Manual - FeFA Events

Manual - FeFA Events
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Competitors Manual
www.fefaevents.com | FeFA Regulations version 2015.6 | admin@fefaevents.com | Tel: 905.605.8777
Version 2015.6: Updated JUNE 2015
CHANGES:
- Walk-out added.
- Other details changed.
CONTENTS:
I. INTRODUCTION
II. EVENT DETAILS AND REGISTRATION
III. CATEGORIES
C1. FIGURE
i. Subcategories
ii. Rounds and Posing
iii. Attire
C2. BIKINI-FITNESS MODEL
i. Subcategories
ii. Rounds and Posing
iii. Attire
IV. ROUND GUIDELINES AND PROCESSIES
C3. ATHLETIC WEAR
i. Subcategories
ii. Rounds and Posing
iii. Attire
V. COMMONALITIES TO ALL CATEGORIES
i. Judging Criteria
ii. Coaches
VI. POSING WORKSHOPS
VII. ADDITIONAL NOTES
• I.
FeFA INTRODUCTION •
FeFA designs, organizes and plans fitness and modeling events for all Fe Health & Fitness brands.
The Rules and Regulations of FeFA inform competitors of the expectations requirements placed upon
them in competition. These policies are also designed to outline the competition judging criteria which
serve to inform the assessment of the competitors by the judges in all FeFA Events.
To find out more about FeFA and event details, visit www.fefaevents.com
• II.
EVENT DETAILS AND REGISTRATION •
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The next upcoming event is scheduled for:
Date: July 12th, 2015.
Location: Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.
10268 Yonge Street.
Richmond Hill, Ontario.
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (on-stage schedule will be listed at the end of this document - Check in July
for the final update).
To Compete:
Athlete registration is open!
All competitors for the categories listed in this document must be female and over the age of 18. You
may register for the July 12th 2015 event online at www.felineathletics.com – Register early to guarantee
your spot!
• III.
CATEGORIES •
It is the responsibility of the athlete to determine which category is the most appropriate for her
physique and state of fitness. Please note that athletes are permitted to compete in more than one
category; however, registration for each category must be completed separately, and it is the
responsibility of the athlete to be ready, changed, and on time while switching categories.
If you require further clarification or have any questions please attend a workshop, consult
www.fefaevents.com or email admin@fefaevents.com , or call 905.605.8777.
Currently, FeFA athletes are encouraged to participate in one or more of the following categories:
C1. Figure
C2. Bikini-Fitness Model
C3. Athletic Wear (open to all females who are competing in Figure or Bikini-Fitness)
All prospective FeFA competitors are required to read the following criteria to determine the category
which is most suitable for their individual physique. Athlete registration and feedback will help to
determine subcategories.
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COMPETITOR FORM:
**Please fill out the athlete’s registration form to confirm your height, category (and to grant backstage
access for your coach if applicable)** This will be emailed to you upon registration, but is ALSO available
by clicking the Competitor Form link (send this in BEFORE July 5th! www.fefaevents.com/FeFAQJuly12.pdf )
• C1.
FIGURE •
Physique/Body Composition:
• Competitors are ranked based on the proportion, symmetry, muscularity and overall presentation of
their physique. Figure is a category which emphasizes leanness, requires minimal body fat and a
substantial amount of muscle mass, however not as much as bodybuilding.
Judging: A symmetrically proportionate and developed physique. Balanced upper and lower body which
suits the athletes frame, visible abdominals and overall muscle definition and separation. Shoulder
caps, quad sweep, and narrow waist.
I. Subcategories:
Class A: Up to and including 165cm (5’5”) in height
Class B: Over 165cm (5’6”) in height
II. Rounds and Posing:
Round 1 - Preliminary Comparative Round: (Walk-out plus Quarter turns)
Round 2 - Selection Round: Quarter turns and selection of finalists
Note: Rounds may be modified, increased or reduced, depending on the number of competitors in each
category.
Posing (Click Image Below, will open a new .pdf with pictures):
Idle/relaxed pose: The idle pose is also the default pose which should be held when awaiting
instructions or at any idle point. For Figure this pose is:
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• Standing with the body slightly turned with the front-left side facing the judges displaying the
competitor’s athlete number on the suit bottom.
• The left hand should be resting on the athletes hip, with the left leg slightly out to the side. The body
and musculature should be kept tight.
Front Pose:
• Stand tall with feet together, facing the judges.
