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 14 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 awarded each AWNBS Event throughout the year in our Categories of Figure, Bikini, Fit Body and Fitness. 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 compete for your prestigious WNBF Pro Card at both our regular season and National Title Events.
- 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 Super Show events
- All Elite Competitors are eligible to move directly into their respective Elite Division at any of the AWNBS Super Show events. You do not need to qualify in the lead up
- Amateur Competitors who achieve their Elite Status at a qualifying Super Show event you are eligible to compete ANY Super Shows for that calendar year.
- Amateur Athletes (excluding Pro and Elite athletes) MUST Qualify Top 5 to compete at our Super Shows.
- Amateurs Athletes (are competitors who have placed 2nd-5th) competing at Super Show Events who place Top 5 Earn their Elite Status.
- Elite Competitors at Super Shows who place Top 3 Earn their WNBF Pro Card with up to 12 WNBF Pro Cards on offer at each of the Super Show Events.
- Pro Divisions at Super Shows earn Pro 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.
WNBF Australia Super Show (formally known as AWNBS Nationals) is an invitational event to all competitors who have competed and placed Top 5 with the AWNBS come together to compete to be the best of the AWNBS Elite/Pro Athletes. It further qualifies you to be part of our Australian team to compete at the WNBF World Champions in that calendar year.
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 at ANY Super Show Event.
Elite Cards are awarded to all 1st place AWNBS Winners at all AWNBS Events.
As an AWNBS Elite Card holder you can compete in any Category/Division you are eligible, including the Elite Division for your Pro Card, as long as you have qualified in the same year to compete in a Super Show.
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 you can compete in the Elite Divisions for your Pro Card at ANY of our Super Show Events. You are also eligible to still compete at qualifying events if you wish in your Age Group OR Open Category.
All competitors not placed first at a regular season event must compete to qualify for the Super Show. The AWNBS has limited Wild Card Entries for competitors who do not place Top 5 at regular season events for their chance to move forward to compete for their Elite Status.
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 at our Super Show 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.
We will have 4 categories for our Super Show Title Event in Season A and 5 (inc Swimsuit) in Season B with Australian Swimsuit Champion awarded.
- Bikini – Pro Card Awarded
- Fitness – Pro Card Awarded
- Figure – Pro Card Awarded
- Fit Body – Pro Card Awarded
- *Swimsuit – Australian Champion Awarded only at final Super Show of the calendar year
Bikini – Short, Tall, Masters* , Elite, Pro
Fitness – Short, Tall, Masters*, Elite, Pro
Figure – Short, Tall, Masters*, Elite, Pro
Fit Body – Short, Tall, Masters*, Elite, Pro
*Masters is open to competitors who are 40 years and Over and requires a minimum of 3 competitors in order for it to run separately. If numbers are not achieved competitors will be contacted and provided their options.
The WNBF (our international affiliate Federation) provide a Short, Tall and Master (varies per each event) divisions in all Categories at their events. At Super Shows where you qualify for our Australian Team for Worlds – we will be falling in line with their format to ensure that everyone understands where they can compete.
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
Our AWNBS Swimsuit winner at our final Super Show for the year will be awarded as the AWNBS Australian Champion in Swimsuit.
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 at the next Super Show Event.
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 and to be crowned each year at our Super Shows as 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 in a regular season event for Elites and for amateurs placed Top 5.
You then must compete at our Super Shows to qualify to be part of our Australian Team.
All Super Show events will offer the opportunity to earn your Elite and Pro Status as well as compete as a Pro Athlete for Prize Money.