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2024 Arnold Amateur


Athlete Registration Closed Online Monday February 26, 2024 at 5pm Eastern Time.

Athletes may also enter at checkin on Wednesday Feb 28 at Hyatt Hotel, 2pm to 6pm, 350 N High St, Columbus. No late fee. $250 per class.


EVENT INFORMATION:

The
2024 NPC Worldwide Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini, Physique & Wellness Championships will be held February 29-March 1 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.  Gary Udit is event director.

SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE for ALL CONTEST INFO!


PRE-QUALIFYING RULES:

All athletes must have pre-qualified for this contest. Click for qualifying rules


Each athlete in the 2024 Arnold Amateur will receive a three-day admission to the Arnold Expo. Tickets to OTHER events such as Arnold Classic are sold separately.  For more information, visit the tickets tab on this page

If you cannot find the information you need, please contact us:

Event Director Gary Udit

arnoldamateur@npcevents.com
gary@garyudit.com

or text
412-377-1438

The 2024 NPC Worldwide Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini, Physique & Wellness Championships will be held February 29-March 1 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

The 2024 NPC Worldwide Arnold Amateur will offer the OPEN and MASTERS categories in the following divisions, as well as wheelchair classes in Men's and Women's Bodybuilding:

Men’s Bodybuilding
Classic Physique
Men’s Physique
Women's Bodybuilding
Women’s Physique
Fitness
Figure
Bikini
Wellness


COMPETITOR ELIGIBILITY

You must PRE-QUALIFY for this event.

For eligibility requirements and qualifying information, please see QUALIFYING RULES at this link

All athletes must be a member of the National Physique Committee (except Canadians who must be a member of CPA).  NPC cards can be purchased from the entry form. Athletes from US must have an active NPC USA card. Athletes from outside of the US and Canada need an active NPC WORLDWIDE card

Cards must be purchased before the event and are NOT sold at checkin!


PRO CARDS

Pro cards are given in OPEN divisions in this event. For more information, see the PRO CARDS tab on this page.



COST

The fee to enter the Arnold Amateur is $250 per class. Crossovers are allowed in all divisions. No late fee.



TICKETS

Tickets are $35 each day and are available at this link

Arnold Amateur tickets are per day and give access to Battelle Grand venue. Expo Tickets and other events are sold separately. The Amateur tickets will be included in all Bodybuilding VIP packages.




RULES

The 2024 Arnold Amateur will follow rules outlined by the National Physique Committee. Please see the NPC RULES for more information at the main NPC website



OTHER INFO

If you cannot find the info you need,  view the tabs below. If you have questions, write arnoldamateur@npcevents.com 

COMPETITOR ELIGIBILITY

You must have pre-qualified for this event. For eligibility requirements and qualifying information, please visit this link on our site. 

SCHEDULE FOR
2024 NPC WORLDWIDE
ARNOLD AMATEUR


CHECK-IN

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

Hyatt Hotel
350 N High St
Columbus OH

Hayes Room
1st Floor

 OFFICIAL COMPETITOR CHECK-INS

ALL COMPETITORS MANDATORY CHECK-IN

2pm to 6pm

 


  

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2024

Battelle Hall - Hyatt

PREJUDGING and FINALS
for these divisions:

Men BB
Classic
Men Physique
Women BB
Women Physique


 

8:00 am
PREJUDGING

Men BB

Over 50/40/35/
Open/Wheelchair

Classic

Over 50/40/35/Open

Men Physique

Over 50/40/35/Open

Women BB

Over 50/40/35/
Open/Wheelchair

Women Physique

Over 40/35/Open


 

FINALS

begin 30 minutes
after Prejudging

Men BB

Over 50/40/35
/Open/Wheelchair

Classic

Over 50/40/35/Open

Men Physique

Over 50/40/35/Open

Women BB

Over 50/40/35/
Open/Wheelchair

Women Physique

Over 40/35/Open


FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2024

Battelle Hall - Hyatt

PREJUDGING and FINALS
for these divisions:

Fitness
Figure
Bikini
Wellness


 

8:00 am
PREJUDGING

Fitness 2-Pc

Open

Figure

Over 50/40/35/Open

Bikini

Over 50/40/35/Open

Wellness

Over 35/Open



FINALS

begin 30 minutes
after Prejudging

Fitness Routines

Open

Figure

Over 50/40/35/Open

Fitness Awards

Open

Bikini

Over 50/40/35/Open

Wellness

Over 35/Open


Official Photographer
Chris Nicoll

Contact info
info@profitnessphotos.com

Website
profitnessphotos.com


 

Event Director

Gary Udit
412-377-1438

Online registration is now Closed Online.

Athletes may also register at checkin on Wed Feb 28. See checkin tab on this page for info

Registration fee is $250 per class.

Tickets are $35 each day and are available at this link

Arnold Amateur tickets are per day and give access to Battelle Grand venue.

Expo Tickets and other events such as Arnold Classic are sold separately.
Each athlete in the Arnold Amateur will receive a three-day admission to the Arnold Expo. 
The Amateur tickets will be included in all Bodybuilding VIP packages.