• Both arms should be kept to the side with elbows slightly bent, with the palms facing the body. Each
hand should be held about 8-12 cm away from the body, with the hands slightly cupped.
• Legs should be straight with fully extended knees.
Quarter Turns:
Note that the positioning indicated by the quarter turns is designed to optimally display a competitor’s
physique. It is recommended that athletes practice their turns, and attend the FeFA Workshops on
posing.
QT1: Quarter Turn Right:
• Stand tall with feet together, facing the same direction as the body.
• Slightly rotate the upper body towards the left.
• The left arm should be slightly back so that the judges can see the athletes core.
• The right arm should be towards the midline of the body with the palm facing the torso.
• Legs should be straight with fully extended knees.
QT2: Quarter Turn Back:
• Stand tall with feet together, facing the same direction as the body.
• Both arms should be kept to the side with elbows slightly bent, with the palms facing the body. Each
hand should be held about 8-12 cm away from the body, with the hands slightly cupped.
• Legs should be straight with fully extended knees.
QT3: Quarter Turn Right:
The arms will be in the opposite positioning of QT1.
• Stand tall with feet together, facing the same direction as the body.
• Slightly rotate the upper body towards the judges.
• The right arm should be slightly back so that the judges can see the athletes core.
• The left arm should be towards the midline of the body with the palm facing the torso.
• Legs should be straight or very close to it.
III. Attire:
• Suit: A Figure suit is required. Either an open back or cross-strap back. Note that the suit must not
cover parts of the physique which are vital to the judges’ assessment. For reference see images at
www.fefaevents.com/figurepose.pdf
• The Figure suit must be free of logos and wording.
• The suit bottom must cover 50% of the glute.
• Footwear: Footwear is optional. The athlete may be barefoot or choose to wear clear standard Figure
heels. There is no height or platform restriction, however please be sure that it is easy to walk and hold
your poses while maintaining balance.
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Note: You are NOT marked on footwear. In other words choosing to wear or not wear heels will have no
bearing on your assessment - our judges are instructed not to assess athletes who are barefoot any
differently than those in heels. It is important to us that you are comfortable on stage and so we have
chosen to leave decision up to the athletes.
Accessories:
Note: Athletes are NOT graded on hair, makeup, nails, etc.
• Footwear: Footwear is optional as stated above.
• Hair and makeup is OPTIONAL, the athlete is NOT graded on it.
• Jewellery is OPTIONAL, the athlete is NOT graded on it and must remove it if requested to do so by any
event staff for any reason.
• Athletes are recommended have a skin tone which complements stage-lighting and will best show
their physique. The athlete should not use any products that drip or will run off the skin from contact.
• Back-stage tanning at the event will be offered by Monaco Sun. Book in advance at
www.monacosunevents.com
• Event Officials have the right to determine if a competitor is in violation of any rules, and may enforce
policies if an athlete is acting in an unacceptable manner.
• C2. BIKINI-FITNESS MODEL •
Physique/Body Composition:
• Competitors are ranked based on the proportion, leanness and athletic appearance.
Judging: A symmetrical and proportionate physique. This category emphasizes leanness and shape
rather than overall size. Athletes in this category should be less muscular than Figure Athletes. Flat
midsection with decent development, emphasis on the glutes and a small waist.
• Bikini-Fitness Model is based on athletic appearance, development, balance, and symmetry. The
physique should be firm in appearance, low body fat, not too muscular or too thin.
•Skin should look tight, healthy and natural.
• Moderate to minimal separation and striations. An athlete who appears very hard and lean should
register for the Figure category instead (if you are unsure, please contact us at info@fefaevents.com ).
• Sports(wo)manship: Although competitors are not judged on their demeanour, they must maintain
their composure and remain mindful of the way they represent themselves on stage. Please be
professional, polite and courteous to other athletes with whom your share the stage (and other
common areas).
I. Subcategories:
Class A: Up to and including 165cm (5’5”) in height
Class B: Over 165cm (5’6”) in height
II. Rounds and Posing:
Round 1 - Preliminary Comparative Round: (Walk-out plus Quarter turns)
Round 2 - Selection Round: Quarter turns and selection of finalists
Note: Rounds may be modified depending on the number of competitors in each category. Categories
many change, and be increased or reduced.
Posing (Click Image Below, will open a new .pdf with pictures):
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Front Pose & Quarter turns: The front pose is also the default pose which should be held when awaiting
instructions or at any idle point. For Fitness Model this pose consists of the following:
• Left foot forward and pointed forward, right foot behind and pointed out.
