compete in Australia and WNBF affiliate federations internationally for Pro Prize Money. At our Australian Events if you become the winner of the Pro Division you will become our Top Australian WNBF Pro Athlete… the Pro of Pro’s!
At the AWNBS we have a set of stepping stones in order to earn your pro status and be part of our Australian Team.
You must have competed at an AWNBS Event in the current year
You must be a current AWNBS Membe