NANBF Transformation Challenge
The NANBF Transformation Challenge is a self-improvement competition, combining a personal body Transformation along with photos and essays. Contestants will be judged by the NANBF Lifestyle Transformation panel. 1 male and 1 female winner will be awarded a grand prize and their inspiring story will be featured on NANBF media outlets. Top five Transformation competitors will be recognized and awarded.
Who’s Eligible to Enter this Challenge? Transformation participants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of entry. Open to any natural contestant (following NANBF drug-free criteria) that has not elected weight loss surgery (such as bariatric, gastric bypass, gastric band, etc.). All contestants will take a polygraph to confirm adherence to criteria. Competitors are not required to enter any other bodybuilding divisions, but are eligible to crossover into other divisions if they choose to do so.
Photo Guidelines: Men and women should wear workout clothes for their photos that allows for progress to be seen. Arms should be at sides in all poses (front/side/back). Photos should be taken against a plain background. Copyrighted photos will not be accepted unless a signed release of use to the NANBF is provided.
Initial starting photos: 3 pictures taken upon entering, can be no further out than 364 days prior to the competition. Photo 1- Full body picture posed from the front. Photo 2- Full body posed from the side, Photo 3 -Full body posed from the back. The contestant must have a newspaper included in photo 1 showing the date when taken. Report weight in these photos and must be accompanied by an In-body scan report (or similar body composition report approved by promoter).
Final photos: 3 pictures taken upon deadline of competition (per promoter’s designation). Photo 1 – Full body picture posed from the front. Photo 2- Full body posed from the side. Photo 3 -Full body posed from the back. Newspaper must be visible in photo 1 to verify date. Report weight in the final photos along with final In-Body scan report (or other similar body composition report approved by promoter). All final photos must be submitted together with the essay via email on or before 2 weeks out of competition to the promoter (unless promoter designates earlier).
Entry Timelines and Deadlines Entry must be completed by 11:59 pm CST 2 weeks before the date of the competition (or earlier by promoters discretion). All entries and essays must be completed in the English language. Incomplete entries will be disqualified. Registration will close no later than two weeks out from competition date. Contestants must submit final 3 photos and a brief essay together via email by that time.
Essay Guidelines Contestants must submit a 250 word maximum essay along with the 6 photos no later than the deadline. Contestant essays will be read allowed by Emcee. They will only be judged on content, not delivery. The essay must answer the following questions: a. What was your motivation to change? b. How did you accomplish your goal? c. How do you intend to maintain changes for the long-term? d. Who do you want to thank?
Judging: The judges will review pictures and essays prior to the day of the show. This will give them an opportunity to become familiar with each contestant’s journey. On show day, contestants will have their essays read aloud by emcee along with their initial and final progress pictures displayed. Contestants will be scored and placed (1st, 2nd, 3rd...) according to their photos and essays. The contestant with the lowest total score wins the overall. The top 5 will come out and accept their award, wearing workout attire.
How You Will Be Judged 5-7 NANBF certified judges will select Transformation winners in the contest from all eligible and completed entries. Entries are judged based on physical transformation over the time span, including bodyfat lost, muscle gained, challenges overcome and on the articulation of that transformation through the form of an essay and/or photo submission.