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2023 Qualifications

Qualifications and Eligibility for 2023 Arnold Amateurs

EASIER QUALIFYING RULES IN 2023!



The 2023 Arnold Amateur is OPEN TO ALL COMPETITORS around the world, regardless of federation affiliation. Please review all information below for specific qualifying rules for your country. 

If you have questions after reviewing this, please contact arnoldamateur@npcevents.com

FOR OTHER EVENT INFO, such as classes, pro cards, schedule and more, click here




QUALIFYING RULES FOR ATHLETES FROM THE UNITED STATES:

(This includes US Citizens and those with valid US green cards)

OPEN DIVISIONS

OPEN DIVISION athletes must have placed in TOP TWO of an OPEN CLASS at a national qualifier since January 2021.

MASTERS DIVISIONS

MASTERS DIVISIONS just must have competed at a national qualifier since January 2021.

Proof of USA citizenship must be one of the following:

A birth certificate, voter’s registration card, Military discharge papers. Naturalization Papers(Form N560), Consular Service Form FS24 for those born outside of the United States to United States parents, or a valid United States Green Card

Residency:

Note: Residency is four (4) months prior to a contest or must be a full time student in the area.




QUALIFYING RULES FOR ATHLETES FROM COUNTRIES OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES:

OPEN DIVISIONS

OPEN DIVISION athletes must have placed in TOP TWO of an OPEN CLASS at a REGIONAL event in their home country, since January 2021, and must meet the other requirements shown below.

MASTERS DIVISIONS

MASTERS DIVISIONS just must have competed at a REGIONAL event in their home country, since January 2021, and must meet the other requirements shown below.

CANADIAN ATHLETES

CANADIAN competitors must have placed in top 15 at a pro qualifier since January 2021 and meet other requirements shown below

REGIONAL CERTIFICATES

Some athletes from outside of the US are required to get a regional certificate from their qualifying event. Scroll down for information about this.




NPC CARD REQUIRED FOR ALL COMPETITORS

All athletes must be a member of the National Physique Committee. 2023 NPC cards can be purchased online. 

For US competitors, purchase cards at www.npcregistration.com 

For competitors from outside the US, purchase cards at www.npcworldwide-register.com

You must have your active NPC card before you register and you can purchase one from the entry form, while registering.




ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ATHLETES FROM COUNTRIES OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES:

NPC WORLDWIDE CARD MUST MATCH COUNTRY OF PASSPORT

Athletes outside of the USA must have a current NPC Worldwide membership card (see link above) and the card must match the country of their passport.
  




WHICH COUNTRIES REQUIRE REGIONAL CERTIFICATES?

Athletes from the following countries are required to present a REGIONAL CERTIFICATE from their qualifying event in their home country and meet the qualifying requirements above. The promoter of the REGIONAL EVENT in the countries below will provide you a regional certificate.

Example: An athlete in Spain must compete in a regional event in Spain before they are allowed to compete in any Pro Qualifiers.  Once the athlete competes, the promoter of the event will issue the certificate.

THESE COUNTRIES REQUIRE REGIONAL CERTIFICATES:

Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, District of Taiwan, United Kingdom, Uruguay

If your country is outside of the United States and is not shown in the list above, you must meet the qualifying requirements shown under "EASIER QUALIFYING" above, at an event in your home country.




LETTERS OF INVITATION

In some countries outside the US, a letter of invitation may be requested to allow the athlete to travel or obtain a visa to compete in the event. 

If your country is not on the list above, you will need to contact your local promoter to ask if a letter of invitation is required.  

If you DO require a letter of invitation, please REGISTER and PAY FOR THIS EVENT (The Arnold Amateur), and then you can generate an invitation letter from your "athlete profile", which will be be sent to you after you register.




REGISTRATION IS OPEN:


Registration for the 2023 NPC Worldwide Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini, Physique & Wellness Championships is Now Open! Click the REGISTER NOW button below.

Cost is $250 USD per category. Crossovers are an additional $125.

This fee is non-refundable and must be submitted by the early registration deadline of January 31, 2023. After January 31, the registration fee increases to $350 USD.

Early Registration Deadline:
January 31, 2023

Registration Fees Increase to $350:
February 1, 2023

In-person Registration:
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 during check-in.

REGISTER NOW




IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS:


If you have further questions on qualifying requirements or this Arnold Amateur event, please review everything above. If your question is not covered here, please contact arnoldamateur@npcevents.com.

FOR OTHER EVENT INFO, such as classes, pro cards, schedule and more, click here