NANBF Natural Iowa Transformation Challenge


NANBF Natural Iowa—Transformation Challenge 2022 EVENT Registration

Contest date: May 7, 2022

Check-in: May 6, 2022

Class option:

  • Men’s Class
  • Women’s Class

Entry fee: $100

NANBF Natural Iowa—Transformation Challenge

The NANBF Natural Iowa 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. The 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 chose to do so.

Photo guidelines: Men and women should wear workout clothes for their photos, that allow 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 (or some other time stamp method). 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. The newspaper (or some other time stamp method) must be visible in photo 1 to verify the 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 from the competition to the promoter (unless the 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 the competition date. Contestants must submit 3 photos and a brief essay together via email by that time.

Essay Guidelines: Contestants must submit a 350-word maximum essay along with the 6 photos no later than the deadline. Contestant essays will be read aloud by an emcee. They will only be judged on content, not delivery. The essay must answer the following questions:

  1. What was your motivation to change?
  2. How did you accomplish your goal?
  3. How do you intend to maintain changes for the long term?
  4. 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 an emcee and their initial and final progress pictures will be displayed. Contestants will be scored and placed (1st, 2nd, 3rd…) according to their photos and essays. The contestant with the lowest total score wins 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 body fat lost, muscle gained, challenges overcome, and on the articulation of that transformation through the essay and photos submitted.

Event Information

Contest date: May 7, 2022

Check-in: May 7 from 5 pm to 7 pm

Entry fee: $100

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Registration cut-off is Friday, April 22, 2022, at 11:59 pm CST.

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