• Active NABBA USA Membership is required for all participants.



Competitors will be checked-in, measured, and weighed upon arrival and registration.


Judging Criteria

Women’s Bikini focuses primarily upon composite of feminine balance and shape, as well as complexion, skin tone, poise, and presentation.NABBA USA

  • Competitors will walk onstage alone and perform, “The Model Walk(your personal preference)

  • The “Model Walk” consists of the following:

    1. Competitors will walk to the center of the stage – stop and pose for the Front Stance.

    2. This will be followed by a Full turn and pose for the Back Stance

    3. Finally – a Return to the Front Stance once more – face the judges as directed.

    4. Proceed to the side of the stage.

      • A maximum of 10 seconds is allowed for the entire Model Walk.

      • No lewd acts are permitted.




  • All Competitor Attire will be inspected upon morning check-in.

  • Competitors will compete in a two-piece bikini. Suit bottoms must be V-shaped.

    • No thongs are permitted.

  • All swimsuits must be in good taste and not too revealing.

  • Competitors must wear high heels.

  • Competitors may wear jewelry.






  • Posing music is limited to solely to Final Round events.

    • Pre-judging does not include musical aperture

  • Posing music must be on a recorded CD or approved USB device according to competition organizer.

    • Posing routine must be cued to the start of the music prior to check-in.

    • Vulgar lyrics or illicit content of any kind is not permitted.

      • Violations of music guidelines or usage of vulgar lyrics will result in disqualification.





  • During the Prejudging & Finals, competitors are not permitted to wear any jewelry other than a wedding band.

  • Decorative pieces in the hair are not permitted.

  • No glasses (excluding prescription) or props are permitted onstage.

  • No chewing of gum is allowed on stage.

  • Any competitor doing the “Moon Pose” will be disqualified.

  • Lying on the floor is prohibited.

  • We expect you to act as professional on stage and to treat all Competitorss with respect.

  • No bumping or shoving are allowed. First and second persons involved will be disqualified.

  • Competitors numbers will be worn on the left side of the suit bottom.

  • During finals, we expect you act as adults with your placing.  No pouting, vulgar language, tossing your award, etc. is allowed.

    • Violations will result in a lifetime ban from NABBA USA®.




  • Backstage access is restricted to competitors, expediters, and NABBA officials.

Rounds of Competition

Comparison Round – Two-Piece Swimsuit:

  • Competitors will be judged wearing a two-piece swimsuit and heels.

  • After “The Model Walk”, competitors will be brought back out in groups, and directed to do a Front Pose and Back pose.

  • Judges will have the opportunity to compare competitors against each other.

Competitor Classes

  • Organizers will have the option to choose to have any of the following weight classes of competitors for Regional & Amateur competitions:


2 Height Classes

  • Up to and including 5’4”

  • Over 5’4”

3 Height Classes

  • Up to and including 5’4”

  • Over 5’4” and up to and including 5’6”

  • Over 5’6”

4 Height Classes

  • Up to and including 5’2”

  • Over 5’2” and up to and including 5’4”

  • Over 5’4” and up to and including 5’6”

  • Over 5’6”

Organizers will have the option to choose to have any of the following weight classes of competitors for National & Professional qualifying competitions:

  • Up to and including 5’1”

  • Over 5’1” and up to and including 5’2-1/2”

  • Over 5’2-1/2” and up to and including 5’4”

  • Over 5’4” and up to and including 5’5-1/2

  • Over 5’5-1/2” and up to and including 5’7”

  • Over 5’7”



Competitor Health

  • Your health is very important to us and if it appears you are disoriented, light-headed or you are experiencing serve cramping you will not be permitted to compete.

    • Any competitor disqualified for health reasons must be checked by the attending EMT and, if it is advised by the EMT, must go to the nearest hospital for evaluation.

    • Competitors who refuse to be evaluated by the EMT or at the hospital will be suspended from competition for a period of one year from the date of the occurrence.



Definition of a Novice

Competitors placed in the top ten (10) of any national competition then the Competitors is no longer considered a novice.

A true novice is an Competitors that has never entered an NABBA event.


National Competitor Qualifications – Women’s Bikini

  • Competitors that place 1st – 5th in each class at national qualifying contests.

  • Qualification is valid 1 year from the date of the contest.



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