Double check your entry form for information concerning the location and time of check-ins. It is your responsibility to be sure to show up when and where you should.
If you are competing in bodybuilding, have your suit on before you arrive at the weigh-in. Do not wait until you are at the weigh-in location.
In most contests your numbered tag should be placed on your left hip. Place it on the flat plane of your hip to prevent it from twisting or flipping around. This way the judges should be able to see it clearly and will be able to spend their energies on judging your physique, rather than figuring out what number you are.
3. ROUNDS OF COMPETITION:
Prejudging will consist of a symmetry round, comparisons, and sometimes a free posing round (dependent upon whether all competitors will pose at night).
Symmetry Round: Each class will take the stage as a group in a numerical line-up.
The class will be instructed by the head judge to perform quarter turns, one turn at a time, to the right. You should perform quarter turns with heels touching, arms at your side and your head facing in the direction of your feet. You should be in a "semi relaxed" pose, meaning you are not performing any mandatory poses, but you should not be totally relaxed either.
Do not distort your body by twisting your torso or placing one arm further in front of you than the other. Perform the quarter turns as indicated above. If you are not in the position indicated above, the head judge will direct you to conform to the position required.
NOTE: Many amateur coaches instruct their friends wrongly here. In the past some torquing was allowed from the side, but this is no longer the case. Remember, no twisting and do not put one arm in front of the other.
Comparison Round: The entire class will file on stage in a line as they did in the symmetry round. At this point, the head judge will call out the mandatory poses to be performed.