Competitors will wear a bikini which can be of any colour and may have sequins, diamontes, crystals etc on the fabric. Connectors are allowed and may have a minimal amount of diamontes, sequins etc. Bikini must conform with decency standards i.e no G Strings. High heels of choice must be worn and jewellery is allowed. Please see Bikini Rules costume and shoe document attached to this page.
Judges will have the opportunity to assess each competitor front, back and from the side. Girls will stay on stage until everyone has performed the 4 turns. Judges may then have the opportunity to see the complete line up standing front on and all together.
DESCRIPTION OF QUARTER TURNS
Judges will be strongly reminded that they are judging a WOMEN’S BIKINI competition. The extreme muscularity, vascularity, muscular definition and separation, dryness and/or dieted excessive leanness will not be considered acceptable if displayed by a Bikini competitor and therefore, must be marked down.
Judges are reminded that the competitor’s posture and bearing, at all times while onstage, is to be considered. The overall image displayed should demonstrate poise, femininity and self-confidence. This is especially true at all times when the competitor is performing T-walking in the finals, standing in the line-up and during the comparisons of the quarter turns.
When standing in the line-up, the competitors shall be warned against adopting a tense pose, displaying muscularity.
A relaxed stance in the line-up means that the competitor will: - stand erect, front to the judges, with one hand resting on the hip and one leg slightly moved forward and to the side. Second arm should be hanging at the side. Stand with the body slightly turned, left side to the judges, so the number of the competitor will be clearly visible, right hand resting on the hip and left leg slightly moved forward and to the side. Head and eyes towards the front, shoulders back, chest out, stomach in. At the head judge's request, competitors standing in the line-up should perform the Front Position.
Front Position: Competitors will stand erect, head and eyes facing the same direction as the body, with one hand resting on the hip and one leg slightly moved forward and to the side. Second hand hanging down along the body, slightly out of to the side, with open palm and straight, aesthetically configured fingers. Knees unbent, stomach in, chest out, shoulders back.
Quarter turn right (left side to the judges): Competitors will perform the first quarter turn to the right. They will stand left side to the judges, with upper body slightly turned toward the judges and face looking at the judges. Right hand resting on the right hip, left arm hold down and slightly back from the centerline of the body, with open palm and straight, aesthetically configured fingers. Left hip slightly raised, left leg (nearest the judges) slightly bent in the knee, left foot moved forward a couple of centimeters, resting on the toes.
Quarter turn back: Competitors will perform the next quarter turn to the right and will stand back to the judges. They will stand straight, not leaning the upper body forward. Legs straight, knees unbent, feet not more than shoulder width apart, both arms unbent and hanging at the sides of the body, palms down or directed to the sides in a horizontal position or between these two positions, shoulders back but not narrowed. Lower back curvature natural, upper back straight, head up. Competitors are not allowed to turn their upper body towards the judges and should face the back of the stage at all time during the comparison.
Quarter turn right (right side to the judges): Competitors will do the next quarter turn to the right and will stand their right side to the judges, with upper body slightly turned toward the judges and face looking at the judges. Left hand resting on the left hip, right arm hold down and slightly back from the centerline of the body, with open palm and straight, aesthetically configured fingers. Right hip slightly raised, right leg (nearest the judges) slightly bent in the knee, right foot moved forward a couple of centimeters, resting on the toes.
Competitors will wear a bikini in this round which can be any style, colour, fabric or pattern. Costume must conform to decency standards. If in doubt, please bring costume to registration and weigh in to be checked by officials. High heels to be worn and jewellery may also be worn.
Competitors will come out individually and do the "T walk" then when all the girls have done this; all competitors may be on stage for comparisons. Judges can compare girls from the front and back Judges will be looking for the girl who displays the best shape, symmetry and tone as well as being the best groomed in terms of hair, make up, tan, nails etc to complete the look.
This category will suit the girl who trains for perhaps aerobics/dance/boxing etc and trains for toned body but without the extra muscle required for our Figure competitions. Girls who are "curvy" or "slim" will all be competitive as judges will assess which girl whose shape and tone is best presented. This category would also suit girls who are training to compete in Figure in the future.
All posing must be done in the spirit of sport and are not to be of a sexually suggestive manner as this is to be marked down. Costumes requirements are designed to allow girls to compete in costumes that can be worn and used in everyday life if required and to not make it difficult to compete if you don't have a huge budget for your outfits! It is not a "Costume competition". The cut and colour are the more important points when selecting your bikini.