Any Bodybuilding, Fitness or Figure athlete residing in the United States who is registered as a member of the National Physique Committee; or international IFBB amateur competitors who are recommended by their respective national IFBB affiliates.
NOTE: MEN’S MASTERS BODYBUILDING IS OPEN TO COMPETITORS 40 AND OVER AND MASTERS FIGURE AND MASTERS BIKINI IS OPEN TO COMPETITORS 35 AND OVER
NUMBER OF ATHLETES/ COMPETITORS THAT WILL BE ACCEPTED
Due to the scope of the Arnold Sports Festival and time restrictions in the facilities we are utilizing, the number of athletes accepted will be limited. Applications are being received at this time. We strongly encourage you to register early. No registrations will be accepted after January 31, 2016.
Registration Deadline is January 31 , 2016.
No registrations will be accepted after January 31, 2016.
No Refunds On Accepted Applications. There Will Only Be Refunds On Denied Applications
2016 ARNOLD AMATEUR COMPETITOR LISTS WILL BE POSTED FEB. 15, 2016
For those of you with tanning or makeup needs, contact Jan Tana at www.jantana.com to book an appointment. We’ll have competitor staff backstage to assist with all competition needs. No spray tanning will be done at the venue, so be sure to book appointments accordingly.
NOTE: THE IFBB HAS BANNED ALL TANS THAT CAN BE WIPED OFF. AN OFFICIAL WILL CHECK THE TAN OF ALL ATHLETES BACKSTAGE AND IF THE TAN COMES OFF BY SIMPLY WIPING, THE ATHLETE WILL BE TOLD TO REMOVE THE TAN BEFORE GOING ON STAGE.
Once your registration has been received and accepted, an official E-Mail will be sent confirming your participation in the Arnold Amateur NPC/IFBB International Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships. The letter will also include information about tickets, hotel accommodations and transportation.
PLEASE PRINT LEGIBLY YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS ON YOUR APPLICATION
We strongly encourage you to register early and make the appropriate arrangements to compete in Columbus.
All overall winners will receive two tickets to attend the Saturday evening’s Arnold Classic Bodybuilding Finals.
Overall winners will also have their photo taken with Arnold Schwarzenegger. (The photo will be taken on Saturday night during the Arnold Classic finals at Veterans Memorial. Individual photos with Arnold will be taken at noon Sunday.)
All posing music must be on an audio CD only. Men’s Bodybuilding and Women’s Physique music must be 60 seconds; fitness must be 120 seconds. The posing music must also be at the start of the CD. Each competitor must affix his name on the CD for easy identification.
The use of profane, vulgar and offensive language is strictly prohibited in the posing music.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO TRAINERS
No trainers will be permitted in the backstage area.
CORRESPONDENCE IMPORTANT NOTICE TO COMPETITORS
Each competitor will be provided with an athlete competitor wrist band at the Mandatory Competitor Check-In. This wrist band allows daily admission to the Arnold Fitness EXPO Friday through Sunday of the Arnold Sports Festival Weekend. For a complete schedule of Arnold Sports Festival events visit www.ArnoldSportsFestival.com
Athletes must have wrist bands for entry into all competition venues.
The Arnold Amateur will not accept any direct registrations except from U.S. competitors, who must be members of the National Physique Committee (NPC). Athletes are strongly encouraged to obtain their current NPC cards prior to the Arnold Amateur.
Competitors from all other countries (other than the United States) must register for the Arnold Amateur through their IFBB national federation. For further information, contact your respective IFBB national federation representative or William Tierney, General Secretary of the IFBB, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National federations must submit entries directly to IFBB Headquarters in Madrid. The final decision to allow an athlete to compete in this event rests with the IFBB. The Entry Form must be submitted to the IFBB Head Office in Madrid with a brief resume of each athlete registered on the form.
All the costs for traveling, hotel, accommodations and meals are the responsibilities of the national federations or the individual athletes. Check with your national federation for more information. List of recommended hotels and contacts are provided on the Inspection Report.
The Arnold Amateur NPC/IFBB International Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini & Physique Championships will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Greater Columbus Convention Center
400 N. High St.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Guests of competitors can purchase a general admission, all-day ticket for $25 in advance at ticketmaster.com/Arnold or at the Battelle Grand at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
An Arnold Fitness EXPO ticket ($15 in advance, $20 at the door) is required on Friday and Saturday for Arnold Amateur events at the Arnold Fitness EXPO at Greater Columbus Convention Center. Tickets can be purchased in advance at ticketmaster.com/Arnold or via telephone at 800-745-3600.
OFFICIAL ARNOLD AMATEUR DVD
Competitors may pre-order Official Arnold Amateur DVD for just $30. CLICK HERE to order.