• Right hand on the hip and the other out to the athlete’s side, or both hands on hips as pictured above
(optional).
Quarter Turns:
Note that the positioning indicated by the quarter turns is designed to optimally display a competitor’s
physique. It is recommended that athletes practice their turns, and attend the FeFA Workshops on
posing.
Quarter turns in Bikini-Fitness are NOT as strict as in Figure. The side pose/QT1 is also very different as
outlined below.
QT1: Quarter Turn Right:
• Stand tall with feet mostly facing the right side of the stage.
• Slightly rotate the upper body towards the left.
QT2: Quarter Turn Back:
• Turn to face the back of the stage/curtain.
• One or both hands on hips as pictured above – choose what looks best for you.
• Do not flare the lats.
• Look straight (towards the back of the stage) and do not turn your head to face the crowd during this
pose.
• Legs slightly apart or crossed – again choose what looks best for you.
- SPECIAL NOTE: When performing quarter turn back, DO NOT BEND TO EMPHASIZE
THE GLUTES AND HAMSTRINGS.
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QT3: Quarter Turn Right:
The arms will be in the opposite positioning of QT1.
• Slightly rotate the upper body towards the judges.
• The right arm should be slightly back so that the judges can see the athletes core.
• One or both hands on hips as pictured above – choose what looks best for you.
Note: Bikini-Fitness “side pose” (QT1 & QT3) are very different from the Figure “side” poses. Here is an
example of the difference. As you can see it is mostly to show the side of the legs and glutes, with the
upper body presentation still mostly towards the judges. Please observe foot-placement in the side
poses versus the front pose. Note that you still have creative control over the final positioning of hands,
feet, foot distance, etc, however the side poses must display the side of the leg and glute.
III. Attire:
• Bikini: The attire for the Fitness Model round must be a two-piece bikini, similar to the cut shown at
www.fefaevents.com/fefa2fitnessbikinipose.jpg
• The bikini must free of logos and wording.
• The bikini can be any colour. Note that you are NOT judged on the colour, style or design of your
bikini.
• The bikini must be simple; may NOT have any elaborate strings or large distracting attachments on it.
• If the bikini has strings instead of a clasp or strap, they must be secured or pinned in some way to
prevent wardrobe accidents on stage.
• The bikini MUST be in good taste and cover half (50%) of the gluteus maximus and all of the pubic area
• No thongs of any kind. The clothing may not be torn or transparent in any way.
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Accessories:
Note: Athletes are NOT graded on hair, makeup, nails, jewellery etc.
• Footwear: Footwear is optional. The athlete may be barefoot or choose to wear clear standard posing
heels. There is no height or platform restriction, however please ensure that you will be comfortable
walking and posing in them.
Note: You are NOT marked on footwear. In other words choosing to wear or not wear heels will have no
bearing on your assessment - our judges are instructed not to assess athletes who are barefoot any
differently than those in heels. It is important to us that you are comfortable on stage and so we have
chosen to leave decision up to the athletes.
• Hair and makeup is OPTIONAL, the athlete is NOT graded on it.
• Jewellery is OPTIONAL; the athlete is NOT graded on it, and it must removed it if requested to do so by
any event staff for any reason.
• Athletes are recommended to have a skin tone which complements stage-lighting and will best show
their physique. The athlete should not use any products that drip or will run off the skin from contact.
• Back-stage tanning at the event will be offered by Monaco Sun Events. Book in advance at
www.monacosunevents.com
• Event Officials have the right to determine if a competitor is in violation of any rules, and may enforce
policies if an athlete is acting in an unacceptable manner.
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IV. ROUND GUIDELINES AND PROCESSES (C1 & C2) •
Walk-Out Procedures (Click Image Below, will open a larger .jpg for each):
A.
B.
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Round 1 (For C1 and C2):
Directions: Athletes must follow all instructions given by the Stage Director while on stage.
1. Backstage all competitors line up to prepare to enter the stage, one at a time, to perform their walkout and three optional poses.
2. After the walk-out, each athlete walks to an end of the stage (left and right lines, see diagram above),
creating two separate lines on each side of the stage. The front and center portions of the stage must be
left clear.
3. Groups of 5-6 will be called to the center of the stage by the stage director to perform four quarter
turns. The athletes are to maintain a 'relaxed’ front pose (see specific category above for the categories
front pose) while awaiting instructions.
