Updated January 17th, 2020


Our sport deals with females (individuals) who have vastly different genetic makeup, competition ambition and potential for muscular development. Hence the sport offers a range of divisions as our diagram illustrates. Although genetics and goal setting will determine ultimately what division a female competitor wants - you can imagine with more training and dieting, over time, a competitor could develop along this ‘sliding scale’ of division objectives. 


ICN Australia has several Major Divisions, which in turn may be broken down into several classes. This page is a general overview, for a far more in depth description click on the division of your choice below or on the main menu on the left hand side of this page. Please note that division names and guidelines may differ in countries outside Australia. Promoters in their soul discretion select which divisions and sub-divisions they schedule for their respective events.

Bikini Model   Fitness Model   Ms Classic Figure   Ms Figure   Bodybuilding   Men's Physique

* Divisions are not offered at every show - please check the Entry & Event Information. For more information and images of different divisions, please visit our Judging Guidelines page.




Bikini Model

A softer, beach-body compared to the Fitness Model Class. Competitors should not have a 6 pack abs. Judged just in a bikini.

Ms Runway

Ms Runway is open to every competitor type (Figure, Fitness, Bikini) and judged like ICN Angels except competitors wear a long evening gown style of dress. Ms. Runway image is about looking fit and healthy in a glamorous dress. While this needs a nice shape, it also includes other factors such as the dress itself and your poise, confidence, stagecraft, glamour, and having a sense of fun are all vital.

Sports Model

Sports Model lays between Bikini and Fitness Models. The division is judged wearing sportswear and shoes to give both bikini and fitness competitors an even chance.

Swimwear Model

Swimwear Model is designed for those whose shape is enhanced in a one-piece outfit.


ICN Angels is open to ALL Female competitors, including, Bikini, Fitness, and Figure competitors. This is the chance to Bling, Feather, Glitz and Glam up your Bikinis and add a Las Vegas/Victoria's Secret effect to your costume. Judging is based on the best overall presentation taking poise, walk, personality, overall body condition, and effort into account. This is designed as a ‘fun’ more relaxed type Category focusing on Colour and Entertainment as well. So, come on ladies let's bring a touch of Vegas to ICN.

Fitness Model

Aim to have 6 pack abs. A full description is available on the Judges Guidelines page.

Classic Figure

Judging based on the Symmetry round only. Emphasis is on balance and stage presentation.


Judged along the lines of bodybuilding but figure competitors should have less bulk.


Competitors should have the most bulk and muscularity of any of the female divisions, be well defined and toned.




Fitness Model

Male fitness models have the same ideals as their female counterparts - to present themselves professionally on stage as a model.

Men's Physique

Judges look for fit and athletic contestants who display the proper shape and symmetry combined with muscularity and overall condition.


Competitors should have the most bulk and muscularity of any of the male divisions, be well defined and toned.



Simply divide equally by the number of entries according to height.

First Timer

First Timer means you have never competed before in any federation. First Timer means you are entering your first contest - therefore you are only a First Timer once in your life. However, you can enter multiple First Timer divisions in your first contest. Note: First Timer does not mean this is your first time in the division – so do not enter any First Timer division if you have competed previously.


Rookie is your first year of competing in a specific division. This means enter any division for the first time between January 1 and June 30 and your Rookie status in that division continues until December 31. (Rookie for Season A and B). Or enter after July 1 and you are a Rookie in this division until June 30 the following year. (Rookie for Season B and A).


You must have had children, we may split the division by time since birth of last child, as in less than 2 years, 2-5 year's, 5+ year's at the discretion of the promoter.


Teenage is 19 and under on January 1st. Check entry form.


Junior is 21 and under on January 1st. Check entry form.


There are many Master divisions a promoter may offer, 30+, 40+, 50+, 60+, 70+ and even 80+. Master divisions take your age on the day of contest. Check entry form.


Entry is eligible to competitors who have not won (placed first) in a Novice Division – and this includes winning Novice Height Class. Note: Open division winners cannot enter Novice.


Open is the highest level of any particular division where the best of the best is determined.

The ICN in Australia has a minimum age requirement of 15 years for any competitor. Click here to see the comprehensive Judging Guidelines for each division.

ICN Australia advises that every competitor should understand that the judge's guidelines are updated regularly and that website visitors should refresh their cache to make sure they are seeing the most up-to-date version of the page. Rule changes are recorded on the official Rules and Regulations page 'Rules and Regulations' for the latest rule modifications.