I want to compete at a national level show. Is the NPC Twin Cities Open a national qualifier?
When should I register for the show?
You should register as soon as possible once you have decided to compete. Entries submitted after the deadline are subject to a late fee.
Can I enter more than one class?
Yes. Athletes may enter any class for which they are qualified. Additional entry fees apply per class.
How do I know if I am a novice?
The NPC Twin Cities Open novice classes are “true novice” classes. You are only eligible to compete in a true novice class if you are a first time competitor having never competed in an NPC bodybuilding competition.
Can I crossover to another division?
Yes. Athletes may crossover and compete in more than one division. Additional entry fees per class in each division apply.
What happens if I don’t make weight in Bodybuilding or Classic Physique?
Will my suit be checked before the show? Can I be disqualified if it’s too small?
The complete NPC rules for each division can be found at: www.npcnewsonline.com/rules
What is available backstage? Are there places to sit, mirrors, a dressing room, bands, ect.?
What should I bring with me to the show?
Can I bring someone backstage with me?
Friends and family are not permitted in the athlete only area. If you would like your coach to assist you in the athlete area, coach's passes are available to purchase for $150. Passes must be requested by the coach in advance. The coach's athlete must be registered to compete at the time of purchase. The coach must be a current NPC member or have a current IFFB pro card according to the NPC guidelines. Additional information about our coach's pass is available HERE.
When should I book my tan, makeup and hair?
For more information visit www.hardbodybronze.com.
Is there a place where my friend can do my makeup and hair?
Makeup application and hair styling is not permitted in any public areas of the venue or hotel including the lobby, hallways, and public restrooms. Makeup and hair must be done in your private hotel room or off-site. Athletes not in compliance can be disqualified.
Can my coach or friend do my tan for me?
Use of tanning products, oil or glue is not permitted in any public areas of the venue or hotel including the venue lobby, hallways, and public restrooms. Spray tanning is not permitted in private hotel rooms and must be done off-site. If you, a friend or coach is applying your tan by hand, it must be done in your private hotel room or off-site. Athletes not in compliance can be disqualified.
Can I wear Dream Tan?
The NPC rules prohibit the use of Dream Tan. Athletes wearing Dream Tan will be disqualified.
Do I have to stay until the end of finals?
Once all of your classes have been awarded, you are free to leave UNLESS you are the winner of your open class. If you are awarded 1st place in an open class, you need to stay on-site for the overall comparison/judging and awards. At the very end of finals, there will be an overall winner’s photo taken on stage. If you are the overall winner in your division, you need to stay for the entire show.
I can’t find my NPC card, can I still compete?
I got sick/injured or I have a family emergency and I have to drop out. Will I get a refund?
No. Athlete entry fees are non-refundable. However, if an emergency arises and you must drop out of the competition, you may transfer your entry fee to the following year’s competition. Transfer is only valid only at the NPC Twin Cities Open. Entry fees will not be transferred more than once. Requests to transfer must be sent IN ADVANCE PRIOR TO ATHLETE CHECK-INS via email to NPCTwinCitiesOpen@gmail.com. Requests submitted during or after athlete registration/check-ins will not be approved.