4. From this front pose, the stage director will instruct the athletes to perform a quarter turn (There is a
difference between the Figure Turns and Bikini-Fitness Turns, so please make sure you are doing the
correct turns):
• 1. To the Right (athlete is now facing their Right side from the start position)
• 2. To the Right (athlete is now facing the back of the stage)
- SPECIAL NOTE: When performing quarter turn back, DO NOT BEND TO EMPHASIZE
THE GLUTES AND HAMSTRINGS.
- Feet are placed together. Competitors face their forward (the back of the stage at this
point), and do not twist to look at the judges.
• 3. To the Right (athlete is now facing the opposite side of pose 1.).
• 4. To the Right (athlete is now facing the judges again).
Each turn/pose is to be held until the stage director instructs the athlete to perform the next turn. Once
all 4 turns have been completed, the athletes are to maintain the “front” pose until instructed to rejoin
the lines from which they came.
5. After all competitors from all lines have been assessed, the athletes are to reform their original line
and exit the stage.
SCORING:
Note: Check www.fefaevents.com to be sure that this document is up to date.
• Judges assess each competitor based on their physique only. Athletes are NOT awarded points for
hair, makeup, etc.
• General components which dictate an athlete’s score are: Symmetry, proportion, balance, shape.
Specific judging points are explained above in each categories respective section.
• Tanning: Athletes are not judged on skin tone specifically, however if you are too light and the judges
cannot see your physique, it will obviously indirectly effect your score. If you tan and are too dark or
used products which make your skin look unnatural, it will also negatively affect your score. Use
common sense and balance. Do NOT look “orange”, and products which run or rub off from physical
contact are banned. Note: The application of tanning products, glazes, or oils are prohibited outside of
the backstage area. Using these products in the event halls or other areas will result in disqualification.
Round 2 (For C1 and C2):
1. Judges will call back on to stage the top scoring athletes. The entire NEW line up is brought out on
stage in a single line, in numerical order.
2. The athletes are then segmented into groups of 5 and are to redo the quarter turn process.
3. Judges newly assess to make comparisons for the rounds.
4. Judges will then request the Stage director to call out specific competitors in any order to help further
compare and establish accurate scores.
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5. When called out, assume Front pose (category dependant) awaiting instruction. Judges will then
instruct all turns again, and may request specific poses be repeated for further clarification and
assessment.
6. Upon completion, return to lineup.
7. After all comparisons, the stage announcer will instruct the exit. All athletes line up again and exit as
usual.
Notes:
• Judges score card contains specific criteria for each category and personal notes for reference and
athlete feedback.
• Judges individually place athletes on a separate card.
• Physique is based on athletic appearance, impressions, development, balance, and symmetry. You are
not judged but should be AWARE of your composure on stage as a representative of yourself and the
brand. You must be healthy, fit, and athletic. Please be professional, polite and courteous to other
athletes with whom your share the stage (and backstage) with.
Finals and awards:
• For each subcategory, the top 10 are called on stage for finals. Judges will reassess or make
adjustments if necessary. Tie resolution will also take place if required.
• Top 3 will be announced.
• The winners of each subcategory will then compete for the overall awards.
• Prizes will be awarded and Athletes will be allocated time to pose for photography.
• C3.
Athletic Wear •
Athletic Wear is a category designed to allow competitors to be creative and has far fewer rules than the
other categories. The purpose is to step on stage as if you were doing a photo shoot for a magazine or
advertisement. Inspiration for clothing and posing can be found in any issue of our magazine, on our
website, or any Fe related media.
I. Subcategories:
• Athletic Wear Open
Athletic Wear category is open to all body types. The purpose of this category is to find models for
future photo shoots and projects. Competitors from C1 and C2 may compete in Athletic Wear.
ATHLETIC WEAR IS FREE TO ENTER for all Bikini-Fitness & Figure Athletes, but you must let us know that
you will be performing in this category in advance (mark on the competitor form which we email you).
Competitor Form (send this in BEFORE July 5th! www.fefaevents.com/FeFAQ-July12.pdf )
Judging criteria:
• This is a very “relaxed” category to allow competitors extra time on stage and to relate models with
themes for publication. This category is not ranked, and is solely to determine modeling potential,
however there will be rewards for athletes who stand out.
II. Rounds and Posing:
Athletic Wear Open - There is only open round for athletic wear.
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Posing: This category involves a walk-out, turn, open pose, and walk to the back of the stage as
demonstrated in the Walk-Out Procedures above.
