CATEGORIES  |  CATEGORY DIFFERENCES  |  CROSSING OVER CATEGORIES

Event Categories on offer at the AWNBS are:

  • Bikini
  • Figure
  • Swimsuit
  • Fit Body
  • Fitness
  • Bikini International **New Division Season B 2019**

Each Category has a different outline of criteria to ensure you have a clear understanding what our Judges are looking for.  To view the criteria please select from our categories below and read over so that you have a better understanding of the requirements in each and where your physique best suits.

If you are still unsure as to which Category your physique is suited too, please contact Jane info@awnbs.com.au so that we can assist and ensure you are registering in a Category which is best suited to your physique.

CROSSING OVER CATEGORIES

You can cross over your categories, however be aware that generally your physique will be suited to one category over the other.  There are certain athletes who’s physique sit half and half between our criteria and there are some competitors who are able to pose well and shape their physique to suit different categories.  These ladies are a small percentage, however it can be achieved.

There are also competitors who are looking to make the next step up between different categories such as Bikini into Fitness and Fitness into Figure/Fit Body and so on. These ladies compete to get an understanding on where their physique is suited and what further areas they need to work on to be successful in making the next step. I have made notes below in the Category Differences of generally which other Categories you may potentially look to compete in.

Remember we want you to compete where you are the most competitive and not for just the sake of competing.  If you are too hard for Bikini, use the Swimsuit, Bikini International or Fitness Categories to make your cross over, we want you to feel comfortable, confident and competitive on stage.

Remembering that there is more to just the physique when judging. There is stage presence, confidence, your overall look and your posing (probably the most important behind physique).

All these aspects are taken into account as well as the level of each athletes physique that steps onto stage.  Remember the judges can only judge on the level of physique they have on stage in front of them and they can only judge the physique you pose for them to see, if you have shoulders and a great back but don’t pose to show it, how can we judge on it, so make sure you practice your posing to show off all your hard work.

You can view a range of images below for all categories to understand the differences.

If you have further questions or require further clarification you can email info@awnbs.com.au

CATEGORY DIFFERENCES

What are the main Differences?

When choosing to compete, you want to understand where your physique is best suited and compete where your you will be most competitive.

There are variances between our categories that the judging panel are looking for, so please view the slight variances below as well as view images to show the difference of physique required, however please understand that you can cross over categories.

Main Differences from Bikini into Fitness are:

  • Fitness will have an increased amount of muscle development, with an athletic and full muscular physique, visible six pack and muscular definition lines
  • Fitness Wear and White Sneaker Attire as opposed to Heels
  • Bikini athletes will display a fit and shapely body that is not heavily muscled or over defined

BIKINI

FITNESS

Main Differences from Bikini to Bikini International are:

  • Bikini International Category Competitors with present with a leaner athletic physique, with visible six pack
  • Bikini International will pose with arms down resting on their thighs or hips in their back pose only
  • Bikini athletes will display a fit and shapely body that is not heavily muscled or over defined

BIKINI

BIKINI INTERNATIONAL

Main Differences from Bikini International to Fitness are:

  • Fitness athletes will tend to present with a fuller muscular development
  • Bikini International are wearing a two piece fashion Bikini and Heels
  • Fitness Athlete attire consists of Sports Crop Top and Short with White Sneaker Footwear
  • Bikini International will pose with arms down resting on their thighs or hips in their back pose only
  • You may see Bikini International athletes cross over into Swimsuit, Fitness or Figure Categories to get a gauge on where their physique sits and understand where they need to develop further, as some athletes physiques potentially sit on the cusp of these Categories

BIKINI INTERNATIONAL

FITNESS

Swimsuit Category is unique, in that it can see Fitness, Bikini International and Bikini athletes compete in a one piece suit.

Swimsuit Models are judged on a fit and toned physique, however their stage presence, having glamorous and confident overall presentation will be the main aspect judges will be looking for when scoring this Category.

SWIMSUIT

SWIMSUIT

SWIMSUIT

Main Differences from Figure into Fit Body are:

  • Figure is judged on one Round of Symmetry only poses
  • It is highly important to have an even physique symmetry whilst maintaining a feminine shape for Figure
  • Fit Body is judged on Two Rounds of Posing to include both Symmetry and Muscularity Poses
  • Fit Body athletes will tend to have, further to Figure, fuller muscular development
  • You may see a range of athletes cross over from Figure/Fit Body/Fitness to get a gauge on where their physique sits and understand where they need to develop further, as some athletes physiques can potentially sit on the cusp of these Categories.

FIGURE

FIT BODY

Main Differences from Fitness into Figure/Fit Body are:

  • Higher level of muscular definition and appearance, lower body fat percentage and it is highly important to have an even physique symmetry whilst maintaining a feminine shape
  • You may see a range of athletes cross over from Fitness into Figure/Fit Body to get a gauge on where their physique sits and understand where they need to develop further, as some athletes physiques can potentially sit on the cusp of these Categories.
  • Posing is also different from Fitness into Figure and then from Figure into Fit Body

FITNESS

FIGURE

FIT BODY