PRO CARDS

The 2024 Arnold Amateur will serve as an official pro qualifier for the IFBB Pro League.

Pro cards are given in OPEN divisions in this event. Pro cards are not given in MASTERS divisions.

Overall winners in OPEN CLASSES of Men’s Bodybuilding, Women's Bodybuilding, Classic Physique, Women’s Physique, Fitness, Figure, Bikini and Wellness will receive professional status to compete in the IFBB Pro League.

The top two overall in Open Men’s Physique and Open Bikini will receive pro status.

You must meet the qualifying rules to compete. View them here

For pro cards, there is a minimum number of five athletes required per division (not per class) as stated

Host Hotel

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Columbus Downtown


Hotel Block Has Filled Up


Trainer's Passes/Backstage Passes Are Not Permitted at This Event.

Inquiries? Contact info@garyudit.com or text 412-218-2755


Official Photographer
Chris Nicoll

Contact info
info@profitnessphotos.com

Website
profitnessphotos.com

MUSIC RULES

All Bodybuilding, Classic Physique and Women Physique contestants MUST supply their own music.

MUSIC MUST BE BROUGHT TO CHECKIN

IF YOU UPLOAD MUSIC, YOU MUST DO SO BY MONDAY FEBRUARY 26, 2024 at 3pm Eastern.

BRING YOUR MUSIC TO CHECKIN EVEN IF YOU UPLOADED IT


TO UPLOAD YOUR MUSIC

Do so before time shown above

You may UPLOAD YOUR MUSIC using a link in the CONFIRMATION EMAIL you will receive after registering for the event.  Check the email you received after you entered the contest and the music upload link will be in there.  If you cannot find your confirmation of entry in your email box, check your spambox of your email. If you have questions, write arnoldamateur@npcevents.com

UPLOAD ONLY YOUR MUSIC SELECTION, NOT ENTIRE ALBUMS


ALSO, PLEASE BRING MUSIC TO EVENT CHECK-IN!

Please also bring your music to checkin as a backup (your music only, not entire songs ) so we have it in case of any problem during the upload.


Vulgar music is NOT be permitted and will be grounds for disqualification. Posing music must be the only music provided and MUST be no longer than 60-70 seconds.  ALL posing music will begin when the competitor’s name is announced.

The event will be live streamed

click here for info

The NPC Arnold Amateur will be governed by rules set forth by the National Physique Committee.

NPC Rules Website

Pro Tan® is proud to be the Official Competition Tanning and Hair & Make-Up Provider of the 2024 Arnold Amateur.


Pre-Registration for tanning, hair and makeup has closed. For tanning, please visit a member of our staff from 2pm-7pm on Wednesday in the Ohio Boardroom at the Convention Center for walk-up appointments.

For make-up and hair, please contact Elysa at 954-740-7750 for availability.


Pro Tan® is the only tanning company permitted on site or at the host hotel. Tanning will be conveniently located at the convention center in the Ohio room. Be sure to register for your tanning package in advance to avoid on-site walk-up fees.

Appointments will be e-mailed to competitors 1 week prior to the contest. Tanning packages include spray tanning services and backstage color touch-ups, oil, and Bikini Bite®. Athletes who do not tan with Pro Tan® and would like backstage services are subject to a backstage service fee. For any questions, please e-mail Elysa Weissbaum at ejw@protanusa.com. Go with the Pros!


 

The Arnold Sports Festival offers unprecedented international exposure to the Arnold Amateur Championships. The Arnold Amateur draws competitors from 80 nations to compete at the Greater Columbus Convention Center's Battelle Grand, home of the world-famous Arnold Classic.

The Arnold Amateur also receives worldwide coverage as more than 600 media are credentialed each year for the Weekend.

The Arnold Amateur offers the unique opportunity for companies to market themselves to the athletes, coaches and fans of the future stars of professional bodybuilding, fitness, figure, bikini and men’s physique. The images and exposure for this event are seen worldwide and shared with hundreds of thousands through the extensive media coverage of the event.

Sponsorship Contact:
Gary Udit
GMU Productions
arnoldamateur@npcevents.com

The Arnold Downtown Shuttle Bus connects every major downtown hotel to the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

The Arnold Downtown Shuttle Bus Route provides wheelchair assistance for ease of transportation. Shuttle buses will be marked by “Arnold Downtown Shuttle.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE ARNOLD EVENT SHUTTLE, CLICK HERE


ARNOLD DOWNTOWN SHUTTLE BUS ROUTE

Greater Columbus Convention Center to
Columbus Renaissance Hotel to
Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square to
Holiday Inn Downtown to
DoubleTree Hotel to
Hotel LeVeque to
Courtyard by Marriott to
Greater Columbus Convention Center


ARNOLD DOWNTOWN SHUTTLE HOURS OF OPERATION

Thursday, February 29, 2024
10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Friday, March 1, 2024
7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 2, 2024
7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 3, 2024
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.


FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE ARNOLD EVENT SHUTTLE, CLICK HERE

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Event Director
Gary Udit
GMU Productions

info@garyudit.com
412-218-2755
text gary at 412-377-1438

or

arnoldamateur@npcevents.com

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