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The 2023 NPC Worldwide Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini, Physique & Wellness Championships will be held March 2-3, 2023 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE TO VIEW THE INFO TABS WHICH HAVE ALL INFORMATION FOR THIS EVENT.


IMPORTANT REMINDERS:

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

The deadline for registration is February 26. Register Now!

PRE-QUALIFYING RULES:

You must have pre-qualified for this contest. View qualifying requirements.


For SCHEDULE, CHECK-IN and PRO CARD INFO and MORE, SEE BELOW

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

Event Director Gary Udit
gary@garyudit.com
or 412-377-1438

or email
arnoldamateur@npcevents.com

The 2023 NPC Worldwide Arnold Amateur Bodybuilding, Fitness, Figure, Bikini, Physique & Wellness Championships will be held March 2-3, 2023 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio.

The 2023 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 have pre-qualified for this event. For eligibility requirements and qualifying information, please visit this link on our site. 

All athletes must be a member of the National Physique Committee (except Canadians who must be a member of CPA). 2023 NPC cards can be purchased from our entry form.

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 2023 Arnold Amateur is $250 per class. Crossovers are allowed in all divisions. Register early so we can get an accurate athlete count to prepare for the event.


TICKETS

General admission tickets to the 2023 Arnold Amateur are $25 per day for Thursday, March 2 and Friday, March 3.

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RULES

The 2023 Arnold Amateur will follow rules outlined by the National Physique Committee. Please see the NPC RULES tab for more information.


SCHEDULE AND OTHER INFO

For schedule, check-in times and all other info, please review all tabs below on this page. If you cannot finr the info you need, write gary@garyudit.com or email 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. 

All athletes must be a member of the National Physique Committee (except Canadians who must be a member of CPA). 2023 NPC cards can be purchased from our entry form.

For schedule and check-in times, please click here

To register for this event, click here

Registration fee is $250 per class.

Registration online will close on February 26.

PRO CARDS


Pro cards are given in Open divisions in this event.

The 2023 Arnold Amateur will serve as an official pro qualifier for the IFBB Pro League. Overall winners in 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 Men’s Physique and Bikini will receive pro status.

General admission tickets to the 2023 Arnold Amateur are $25 per day for Thursday, March 2 and Friday, March 3.  Arnold Amateur tickets DO NOT include admission to the Arnold Expo, but each athlete competing in the 2023 Arnold Amateur will receive a three-day admission to the Arnold Expo.  Arnold Amateur competitors may use their competitor number to attend the Arnold Amateur event only.


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

Inquiries? Contact gary@garyudit.com or 412-377-1438

The official photographer for the event is CHRIS NICOLL of PRO FITNESS PHOTO

He can be reached at chris@profitnessphotos.com

Or via:

website:
www.profitnessphotos.com

Instagram:
@profitnessphotos
click here

MUSIC RULES

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

You may UPLOAD YOUR MUSIC and please also BRING YOUR MUSIC to checkin as a backup (USB or thumb drive preferred).


TO UPLOAD YOUR MUSIC

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 webmaster@garyudit.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 70 seconds.  ALL posing music will begin when the competitor’s name is announced.

The Arnold Amateur and Arnold Classic will be streamed on pay per view.

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The 2023 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 2023 Arnold Amateur. Tanning will be conveniently located in the Ohio Room at the Columbus Convention Center. Be sure to register for your tanning package in advance, below.

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, Brand Coordinator, at ejw@protanusa.com. Go with the Pros!

Book Tanning

Pro Tan® is proud to be the Official Competition Tanning, Hair & Make-Up Provider of the 2023 Arnold Amateur. Hair and Make-Up will be conveniently located in the Ohio Room at the Columbus Convention Center. Be sure to register for your beauty service packages in advance. Appointments will be e-mailed to competitors 1 week prior to the contest. Hair & Make-Up Packages include full head or face services and touch-ups. For any questions, please e-mail Elysa Weissbaum, Brand Coordinator, at ejw@protanusa.com. Go with the Pros!

Book Hair & Make-Up

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

FREE Arnold Downtown Shuttle Bus service is available throughout the Arnold Sports Festival beginning Thursday. The Arnold Downtown Shuttle Bus connects every major downtown hotel to the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

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

Hours of Shuttle Service Operation:

Thursday
9 AM to 11:30 PM

Friday
7 AM to 11:30 PM

Saturday
7 AM to 2:30 AM (Sunday)

Sunday
7 AM to 6 PM

The shuttle service will allow people to leave their cars at their hotels and alleviate some of the parking congestion that always accompanies an event of this magnitude.

The Doubletree Suites by Hilton Columbus Downtown is the Official Host Hotel for the 2023 NPC Worldwide Arnold Amateur.

Doubletree Suites by Hilton Columbus Downtown
50 S. Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Rate: Double / Double Suite OR King Suite $186

Rooms are available until the block is sold out.

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Event Director
Gary Udit
GMU Productions

gary@garyudit.com
412-377-1438

or

arnoldamateur@npcevents.com

Register Now