Judging Criteria is based on presentation and individuality. Competitor’s should display a firmness where the muscle bellies are slightly harder and rounder than seen in the Women’s Bikini Beach division (ie. larger legs/glutes development and a defined core ).
SHAPE competitors will be judged during mandatory rounds in Symmetry, Muscularity, Conditioning and Stage Presentation. Assessing of the physique, judging criteria and rounds are the same as Women’s Beachbody. Vertical proportions (legs to upper body length) are one of the key factors. Horizontal proportions (hips and waist to shoulder width) may favor women with a bit bigger hips, thighs and buttocks.
Round 1: I Walk
You will perform 1 pose at the first point followed by 4 poses at the final point which will be closest to the judges in the best light. YOU MUST only do 4 poses. If you exceed this number you will be told to return to the line-up. Please note THIS IS NOT freestyle posing. Your I-Walk is standard Bikini Posing Rules. See the 1/4 turns below.
Round 2: Comparisons (Quarter Turns)
Pose 1: Competitors will stand with one hand on the hip and one leg slightly moved to the side.
Pose 2: Side Pose. Either hand on hip with remaining arm staging down. No restrictions which foot you lead with.
Pose 3: Stand with their back to the judges. Legs apart, but not too wide apart (see picture below), one hand on the hip. Stay upright, no curved back or sticking out of the bottom.
Pose 4: Side Pose. Either hand on hip with remaining arm staying down. No restrictions which foot you lead with.
Pose 5: Return facing the judges.
Round 3: 30 Seconds Pose Down (if requested by judges)