• Each athlete will perform the “L-walk” to get to the center of the stage.
• The athlete will pause and perform 3 poses for 3-4 seconds each (For this category you can ignore the
judges and look at the photography row!).
• The athlete will walk to the back of the stage and form a line with the previous competitors.
• Once all competitors have performed their walk, all will exit the stage in a line when directed by the
Stage Director.
• Judging note: There are no numerical scores for this category. Models will be assessed and noted for
possible follow-up modeling, editorial and photography opportunities.
III. Attire:
• Brands or details do not matter.
• Logos: Large logos and brand signage are discouraged. The athlete should wear fitted clothing which
displays their physique, and choose colours appropriate for them.
• Athletes wearing any clothing which event officials deem to be inappropriate for any reason
(offensive, unprofessional, etc) may not be allowed on stage.
• Tops: Tank top or sports top.
• Bottoms: Pants or shorts. The entire glute must be covered.
• Footwear: Either barefoot or non-marking running shoes.
• When choosing your clothing, keep in mind that this is still an athletic competition so clothing should
be chosen that will still showcase your physique.
Below is an example from last year’s Athletic Wear Category:
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• V. COMMONALITIES TO ALL CATEGORIES •
Everything following and covered under this section applies to all categories.
• Athletes must arrive to the event at the listed pre-show times to allow for onsite check-in, athletes
meeting, familiarize themselves with the backstage area, and to walk the stage itself before the show.
• Athletes must be backstage at least 10 minutes before the scheduled round which they are
participating in, wearing their number and ready to go on stage. It is the responsibility of the athlete to
be on time and ensure they are aware of the timetable. (Visit www.fefaevents.com for the final time
table in July).
• Etiquette and Sports(wo)manship: Athletes should maintain a positive composure and
professionalism at all times when demonstrating their physique, during the award ceremony, and
interacting with others.
• Posing etiquette: Do not obstruct others. Do wear clothing that reveals more than what is outlined in
the guidelines.
Please Be Aware and Follow the Directions of:
• Stage Director
• Stage Announcer
• Back Stage Coordinators
• Judges
Arrival and Check-in at the Event:
Athletes must check-in at the event to receive badges, backstage instructions and directions before the
event starts. View the event schedule and itinerary for details (this is emailed to the athlete after
registration).
i. Judging Criteria:
• YOU ARE JUDGED ON: Athletes/competitors are judged based SOLEY on their physique. We are
looking for a healthy looking and developed physique, specific to each category.
• YOU ARE NOT JUDGED ON: Hair, makeup, nails, jewelry, shoe choice, suit choice, etc. All of these are
optional, should be minimal, and will not influence the athletes’ score in any positive manner. They may
DETRACT from the athletes’ score if they obstruct the judges view of their physique, and therefore make
it difficult for you to see a specific point body part which is graded (example: hair style which blocks line
of sight to a competitors upper back).
ii. Coaches
• Coaches who wish to watch the event from the audience are required to have an audience ticket.
Auditorium regulations specify there is to be one person per seat allowed.
• Back/off-stage there will be a designated coaching area where coaches are allowed to interact with
their affiliated competitors.
• Only competitors are allowed in the changing area. Coaches are NOT allowed in the change rooms or
dressing area as since these categories are for female competitors only, it would be unfair to those with
male coaches.
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• To get backstage access for your coach, an athlete must notify registration staff of the coach’s seat
number and name 1 week prior to the event. The coach’s numbered ticket will act as their pass to the
backstage coaching area. THERE IS A SECTION FOR THIS ON THE COMPETITOR FORM which we email to
all registered competitors.
Competitor Form Link: (send this in BEFORE July 5th! www.fefaevents.com/FeFAQ-July12.pdf )
• VI.
POSING WORKSHOPS •
The Posing workshops is May 24th ! visit www.fefaevents.com to register!
You can also view sample posing videos at:
www.youtube.com/user/FeHealthandFitness/videos
• VII.
ADDITIONAL NOTES •
• Competitor Form (send this in BEFORE July 5th! www.fefaevents.com/FeFAQ-July12.pdf )
• Updates: Visit www.fefaevents.com to be sure that this document is up to date. We will post when
newer and more refined versions are available on the FeFA site, facebook, twitter and Instagram
accounts:
www.instagram.com/fehealthandfitness
www.twitter.com/FeFitnessMag
www.facebook.com/fehealthandfitness
To register for any events please visit www.felineathletics.com
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